Mexican Chocolate Sauce with Pineapple

This vegan Chocolate Sauce recipe gets some Mexican spice with cinnamon and chipotle powder.  Natural sweetness from dates and a side of pineapple make this a healthy, satisfying treat.  It's gluten-free, sugar-free, with a sophisticated flavor.

EASY          Servings: 10     Ready In: 4 minutes

Mexican Chocolate Sauce with Pineapple - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, No Sugar Added, Spicy Vegan Dessert

Mexican Chocolate Sauce with Pineapple - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, No Sugar Added, Spicy Vegan Dessert

Ingredients

3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup dried dates
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. chipotle powder (or chili powder)
1/2 cup cocoa powder (dark, unsweetened)
1 Pineapple, for serving


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Procedure

Gather ingredients. 
Mexican chocolate flavors: Chipotle, cinnamon, and good dark cocoa. 

To make the Mexican Chocolate Sauce: In a microwave-safe container, combine the almond milk, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and chipotle powder. Microwave for about 1-1:30 minutes (or on "Beverage" setting), until bubbly and aromatic. 
Transfer the almond milk mixture to a blender. Add the cocoa powder. Puree until smooth. 

To finish the dish: Peel and core the pineapple. Cut into spears. 
Serve the Mexican Chipotle Chocolate Sauce slightly warmed, with the Pineapple Spears.

Chef's Tip: You can find chipotle powder with most dried spices or online.  For less heat, you can substitute with chili powder, cumin, or smoked paprika.  Just read the labels and try to avoid any spice blends that have added salts or sugars.


Yield: 1 cup Chocolate Sauce + 12 pineapple spears


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 1/4 cup sauce and 3 pineapple spears)

Calories 181.64
Calories From Fat (11%) 20.41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.38g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 38.75mg 2%
Potassium 526.73mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 45.37g 15%
Fiber 8.21g 33%
Sugar 29.69g
Protein 3.84g 8%
Calcium 108.22mg 11%
Iron 91.97mg 511%
Vitamin A 205.06IU 4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg <1%

 


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