RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Oats

Last week, I accidentally created a new sauce recipe and we’ve been hooked on it ever since. I set out to create a caramel sauce, but after asking Josh to try it, we decided it tasted more like toffee…totally not complaining. It has a bold, rich flavor, but unlike the typical cooking process of caramel or toffee – this requires no boiling, butter or refined sugar. In fact, heating the sauce is optional! The best part is, Willow asks for it all the time – so you know it’s good when it passes her approval!

RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Oats // Be Sol-Ful

Remember how I said I had more tahini recipes for you? Well, this is one of them! Recently, someone asked me why I love tahini so much. Ahhhh, where to begin?! I personally LOVE the taste, the creaminess and that it’s packed with nutrients. To be sure that I’m not leaving out any of the benefits, here is a list that I grabbed from Mind Body Green:

***To receive the full benefits, make sure you’re using raw tahini!

10 health benefits of tahini:
  1. It’s rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.
  2. It’s a good source of Methionine, which aids in liver detoxification.
  3. It’s one of the best sources of calcium out there.
  4. It’s high in vitamin E and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.
  5. Helps to promote healthy cell growth.
  6. Prevent anemia.
  7. Helps to maintain healthy skin and muscle tone.
  8. It has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts.
  9. It’s easy for your body to digest because of its high alkaline mineral content, which is great for assisting in weight loss.
  10. It is high in unsaturated fat (good fat!)

Click HERE to get the full article on http://www.mindbodygreen.com

So, you can see why I sneak it into everything from raw chocolate, smoothies, sauces and more!

Now for the recipe! I know that I just shared an oats recipe last week, but oddly enough, it was one of my most popular posts. People LOVE oats! The one I’m about to share with you is very much like a dessert…because who can say no to dessert for breakfast?! This comes in two parts – making the sauce and making the oats, but I promise it’s super simple!

TOFFEE SAUCE: {vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, raw}

What you need:

  • 3 Tablespoons raw coconut sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons raw tahini
  • 1/2 Tablespoon raw coconut nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 2 Tablespoons filtered water

How to:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. If your mixture is too thick, slowly add more water.
  2. You can use as is or in a double boiler, gently warm the sauce. Be careful not to get it too hot – you don’t want to burn it. The sauce may thicken some as it heats.
  3. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.

RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Oats // Be Sol-Ful

RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Oats // Be Sol-Ful

CHOCOLATE TOFFEE OATS:

Serves 2-2.5

What you need:

  • 1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • Toffee Sauce
  • Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips (or your choice of chocolate)

How to:

  1. In a small pot, combine your oats and milk. Stirring often, cook over medium heat. Once boiling, lower the temperature. Cook until desired consistency is reached or until the liquid is mostly absorbed.
  2. OPTIONAL STEP: While the oats are cooking, gently warm the toffee sauce using a double boiler. I recommend this step to maintain the warmth of the oats.
  3. Once the oats are done, divide them into two bowls (or three).
  4. Top with some mini chocolate chips and a generous drizzle of toffee sauce.
  5. ENJOY!

RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Oats // Be Sol-Ful

RECIPE: Chocolate Toffee Oats // Be Sol-Ful

Stay tuned next week for another recipe using the Toffee Sauce!

Thanks for stopping by!