Love Your Heart: Gluten Free and Dairy Free Yummy Chocolate Recipes For You
Mmm, chocolate. It’s no surprise that National Chocolate Lovers Month is celebrated in February, but if you think chocolate should be celebrated for more than 28 (or 29) days a year, you’re in luck – there’s at least one chocolate-related holiday in every month. But if you are gluten free you feel left out that many of the scrumptious desserts are forbidden.
You are in luck! All of these recipes are gluten free and all can be easily adapted to be dairy free too!
- 2 cans full fat coconut milk, preferably organic and free from additives/emulsifiers
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh berries for garnish
- Place coconut milk in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight so that the cream (the fatty delicious part) hardens, separates and rises to the top.
- Open cans and scoop out this hardened cream, placing in a large glass or stainless steel mixing bowl. You won't need the remaining liquid at the bottom of the can for now, but save it for use in other recipes. (I use it for my berry smoothies.)
- Using a hand held mixer on low speed; slowly start to whip the coconut cream (using the same techniques you would for regular dairy cream).
- Add cocoa, honey and vanilla extract and gradually work to a higher speed until ingredients are well combined and you have incorporated enough air for desired texture.
- Top with a handful of fresh berries and serve immediately. Mousse will also keep well in the refrigerator for several days.
- I topped the chocolate mousse with SO Delicious Dairy Free Coco Whip—sooo good!
Gluten Free Chocolate Favs
❤️ Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar
Been looking for a chocolate chip bar that tastes normal? Look no further! The secret ingredient is the Nu Life All Purpose Always Gluten Free Flour Mix. After being diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity, this was the bar saved me when I craved something chocolatey and “normal.”
❤️ Chocolate Avocado Pudding by Lynda Enright, MS, RDN, LD, CLT
Lynda is always looking for good recipes to help her clients heal their gut while staying highly nourished. This recipe is a rich, creamy and delicious dessert that is also packed with good nutrition sure to delight you and your family and friends.
❤️ Spicy Orange Raw Chocolate Truffles by Olena A. Gudz Danko, MS, RDN, LD
Check out these beauties created by Olena. A Gudz Danko, MS, RDN, LD who has married her passions of being a pastry chef and culinary nutritionist with integrative functional nutrition. These truffles aren’t the average cloyingly sweet truffles that you’d find in heart-shaped box at the drugstore! These nutrient-rich raw chocolates are sweetened simply with dates and have a spicy, citrusy kick.
❤️ Deborah’s Chocolate Craving 3 Ingredient Snack by Deborah Taylor, RDN, LD, SNS
Deborah Taylor, RDN,LD, SNS is extremely busy feeding kids at Oklahoma City Public Schools. Her 3 ingredient chocolate wonder is perfect for when you are craving chocolate but don’t want a lot of calories. Taste specific satiety studies show that the first 3 to 6 bites taste the best and the remaining bites we are just trying to re-capture that great taste of the first few bites.
❤️ Laurie’s Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge
I crave chocolate and want to eat it every day. What I love more than chocolate is fudge. Laurie, my dietitian sister, and I have been working on developing a healthy, sugar-free delicious fudge that we would not feel guilty eating. This is the easiest fudge ever. I mean EVER! Only 3 ingredients! Don’t forget the sea salt sprinkled on top. The savory of the sea salt married with the chocolate chips is a winning combination.
All of these chocolate recipes are real food dessert deliciousness. They are so darn healthy compared to other desserts—you can celebrate Happy Chocolate Day any day of the year!
Laurie, Lynda, Olena, Deborah and I cannot wait to see what your favorite gluten free and dairy free chocolate recipes are!