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Healthy Hot Chocolate (Vegan)

A thick, creamy, and indulgent, healthy hot chocolate that you can drink every day without feeling guilty! (Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Sara @ Gathering Dreams

Ingredients

Healthy Hot Chocolate For 2 People

Optional Toppings

  • coconut whipped cream
  • cacao nibs

Hot Chocolate Mix Jar

Instructions

To Make Your Healthy Hot Chocolate

  • If you are using store-bought or already made oat flour, skip this step.
    If you are making your own oat flour:
    Simply add some oats (old fashion oats, also known as rolled oats, are what you need) to a food processor or a blender.
    Blend for a few minutes, and scrape down the sides of the food processor from time to time. Keep blending until you reach a fluffy, flour-like consistency.
  • Add all ingredients to a small pot and place over medium heat.
  • For the first minute, use a whisk to combine well and avoid forming lumps.
    Then switch to a wooden spoon or a spatula. This will help you to stop the chocolate from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning.
    Keep stirring until the chocolate starts to simmer.
  • Let the chocolate rest a couple of minutes before pouring it into 2 mugs to get the best thick and creamy consistency.
  • Top your hot chocolate with coconut whipped cream and some chocolate nibs if you really want to indulge. Or simply drink it plain.
    Enjoy!

To Make a Jar Of Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Mix the oat flour and the cocoa powder in a pretty jar, like this one.
  • When you are ready to make your hot chocolate, simply add 2 tablespoons of the mixture, 1 cup of oat milk, and one tablespoon of maple syrup for each cup of hot chocolate you want to make.

Notes

Nutrition facts are per serving without toppings (one regular mug).
Tip: if you prefer a lighter consistency, just use 2 tbsp of oat flour. For a thicker consistency, use 4. But try it as it is first! I think it's just perfect.
Some healthy hot chocolate alternatives you can try:
  • Vanilla Hot Chocolate Mix: Add a pinch of vanilla bean or vanilla powder to the mix.
  • Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix: Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Add 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the ingredients.
  • Mocha Hot chocolate: Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee into the mix to get a kick of caffeine.
  • Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: This is if you really want to indulge...Add 2 teaspoons of peanut butter!
  • Spicy Hot Chocolate: One of my favorites, to warm me up in the winter and boost my immune system. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, plus 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder and a pinch of black pepper. 

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 3mg