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Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding (Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free)

August 7, 2013

Note from Girl Meets Nourishment: Hey everybody, Katie here – I am taking a quick vacation for the next two weeks, but I have some excellent guest posts lined up for you! Last but not least, this post comes from Rachel of This Original Organic Life – she has amazing pictures and recipes on such a fun and informative site. Thank you, Rachel!

Superfood Chocolate Avocado PuddingOh my goodness.  Pudding.  It’s hard for me to even say or type this word without nostalgia and warmth welling up inside of me.

Pudding Memory Lane

Here are some of the nostalgic images that come to mind when I think of pudding:

Pudding Cup(credit)

And this . . .

Pudding Baby(credit)

 This pudding of my youth may stir up some fond memories, but it doesn’t stir up the same goodness in my stomach.  In fact, since I became a healthier eater in my adulthood, I’ve avoided pudding altogether.  As a chocolate-lover, there came a point where this pudding-avoidance became unacceptable.

Thankfully, my sister-in-law entered in at this very point, reigniting my passion for pudding recently by sharing her experience with avocado pudding.  That’s right, avocado and pudding.  I also happen to be deeply passionate about avocados, so as soon as I heard that they could be used to make chocolate pudding, I was pretty convinced.

This recipe is one that I’ve adapted from the many who’ve gone before me.  What makes it unique is that it uses no artificial sweeteners, dairy products, or hard-to-pronounce ingredients.

Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Avocado Pudding Ingredients

1.) 2 medium-sized avocados, ripe

2.) 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) (like this)

3.) 1/4 cup cacao powder, raw (like this)

4.) 3/4 cup honey, raw & local (like this)

5.) 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)

6.) Dash of sea salt (like this)

7.) 1 tablespoon vanilla (like this)

*I use the most local, organic ingredients I can get my hands on :)

*Makes about 4-6 servings.  Though I knew a gal who ate the entire batch in one quick sitting, so who am I to tell you how much to eat?

 This is so simple, the photos are mostly to display the beauty of a ripe avocado, but they also aid in your own journey through making pudding.

Avocado Chocolate Pudding Steps

It goes like this:

Combine all ingredients into food processor and blend until well-combined.  I suggest giving it a taste test to determine if your own taste buds would prefer it with more honey, for example, to cut the strength of the cacao, or more cinnamon to give it an added kick.

Whatever your flavor, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the tastiness of this healthy pudding.

Avocado Chocolate PuddingPeople will be in awe and so impressed with your creation; you don’t have to tell them it only took you about 7 minutes to make . . . you could even try not saying anything about it being “healthy” or containing avocados and see if they notice. 😉

Did you try this recipe? What are some other ways you can add your own flavor to the avocado pudding?

Share in the comments section, or come visit me at This Original Organic Life with any ideas or questions you may have!

Thanks so much for reading! :)

About Rachel

This Original Organic Life

Rachel is a homesteader, hand-maker, and healthy-liver behind This Original Organic Life, born inNashville, Tennessee and currently living in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband

Jon. She has always loved writing and taking photos, so her blog is a great way for her to direct this passion into something that marries many of her passions! Stop by This Original Organic Life to learn more!

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    This looks delicious!!!

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  • Reply Barbara August 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hey! This is indeed a fantastic pudding!!! I’ve been making it for nearly two years now, although I have a couple of variations on the recipe. I can’t use honey…..or at least in that amount, but i do use 2 T of maple syrup, and the rest is stevia, and I use the liquid extract, to taste. I also use full fat coconut milk, the Let’s Do Organic brand with the rich coconut flavor., instead of the coconut oil. I don’t use cinnamon in mine either. Blows my guests away to find that they are eating RAW pudding, (well….almost) and totally NON DAIRY! I always try to make up some and hide it in the fridge… i can eat it all by myself. Doesn’t usually work tho. I’ve made a wonderful pie with this, using a nut crust, AND, you can freeze it…..FOR CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!!!! How cool (and versatile) is that??? They make great “pudding pops” for the kiddos! Keep up the good work!

    • Reply Rachel from This Original Organic Life August 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for the tips and kind words! I’m glad you’ve wowed your guests with this kind of pudding :) It is amazingly (and surprisingly!) delicious, isn’t it?

    • Reply Christy September 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Love the coconut milk idea! Just tried this for the first time and opted out of the oil. It took less than five minutes to make, including extracting the avocado goodness.

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    Just made it and it is the best chocolate pudding .
    Great idea to make as a pie with a nut crust.
    That will be on my thanksgiving menu.

    • Reply Katie August 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      That would be delicious! :)


  • Reply Christie August 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I wonder how it would be with grass fed butter instead of coconut oil, I can’t have coconut…

    • Reply Katie August 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Give it a try! :)

    • Reply Erin September 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      My Sister in law makes this all the time, but her girl can’t have coconut either. She just used any neutral tasting oil instead of the coconut.
      Hope this helps.

  • Reply Janet August 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Sounds delicious. I am amazed ,however, that so many young people in the US are able to afford to cook with these expensive ingredients all the time. I use all these ingredients myself but could,t afford to feed a growing family in this way. 3/4 cup of raw honey must cost $10

    • Reply Katie August 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Janet,

      Personally where I live, raw local honey only costs me about $3.50 a pound – so it is very affordable. However, it must vary across the states. We have a grocery budget in our house and are able to stick to it even with buying organic and real food ingredients. :) Thank you for your thoughts!

      Hope you enjoy the recipe,

    • Reply Kirsten E. May 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Totally affordable for our family of 8. You only need about 1/4 c. serving size. It’s about keeping everyone out of the doctor’s office, which is not very affordable. I do make this with 5 avocados ($5), 1/2 c. organic maple syrup from Costco ($1.63), along with the rest of the recipe, it probably costs about 0.75 per serving (I get around 10 servings from this). Consider that cheap desserts might be a $1 each popsicle and this pudding is a money-saving winner. Plus, you get the added cost-benefit of it being a serving of vegetables. BOGO! It’s all about choices. The standard American family spends far less now on food, relatively speaking, than our foremothers and fathers did, and exponentially more on healthcare.

      • Reply Katie May 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        Thank you for the breakdown Kristen – this is awesome! :)

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    Amazing recipe! I added less sweetener for myself and more for my husband! The only thing I would change is the picture you chose to display the finished product… I’m a texture person and the photo make the pudding look chunky when it is actually very smooth :)

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    Absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing. I’m making a chocolate pie… I used agave nectar and some vanilla almond milk in place of the honey, no coconut oil or salt (we don’t use these) And… it is delicious! The cinnamon gives it a great flavor. Thanks again! I used: 6 avocados, 1 1/4 cup agave nectar, 1 cup vanilla almond milk, 3 tsp. cinnamon, 3/4 cup cacao powder and vanilla extract. Thanks again!

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