This is a guest post from my friend Erin, of Eat Real Stay Sane. Erin and her husband Cameron are fantastic at transforming the treats from our junk food days into wholesome goodies that we can feel better about indulging in from time to time. I can’t wait to try this easy sprouted flour chocolate cobbler. I almost licked the screen, it looks so yummy! Take it away, Erin!
Easy Sprouted Flour Chocolate Cobbler
In my home, the hardest part of sticking to a healthy diet is winning the willpower game.
We live in Provo Utah, and I swear it’s the fast food capital of the world. There’s literally every single thing you could imagine to eat within 5 minutes of our house. There’s even a ton of the delicious fast-casual type places that make you feel like you’re not filling your stomach with sewage like Taco Bell or McDonald’s.
But the hubby and I have a secret to avoiding junk food and sticking to all-natural wholesome eating (it works… most of the time).
We HAVE to make the tastiest, most delicious foods possible at home. And the chocolaty-er the better!
Do we wish we were part of the .1% who seem able to live mostly on fruits, veggies, and healthy sources of meat? Yeah, we do.
But that’s just not us, and you’re probably more like us than the super-strict eaters with iron willpower.
We need that extra incentive at home to keep us from stopping at Dairy Queen. And it’s easy when you’ve already got a pan of deliciousness beckoning you home.
Enter chocolate cobbler.
Being a real food blogger, we’ve made some doozies in our time… but this one takes the cake, er, cobbler.
I’ve never had a recipe this decadent or taste so “normal” in my time as a health hippie. The thick, gooey chocolate underside of this stuff is like warm chocolate pudding – but somehow better. It’s topped with a satisfyingly chewy/cakey layer that’ll knock out any sweets craving you have without feeling sick afterwards.
And just a side note:
Go buy some sprouted spelt flour if you don’t have any handy.
It seriously tastes JUST LIKE regular flour, so you can make recipes like this one and fool even the most hard-headed real food critics. It’s saved our bacon MANY times because it’s easy to cook with, doesn’t change the taste, and doesn’t make your recipe dense like most sprouted flours.
I think we paid $13 for 5 pounds of it – so yeah, it’s expensive on the surface. However, we only use it for our desserts about once a week, so it lasts for months. (We still use our sourdough fed with wheat flour for things like bread, pizza dough, hamburger buns, etc.)
And that’s much, much cheaper than taking the fam out for ice cream or shakes 3-4 times.
So, chocolate cobbler: incredibly easy, decadent, and still tastier than most unhealthy desserts. Try it out!
- 1 Cup sprouted spelt flour
- 2 Teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
- ¼ Teaspoon unrefined salt
- ½ Cup cocoa powder, cut in half
- ¾ Cup raw honey
- ½ Cup raw milk
- ⅓ Cup melted cocoa butter (or regular butter)
- 1 Teaspoon real vanilla extract
- ½ Cup Sucanat
- 1.5 Cups hot filtered water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and ¼ cup of cocoa. Mix in honey, milk, butter, and vanilla.
- Pour mixture in 8x8 pan and spread out evenly.
- Sift together sucanat and remaining ¼ cup of cocoa and sprinkle evenly over the top.
- Pour hot water over mixture and DO NOT mix. I know it looks weird and goes against your instincts.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until the center looks set. Somethimes it's a little hard to tell because there's an ooey gooey chocolate pudding layer underneath the cake layer.
Erin and Cameron Smith, owners of Eat Real Stay Sane, teach people how to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes eating real food, eliminating toxins, and overcoming chronic illness. The secret for them has been to cook homemade substitutes of foods they like – but with healthy ingredients. Get their free ebook, “Guilty Pleasure Recipes Without the Guilt.” You can follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram