Are you looking for some food inspiration? In this list, you will learn how to use carob powder to replace cocoa and you’ll also get 10 recipes with carob powder. Give them a try!
If you’re a chocolate lover that wants to cut on carbs, listen closely: you MUST try using carob powder!
But let’s start with the beginning:
What is carob powder?
Carob powder is made from roasted carob pods, which are then milled into a fine powder similar to flour or, even better, cocoa. Carob is naturally sweet (around half as sweet as sugar) and it has an intense, decadent flavor, exactly like cocoa. It also has the same rich color and consistency.
But probably the best part about carob powder is that it’s low in carbs and fat and rich in proteins. And we all know how important proteins are in a vegan diet, right?
Carob powder is also an excellent alternative to cocoa in case you have a chocolate or cocoa allergy. Although that may sound sad, don’t stress: carob is just as good as the real deal. No compromises here!
These are all very good reasons for using carob powder instead of cocoa more frequently… but how do you use it?
How to use carob powder
And the answer is extremely simple: feel free to use carob powder exactly as you would use cocoa. Just keep in mind to use less sugar, as carob is naturally sweeter than cocoa. That’s all!
If you’re planning on using carob powder for baking chocolate banana bread, for example, you can substitute 1/4 of the flour quantity with carob. Awesome, right?
Carob powder can be used for all the recipes that include cocoa, from a steaming cup of hot chocolate to brownies, protein truffles, homemade chocolate, and more. This way, you’ll end up with a decadent, delicious dessert with less guilt. Just think of all the carbs you’re cutting by making this switch.
Although carob powder is definitely less popular than cocoa, don’t make the mistake of thinking of it as a weird, complicated and expensive ingredient that only vegans use. No, sir, anyone can replace the cocoa with carob powder for a healthier dessert or a yummy homemade truffle!
In case you’re curious to try some exciting recipes with carob powder, then you are in the right place. I have gathered below some of my all-time favorite carob powder recipes for all tastes: from protein-power hemp truffles to gluten-free brownies, raw vegan chocolate, or some delicious ice cream cupcakes, I’m 100% convinced you’ll find something to love in my list below!
All 10 recipes with carob powder below are my own creations and, although I have written some of them years ago, I still love them a lot and try to make them as often as I can. Trust me, all these recipes have passed the test of time!
All you need to do in order to access each of the recipes below is to click on the titles or buttons. Then you can pick your favorite, gather the ingredients, and head to the kitchen.