Forget those chocolate pudding snack cups from the store. They’re loaded with artificial junk. Make the best Chocolate Avocado Pudding with this simple no-bake recipe. The kids will love it.
I remember as a kid begging my mom to buy me those pudding cups in the store. You know which ones I’m talking about. I absolutely loved them. And I couldn’t wait to share them with my kids…
That is until I actually had kids and started reading labels. Yeah, those pudding cups are a hot mess. Have you read the ingredients for one of them?
Here’s the ingredients in a popular brand of chocolate pudding snack cup:
Chocolate Fudge & Milk Chocolate Swirl: Water, Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Palm Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Less Than 2% of: Alt, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Artificial Flavors, Color Added.
I think I counted at least 10 different ingredients – not including the fact that there could be more depending on the oils used. And, I’m not too happy about the modified food starch, vegetable oil, artificial flavors, colors and other ingredients I can’t even pronounce.
And I certainly didn’t want my kids to eat this junk. I wanted a real food pudding recipe. So I started experimenting with avocados. I’ve used them before in my smoothies to make a rich, creamy smoothie along with bananas – so I thought why not give it a try.
Health Benefits of Avocado
Avocados are 100% cholesterol-free, contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients; and just one serving of the superfood offers eight percent of the daily value of fiber — a nutrient which provides a feeling of fullness and has also been found to potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
With less than one gram of sugar per ounce, avocados have the least amount of sugar per serving of any fruit, and they act as a “nutrient booster” by helping the body to better absorb fat-soluble nutrients.
How to Make This Chocolate Avocado Pudding – Step by Step
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Pulse for at least 2-3 minutes to completely mash avocados and bananas. The consistency should resemble a loose pudding.
- Remove from refrigerator and split in 4 small bowls or pint-sized Mason jars to serve.
- Top with whipped coconut cream (optional).
This Chocolate Avocado Pudding is Healthy and Delicious
Let me tell you… this recipe is so delicious. And you can leave the sweetener out if you prefer. My kids like it on the slightly sweeter side, so a tablespoon of raw honey did the trick.
The best part? Telling your kids they can have chocolate pudding for breakfast. Yep, that’s what I did and my kids were thrilled because this recipe is just avocados, bananas, a bit of unsweetened chocolate and some raw honey. That’s it.
Try it and tell me how you like it.
Can Avocado Pudding be Frozen?
This avocado pudding has the best flavor when eaten right away. If you store it in the refrigerator for too long, the taste of the avocado starts to become noticeable.
If you wanted to freeze this chocolate avocado pudding, I would recommend trying to make popsicles.
Top Tips For Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- When choosing avocado. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it’s ripe and ready-to-eat. Ripe, ready to eat avocados may have a darker color but color can vary so it is best to go by feel as well as color. It will feel lightly soft but it will not feel “mushy” to the touch. Ripe fruit is perfect for that day.
- Make sure to use ripe avocados and ripe bananas.
- Top with whipped coconut cream.
- You can store in the fridge for a bit, but it’s best eaten straight away.
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- Creamy Avocado Smoothie by Minimalist Baker
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