Hot Chocolate Souffle ~ A Recipe That Just So Happens To Naturally Be Grain Free and Dairy Free

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Elias, our 12 year old, is my cookbook buddy. Just like me, he enjoys looking through new recipes, getting food ideas, looking at the food pictures. He’s my right hand man when it comes to finding new recipe ideas to play with.

During our past few trips to the library, Elias and I have picked up different cookbooks to look through and get ideas from. This Hot Chocolate Soufflé is one he found recently. He liked the look of the dessert and figured we could adapt it with our healthier ingredients pretty easily. Obviously, he cares so much about using healthier ingredients, just like all normal 12 year old boys. Ha. Haha. Ha. Ha.  Well, at least he knows his mom cares, and he sort of understands why. Really, all he was concerned about was that this recipe looked like a yummy chocolate dessert. What else matters, right?

Here’s what’s fun about this Hot Chocolate Soufflé recipe:

  • It’s very easy to make
  • It only has 4 ingredients
  • It can be made for those who need to avoid gluten and/or dairy

Hot Chocolate SouffléYum

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup sucanat powdered sugar
5 eggs, separated
pinch of sea salt

Separate eggs – whites and yolks – into two separate bowls. Stir sucanat powdered sugar into the egg yolks until smooth. In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate, stirring constantly and removing from heat immediately after chocolate has melted. Stir melted chocolate into egg yolks and sucanat mixture. Beat egg whites and sea salt until stiff peaks form. Fold chocolate mixture into the egg whites until barely mixed. Pour mixture into a 8×8 inch baking pan. Bake in a 400° oven for about 15 minutes or until done through and through.

Grain Free, Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Souffle

These would be great for your Make-Ahead Lunch Box. Also, I looked into where you can purchase allergy free dark chocolate chips. Here’s what I found:

Do you like looking through cookbooks and recipes? (Hope so – this site is full of ’em!)

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  1. ms.p says

    Favorite thing to do. Usually Sunday afternoon with some type of hot beverage. I have collection of taste of home cookbooks. I went from 50 to 20· A lady bought them all. I gave her a very good deal at my yard sale. Her house burnt down and they lost everything. As soon as she saw them she got excited.


  2. says

    I used to read through cookbooks with my grandma when I stayed with her. I still do it myself, every night, the same ones over and over sometimes, before bed. Even when we travel, I take them with me. It’s my “wind down time” before bed I guess.


  3. Marisol says

    This looks yummy! I will have to try this today! Wish you had a picture of the inside …. you know those pictures once the first bite is taken, but I understand, if I was eating something that looked this good I would not stop to take a picture of it! LOL!!! Thanks for posting!


  4. karen says

    This looks good and I like the ingredients, but I am struggling to see how to serve it. Is this a “serve with ice cream” type of dessert? Is it comparable to a brownie? Do you prefer it served warm or room temperature? Thanks!!!


    Laura Reply:

    We ate them plain, like a brownie. Warm or room temp works fine, and with ice cream I think would be fab!!


  5. lyss says

    Oh, good, so it’s normal to sit and look at cookbooks and recipes! I love to do so, even if I never make anything I look at. lol


  6. says

    I do like to read cookbooks, but even more I like to read food memoirs with recipes interspersed :)

    Just wanted to mention that Costco’s Kirkland chocolate chips are dairy free too! They do have soy, and it might say “processed on equipment that also uses dairy” or something, but they are a lot cheaper than either of the other brands you mentioned and quite tasty! So if you’re solely dairy-free (and not anaphylactic), Costco might be a great option.

    This DOES look delicious :) Thanks for sharing!


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