Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding is intensely chocolate with a hint of banana and maple syrup. Healthy and delicious, no-one will ever guess that it has avocados and no butter or chocolate. Enjoy this healthy treat any time! It’s vegan, raw, and gluten-free but, shhh, don’t tell anyone! Perfect last minute treat for Mother’s Day! Jump to Recipe
I remember the first time I tried avocados. I was maybe about 10 or 11 years old and I don’t know who my mom had to bribe to get avocados back then in Soviet Union. I didn’t like them. They were strange and had a weird texture, but then my mom put some salt, lemon juice and a dollop of sour cream in an avocado boat and… It was good! Really good!
Fast forward 20+ years and this is still my favourite way of eating avocados, although I did switch sour cream to greek yogurt and added cracked black pepper. There are times when I am quite adventurous in the kitchen, but then there are classics that I like so much that I never venture far away from them. In most cases avocado in my house is eaten straight out of the skin the way I described above, cubed and added to simple cucumber and tomato salad or mashed with some salt, pepper and lemon juice.
My husband doesn’t like avocados, so I don’t buy them often. But this time I finally bought a bag of five at Costco since their avocados are my favourite. Last weekend I tried Eggs fried in sliced Avocado and today I came home to half an avocado waiting to be eaten in my fridge and bananas turning dangerously brown and this is how Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding was created.
I have seen a bunch of desserts online made with avocados and decided that it was my turn to experiment. I put the green fleshed vegetable in my mini food processor, added half a banana, some maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder and gave it a whirl… After a minute or so the texture became smooth and creamy and the colour intensly chocolaty. To be honest, I was a little bit scared trying it. I know a lot of people say that avocados are bland, but I actually find them very flavourful. Yes, they taste quite mild but very unique. And although I love avocados in savoury dishes, I wasn’t sure if that flavour would work well in something sweet. Well, I didn’t need to be worried. Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding had absolutely no avocado flavour! All I could taste was chocolate and a subtle hint of banana and maple syrup. It was creamy, smooth, fresh, delicious, satisfying and… Healthy!!! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and even raw. It’s a perfect dessert or even breakfast! I believe that it would also be an amazing frosting for my Best-Ever Chocolate Vegan Cake! And if you are looking for another gluten-free and raw dessert then try my Quick Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, I made them at least half a dozen times, maybe more!
Here’s a new video that I made for this recipe – look how easy it is!
It’s totally a Mom Recipe as it’s super fast and easy to make, really delicious and you can make it even healthier by omitting maple syrup. Banana is sweet enough usually that it can be the only source of sweetness and without the maple syrup this Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding would be a really healthy baby dessert as well, just add full banana instead of half and a few drops of milk (regular or plant-based)!
Here’s a list of flavourings that you can add to this Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding to make it different every time:
- Orange zest – chocolate and orange is one of my absolutely favourite combinations!
- A few drops of mint, peppermint, or spearmint essence or oil – this would make an awesome winter dessert!
- Raspberry syrup instead of maple syrup for a summery treat!
- Pumpkin spice – for an ultimate fall pudding!
- Gingerbread spice – healthy Christmas morning breakfast anyone?
Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding is intensely chocolate with a hint of banana and maple syrup. Healthy and delicious, no-one will ever guess that it has avocados and no butter or chocolate. Enjoy this healthy treat any time. It's vegan, raw, and gluten-free | Imagelicious
- 1/2 large avocado (about 100 g)
- 1/2 large banana (about 50 g)
- 1 tablespoon dark maple syrup (or more to taste)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- cocoa nibs for serving (optional)
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and process for a couple of minutes until everything is smooth and creamy.
Refrigerate for 30 min or more to set the pudding and enjoy.
If you'd like, add some cocoa nibs.