How to Use Carob Powder

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How to Use Carob Powder
Carob powder has about half the sweetness of sugar. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Carob powder is similar to chocolate in that it comes from a tropical bean and tastes similar to cocoa. The difference lies in the reduced calories and fat content of carob powder versus chocolate. If you're seeking a healthier diet but still wish to satisfy your sweet tooth, swap out chocolate for carob powder in your baking recipes. When substituting carob powder, add a little more liquid to your recipes and reduce the sugar.

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  • Liquid
  • Desserts
  • Milkshakes
  • Smoothies

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  1. 1

    Measure out 3 tbsp of carob powder for every 28.4gr. of unsweetened chocolate in your recipe.

  2. 2

    Add 2 tbsp of liquid for every 3 tbsp of carob powder you use. For example, if your recipe calls for water or milk, add extra water or milk.

  3. 3

    Reduce the amount of sugar in your recipe to compensate for the sweetness of carob powder. Reduce one-fourth of the sugar for every 3 tbsp of carob powder you use.

Tips and warnings

  • Sprinkle carob powder on your desserts for added sweetness, or blend it into your milkshakes and smoothies.
  • Store carob powder for six to 12 months.
  • Carob powder is rich in fibre and may help combat diarrhoea.

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