This sneaky vegan dessert recipe is a must-have for anyone, vegan or not! This Chocolate Avocado Banana Pudding is wonderfully healthy but don’t let the ingredients fool you – it is so delicious and decadent, you won’t even know you’re eating a guilt-free treat!
I have some more things to add to my to-buy list. One of those is a stand mixer. My parents have one and it’s so convenient. It doesn’t do as good of a job at mixing ingredients together as a hand mixer but it’s just so much easier. I am able to do whatever I need to do while the batter is getting all mixed and beaten.
Another thing is a food processor. I thought I could use my roommate’s magic bullet but it really doesn’t do as well of a job at mixing and chopping as a food processor probably would. I was supposed to use a food processor for this pudding/mousse. I don’t have one. I started with the magic bullet and that was a total fail, it would not get mixed in at all. It would get pretty mixed by the blades but that’s about it – not good enough. So I stuck the mixture in a blender and used that. It wasn’t bad but I had to hand mix and stir with a spoon quite a bit also. The mixture probably would have turned out much thicker if I used a food processor, but beggars can’t be choosers. I will work with what I can get.
This pudding had a pretty thick consistency and texture just like a pudding. I thought it would come out more like a mousse but I’d consider it more pudding-like. Although it might still get thicker in the fridge. I only tried it right as it was done, not out of the fridge. I will update once I let it cool for an hour or two.
All of the flavors are pretty apparent, especially the banana. I used a ripe banana and a ripe avocado. It was actually my first time ever even dealing with an avocado! It was pretty cool. Thankfully, my roommate told me how to get the meat out. I feel like such a newbie. Oh wait, I guess I am a newbie haha.
I also am paying more attention to post layouts of other blogs and seeing how people post their food recipes. I’m gonna try to adapt to that and do posts with a layout similar to those.
Chocolate Banana Avocado Pudding
[adapted from Edible Perspective]
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
3-4 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp truvia (or more if you like it sweeter)
half a scoop of chocolate protein powder
In a food processor, combine the avocado and banana and blend until smooth.
Add the other ingredients and blend again.
Put in a glass, refrigerate, and serve.
Can be kept in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 2-3 days.
This yields one small pudding. The size is barely enough to fill a glass.
It wouldn’t fit in a regular glass so I had to put it in a martini glass. Plus it looks nice with a martini glass. I feel like anything put in a martini glass will automatically look more fancy and pretty. Haha, but that’s just me.
I used this vegan dessert recipe as topping for the Surprise Cookies – which are a decadent treat of cookies that taste like brownies and have a marshmallow surprise inside. Covered with this fabulous vegan pudding, they taste like heaven! Try them out!
Kammie wants to know:
What are some sneaky ingredients you’ve used in your recipes?
Have you ever used avocado in a dessert? Links welcome.
Let me know in the comments below!