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A collection of fun and healthy Cacao Nib Recipes ranging from ice cream and bars to cookies and pancakes to scones and granola. All recipes are gluten-free and vegetarian!
What are Cacao Nibs?
Cacao nibs (also known as cocoa nibs) are are the raw and unprocessed form of chocolate as you know it. The nibs are shelled cacao beans that have been dried, fermented and minimally processed. They have a wonderful slightly bitter, yet strong chocolate flavor that is packed with nutrients. Cacao nibs are rich in magnesium, iron, zinc and a healthy dose of antioxidants and fiber. They offer a wonderful sugar-free crunch to a variety of dishes as you can see displayed in this round-up. It is my hope you find yourself inspired to incorporate this delight into your diet and find some recipes below that you will enjoy for some time to come!
36 Recipes with Cacao Nibs (Vegetarian + Gluten-Free)
Are you looking for an alternative to chocolate chip cookies? These peanut butter coconut flour cookies are easy, healthy, delicious, require just one bowl and make a perfect recipe for trying out cacao (cocoa) nibs! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free cookies that are perfectly chewy and oh so TASTY!
These quick and easy Oatmeal Raisin Chunky Monkey Muffins may cause you to rethink the ingredients in every muffin you’ve ever baked! They’re one-hundred percent vegan, plant-based, oil-free and gluten-free, and loaded with only the most wholesome, delicious, ingredients.
These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, and packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cacao nibs. Not to mention, they have an amazing texture, too. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!).
NO BAKE OATMEAL COOKIE ENERGY BITES – Pass Me Some Tasty
No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are coming your way kidlets (and parents)! These tasty little bites are healthy, loaded with nutritious superfoods, easy to make (get the kids to help out on this recipe), and are perfect for that mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack craving. The only trick is to try and not eat all of them in one sitting.
Ever since devouring our very first batch of Vegan Baked Chocolate Chip Skillet Scones, we are skillet scone fans! Need to bring something to share at a potluck, picnic or get-together? Make these scones. Want to feel like the most fabulous baker in the whole-wide-world? Also, don’t really want to f…
Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream (video) – Plant Based Cooking
What’s not to love about cherries and chocolate. They’re divine on Valentine’s day or tasty with a BBQ. Both are considered super foods and this version is all plant-based goodness without the fat or sugar.
Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.