Chocolate cravings are the hardest to resist, especially during the elimination phase of the AIP. Since on this stage cacao (a seed) is not allowed, not even a healthy bite of 100% dark chocolate (my favorite) is a good option to stop fancying chocolate candies and bars. Try these cookies made with carob instead.
And that’s why I designed the recipe for these cacao free “chocolate” soufflé cookies, chocolaty shortbread shells filled with a smooth and luscious cream that replaces a typical chocolate filling with three healthy ingredients which you’ll discover below in the recipe card.
If you follow my Instagram Stories, you might remember that I created this recipe one night when I was craving a scrumptious chocolate treat, but I also wanted to create something that was compliant with the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), so that everybody could enjoy these cookies with me. My AIP Chocolate Bars could have been a good option too… but I wanted to bake something!
One of my biggest sources of inspiration for developing healthy recipes is to think about the confections I used to love as a kid and then roll up my sleeves to “healthyfy” them. This time the inspiration for these AIP cacao free “chocolate” soufflé cookies came from a traditional Italian breakfast pastry called Grisbí (Google them, they are so beautiful!!). But while these melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bombs, which people eat for a mouthwatering afternoon pick-me-up, aren’t very nutritious, my healthy version of the originals is, as always, free from gluten, dairy, grains, paleo and compliant to the AIP.
I hope you enjoy baking these cute little treats and that, whether you are on the AIP or not, they do help fix your chocolate craving with a healthy alternative.
- 70 gr Arrowroot Flour
- 50 gr Cassava Flour
- 30 gr Tigernut Flour
- 50 gr Coconut Oil
- 50 gr Coconut Milk
- 10 gr Carob Powder
- *10 gr Cacao Powder (if on the AIP replace with Carob)
- 1 tbsp Date Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Rum (the alcohol will evaporate while baking)
- 30 gr Dried Prunes
- 1 tbsp Date Syrup
- 2 tbsp Coconut Milk
- * 5 gr 99% Chocolate (avoid if on the AIP)
- If you want to fill your cookies with a more traditional chocolaty cream, use the recipe for my AIP Nutella instead.
- 1 tsp Carob Powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Flour (to create powdered sugar effect)
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Have fun baking and don’t let a chocolate craving compromise the hard work you have done on the AIP! The alternatives to replace chocolate are many! Did you know that can you even make hot chocolate?! You got this one!!
Lots of love from Italy!