Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Rich. Creamy. Vegan. Pudding.

I have been enjoying homemade Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding for over a year now, but it is one of those recipes that seems so easy to make that I have been hesitating to put it up on the blog…  Not because I think it is too obvious to share, on the contrary, I think people are quite surprised by the idea of making pudding out of avocados.  My real road block was that I considered it such and easy recipe that I never actually measure the ingredients.  I just mix and keep adjusting until it tastes good.

But, I have finally measured out the ingredients so that I can officially share the recipe with those of you who are excited about a super easy way to make some indulgent chocolate pudding.  It only takes a few minutes to whip up and you don’t have to cook, simmer, stir or wait for the pudding to settle.  The avocados are a perfect agent for pudding.

Spoonful of Pudding

Spoonful of Pudding

For those of you who are worried about the taste of the avocado overpowering the pudding, I say “give it a try!”.  Avocados are one of those foods that has a subtle flavor and will absorb the flavors around it, so if you are hesitant, let the pudding sit for at least an hour so it can becomes even more chocolate-y.   This is not a necessary step, but I do find that it helps the flavors meld.

Avocado Superfood

Avocado Superfood

Once you fool everyone into enjoying this indulgent dessert, you can also revel in how amazingly healthy it is for you, your friends and family.  Here are a few of the many superpowers that avocados hold within their dark green shells:

  • Increase metabolism
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Improves the skin
  • Loaded with nutrients – Potassium, Folate, Vitamin E and more

The other excellent health features about this pudding is that it is so rich that you will eat a lot less of it than other puddings.  The avocado is so filling that you only need a small serving to feel satisfied.  I usually have a few spoonfuls here and there when I want a snack and my desire is quenched.  So this pudding will go a long way.  And if it is too rich for you, try adding some coconut milk to the food processor 1/4 cup at a time to see if the consistency feels better to you.

Vegan Chocolate Avocado PuddingVegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

serves 5 -6 people

5 medium avocados – ripe
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup raw agave
1 T vanilla extract

Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the avocado meat out of the shell and into a food processor.  Using your spoon or spatula mash the avocado halves slightly to make the blending process easier.

Add in the cacao powder, agave and vanilla to the food processor and blend.  You may need to stop the food processor a few times to scrape down the sides and make sure there aren’t any chunks of avocado that still need blending.

Taste the pudding to see if you want to make any adjustments.  I like my pudding not too sweet, and very chocolate-y.  You might want to adjust some of these measurements to your preferences.

Serve in small bowls or little cups and be sure to share with friends!

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Categories: breakfast, dairy free, dessert, egg-free, gluten-free, indulgent, raw, snacks, vegan, vegetarian, wheat-free

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2 Responses to “Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding”

  1. Ann says:

    I finally got around to making this. Thank you… it’s delicious!

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