And here, I asked myself... What is cacao nibs? I have been seeing them everywhere... in many recipes and in most health food shops and supermarkets like Coles and Woolies. Hence, I did a search at Google for an answer.
According to Serious Eats, cacao nibs are small pieces of fermented, dried, roasted and crushed cacao beans and so they are basically raw chocolate that has not been ground, not mixed with sugar and not moulded into the blocks or bars kind of chocolate that we commonly eat. In another words, cacao nibs are actually chocolate which are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, minerals like magnesium and potassium and can improve your mood but with NO sugar and they are not sweet!!! Now, do you think that cacao nibs are good for you? Hmmm....
Can you imagine... eating chocolate that is not sweet? I don't mind. Do you?
I find nibbling cacao nibs kind of nice and interesting but my son hates it. They can be slightly bitter and yet fragrant with coffee-like flavours, nutty and crunchy.
"I don't like these cacao nibs! They are not sweet and they are not chocolate!!!" My son whinged as I was trying to explain to him the benefits of eating cacao nibs. What should I do to convince my son that cacao nibs are delicious?
Well, my baby step it is to mix cacao nibs with chocolate! Then, use the cacao-chocolate mixture to bake something delicious... like these white chocolate muffins with cacao nibs crumbs. Fingers crossed. I hope that I can convert my son to like cacao nibs.
|White Chocolate Muffins with Cacao Nibs Crumbs|