In this post we are going to share some recipe in which you can use cacao nibs both for its flavor and its texture.
The toast that we suggest is one othat we have been serving in our coffee shop, it is a toast of peanut butter, salted caramel, banana and cacao nibs.
First we toast a slice of sourdough bread in wich we spread peanut butter (100% peanut) and then add salted caramel on top. Then we put banana slices that combine perfectly with the peanut butter and also add visual interest. Finally we sprinkled on top the cacao nibs to break up the creamy texture of the peanut butter and banana, adding a crisp and light touch that comes with a cacao flavor that combines great with the rest of the ingredients.
Yogurt and granola
When preparing a bowl of yogurt you can combine lots of ingredients, we will leave here one of our favorites combinations.
We have used a natural organic yogurt to which we have added chocolate granola, a mixture of black blueberries, raspberries and banana slices. Finally a spoonful of nibs, which can be served on the side as shown in the image, or sprinkled on top. Personally, we like to serve all the ingredients with a certain separation so each one mixes it to their taste.
First of all say that cocoa nibs can be baked without problem, they will not lose any of their nutritional and flavor properties. In addition, they will maintain their crunchy texture so they can be used in recipes for pound cakes, cakes or brownies, where creates a very pleasant contrast. It also works perfectly with cookie doughs, being the perfect substitute for the classic chocolate chips.
These are three of the many options that exist for cacao nibs, we hope they have inspired you to create your own recipes and try them out. Although we forgot to mention something: nibs can be eaten by their own as a light and healthy snack. If you are interested in all the health benefits of cacao, we recommend this article by Félix Martín Santos.
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