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Flourless Pain Au Chocolat Recipe

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by Manuela Santana (subscribe)
Video Editor & Writer. IG: manuesantana
Published June 13th 2013
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Pain au chocolat, manuela santana, chocolate
Pain au Chocolat

Since I decided to change my lifestyle and quit sugar, flour or greasy foods, I started my journey in the search for healthy recipes, that are as yummy as the old ones but in a healthy way. I wanted to forget I'm under a self imposed "diet for life" eating delicious things that are, in fact, good for me.

One of those unforgettable yummy things for me, is the French "Pain Au Chocolat" (french name for "chocolate bread"). The first time I had this I was in Paris and I just couldn't help myself when I saw the menu of any Cafe with this indulgence on it.

Yesterday, I got this recipe that I want to share with you, and even though is not a parisian patisserie Pain au chocolat with fine technique or layered pastry, I can tell is a good replacement; a totally delicious, sugarless, flourless and healthy one, that you can prepare in four easy steps.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes: 5 or 6 pieces

Pain au chocolat, manuela santana, chocolate


1/2 cup almond milk
1 whole egg
1 egg white
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1/2 cup almond meal
2 stevia sachets
1 dark chocolate bar
1 cup walnuts


1- Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC.

2- Blend all the ingredients (except for the walnuts and chocolate) for 5 minutes.

3- Pour the mix on a cupcake tray and place into it some little pieces of chocolate and walnuts.

Pain au chocolat, manuela santana, chocolate
Pour the mix on the cupcake tray

Pain au chocolat, manuela santana, chocolate
Include into the mix pieces of chocolate and walnuts.

4- Place the tray into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Et Voilà! My recommendation is to have them when still warm, because the chocolate is totally melted inside. Have fun making them, and let me know how it goes.

Pain au chocolat, manuela santana, chocolate
Serve warm when the chocolate is still melted inside
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Your Comment
Sounds good. A bit like a souffle?
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12398) 2226 days ago
The vanilla essence in the picture, I guess that goes in too. Not included in the ingredients list.
by fidge (score: 0|4) 2225 days ago
That looks superb and so easy to make. I'm going to buy the ingredients and make them this afternoon. Thanks for the recipe!
by arrietty (score: 1|83) 2218 days ago
Thank you ,souds so cool .
by rima. (score: 0|3) 2225 days ago
I received an email asking for a "suitable for coeliacs" version of this recipe. It's easy, instead of whey protein, use more almond meal. So it's going to be 1 cup of almond meal and a little bit of vanilla essence. That's it!

Must be as yummy as this one!! Enjoy!
by Manuela Santana (score: 2|133) 2223 days ago
the recipe mentions 2 scoops what does this mean?
by tap (score: 0|3) 2223 days ago
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