I will admit, I am a chocoholic. But I have lost the craving for the sugary sweet chocolates that you find in most stores now. So, when I took a recent vegetarian cooking class I was so excited to see one of the recipes we would be learning was a vegan chocolate pudding and IT IS GOOD!
I posted a photo of this recipe in the making on my Instagram page (@newvegetarian) and now I would like to share the actual recipe with you. You can vary this recipe to your personal taste, but I have to stress the importance of using only pure cacao powder, anything less will be a disappointment.
So here we go:
- 1 large banana or 2 small ones
- 1 ripe & soft avocado
- 3-4 Tablespoons pure cacao powder
- 1/4 cup plant milk – coconut, almond, soy or your own personal favorite
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, agave or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit for garnishing (bananas, blueberries)
Combine all of these ingredients into a food processor or powerful blender until smooth as pudding. Chill for an hour and serve with your favorite fruit topping.
Few notes, I have changed up the type of plant milk used and I will say I really like using coconut milk most of all, followed by cashew milk. So, try different type of plant based milk and find your personal favorite. Also, changing the type of sweeter changes the flavor as well. I like using honey, but maple syrup is my second choice. The agave is a little too thin and makes the pudding a bit more runny. But you give it a try and see what you like best. Also, don’t make too much at a time, it will keep up to a week at best.
As you can see this is a very simple recipe and once you can make in 10 minutes or less. I just love it myself and can have pudding anytime I want.