3-Minute Vegan Chocolate Sauce. Wow, life has changed! Actually it changed a while ago since this sauce recipe has been my go-to ever since I started building healthy breakfast parfaits! One of the most frequent DMs I get is what do I use for my chocolate sauce, so here it is. I finally decided it needed a post of its own. And there are so many versions of this kind of sauce around the internet so I didn’t invent it, but I did perfect my version and it has a very special ingredient (Mesquite powder) that boosts its nutrition level sky high. Even without it, the other ingredients have a slew of nutrients. The raw cacao powder alone provide an amazing amount of antioxidants-which fight off disease-causing free radicals, as well as iron, calcium, high levels of mood-boosting magnesium. So eating this will make you happier, right?
And it is customizable in flavor and texture. For instance, I make it thicker for a thick fudge layer in my parfaits or even as a raw slice topping, and I thin it out when I want to make a drizzle for my smoothie or oat bowls.
Best of all, it can be stirred up in a bowl in about 3 minutes!
makes about 1 cup
- 2/3 cup cacao powder (I use this brand)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (refined is less nutritious, so use virgin if you can. And try to buy fair trade.
- 1 tsp vanilla paste (you can use extract, but be careful of adding too much of an alcohol-based ingredient or the chocolate will break)
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp Mesquite powder (I use this brand)
Mocha flavor: Add 2 tbsp cold brew coffee
Orange/Ginger: Add 2 tbsp orange juice and 1/4 tsp ground ginger
Chocolate Mint: Add 1 tsp peppermint extract. (Don’t add too much of an alcohol-based extract or the chocolate will break)
Good luck and tag me on Instagram if you make it! Or pin if you like it!