A chocolate pudding recipe that is super healthy? Yes! This chocolate pudding has a surprise ingredient – avocados! We all know that avocados have a long list of health benefits. But in a dessert? Yes, now you can enjoy avocados in this easy dessert recipe.
I couldn’t believe that this pudding would be good when my friend brought it to a pot luck dinner, but it’s fabulous.
Three simple ingredients plus a couple of options for extra flavor come together beautifully in this velvety pudding. I really think you will love it. Look below the recipe for suggestions for varying the sweetener.
This recipe is even great for those who aren’t fond of avocados. They won’t even know they are eating them. It’s a great way to include a healthy food into the diet of someone who is a picky eater.
So if you want a dessert recipe that is delicious, healthy and super quick and easy to make – look right here. This chocolate avocado pudding is a must try. It’s perfect for a quick snack or a family dessert.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe
- 1 avocado, medium
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, heaping
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- Dash vanilla, optional
- Dash cinnamon, optional
- Peel and pit the avocado. Mash it until it is quite smooth. You can do this by hand with a potato masher or in the food processor.
- Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well and process it until it is velvety smooth.
It’s that easy.
Makes 1 or 2 servings.
Make As Much As You Want:I have given you the proportions to make this chocolate pudding using just one avocado for those who are in small households or just want a quick healthy snack recipe. But when you look at the ingredients you can see that it is amazingly easy to make as many servings as you want. Just buy the number of avocados you will need to serve the number of people you are feeding, then multiply everything else by that number. 5 avocados = 5 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder etc. For the vanilla and cinnamon, try a bit and add more if you need it.
SweetenersI have used pure maple syrup to sweeten this avocado pudding but you have many options to choose from. A liquid sweetener like the maple syrup gives the pudding a lovely velvety texture from the added liquid it provides, but you can mix it with Stevia or honey as well. I wouldn’t use artificial sweeteners or sugar, because I think it really diminishes the idea of this chocolate pudding being a super healthy dessert, but hey, it’s your pudding.
Note that in the nutrient count shown above, most of the carbohydrates in this recipe come from the maple syrup. It is certainly healthier than white sugar but it’s still a sugar to the body, so if you want less sugar, cut it in half and use Stevia for the rest of the sweetness.
And remember – if you are counting carbs, count NET carbs, which means removing the fiber from the carb count. When you do that with this recipe, it reduces the carb level a lot.
A Nutty Variation of our Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe:
Toast a few hazelnuts in the oven or a dry frying pan until they are a bit browned. Grind or chop the hazelnuts until they are quite finely chopped and add them to the pudding. You can also sprinkle the top of the pudding with the ground nuts. It adds an amazing taste, a bit like that jarred cocoa and hazelnut spread everyone loves so much.
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