Just because chocolate isn’t allowed during the elimination stage of the autoimmune protocol, doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge that chocolate craving. Carob makes a fine substitute in these AIP ‘chocolate’ recipes.
Is chocolate allowed on AIP?
Nope. Chocolate is a seed (even though it commonly thought of as a bean) and seeds are not elimination stage friendly. [source]
Is carob a chocolate?
No. It’s deceiving because it looks and smells so much like chocolate. However, carob is made from the dried and ground pod of a legume. Legumes are also not allowed during the elimination stage, so this makes it even more confusing. However, since you’re eating the pod not the seeds, it gets a pass. [source]
What can you eat instead of chocolate?
Carob is a common substitute for chocolate. It’s allowed during the elimination stage of the autoimmune protocol and has a very similar flavor.
If you’d like to try carob, try these AIP ‘Chocolate’ recipes.
AIP 'Chocolate' Chip Cut Out Cookies
Up your AIP cookie game with these ‘Chocolate’ Chip Cut Out Cookies. Cut out the dough into your favorite shape then enjoy this fun take on a chocolate chip cookie.
AIP Hot Chocolate
This AIP Hot Chocolate is sweet, thick and chocolatey, even with carob (not chocolate). It takes just a few ingredients and less then 10 minutes to make this delicious AIP hot drink.
AIP Chocolate Chip Cookie
If you love cookies, then you need to try this AIP ‘Chocolate’ Chip Cookie (coconut free) recipe. It’s so good that you’ll forget that it’s soy, nut, grain, dairy and chocolate free!
AIP Chocolate Cake
This AIP Chocolate Cake uses carob for its chocolate-ly flavor. This AIP cake would make a great birthday cake!
AIP 'Chocolate' Mug Cake
The 90 second AIP Chocolate Cake is so easy that you’re going to want to make it every night of the week. It’s also an AIP dessert that happens to also fit the Paleo, Vegan and Whole30 diets.
AIP 'Chocolate' Marshmallows
These AIP ‘Chocolate’ Marshmallows are epically good. They have a real smooth chocolately flavor that is sometimes hard to find when using carob. It’s a delicious treat made from all-natural ingredients.
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