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