I have a secret to share with you: I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic. Yep; when it comes to chocolate, I’m all in. I used to be a milk chocolate girl, but I’ve slowly transitioned over to dark chocolate in the last few years. And yes, I still have a little bit of it on most (okay, who am I kidding – all) days. And here’s another little secret: it’s okay! Going cold-turkey is not the way to go, and it shouldn’t have to be an all-or-nothing thing. Moderation is a good thing.

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A recipe for homemade dairy free chocolate pudding:

I’m excited to share with you a yummy and healthy dairy free pudding recipe that can be made in just minutes, which is full of nutrient-dense ingredients. Goodbye guilt! Hello Chocolate Banana Pudding.

Why I don’t buy boxed pudding

Remember those little pudding packs from when we were kids? Or the boxed pudding that your mom likely made in minutes? I, unfortunately, have been lactose intolerant for most of my life. So I gazed wantingly at the creamy chocolate pudding that others had. I could look, but could not taste. Looking back, I’m actually okay with it. Because have you ever looked at the ingredients that the pudding contains? Let’s take a look:

Ingredients in Jell-O brand Chocolate Pudding (taken from image on Amazon.com):

Um, do you have any idea what Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate is, and do you really want any artificial dyes? I will pass, thank you very much. Instead, I’d prefer today’s recipe, which can be made in minutes – the same as the boxed pudding – and which contains no artificial ingredients whatsoever. No, it has just 5 simple ingredients which are ones that I personally always have on hand.

chocolate avocado banana pudding recipe

A couple of notes on the recipe:

  • The banana flavor is dominant. Use three bananas for a slightly less banana-y flavor, but we like it just fine with four.
  • Make it vegan by substituting maple syrup for honey.
  • This is best if enjoyed within 3 days after making it.
  • Top this off with some chocolate chips or shredded coconut. Or both!

chocolate avocado pudding paleo - dairy free

Banana Avocado Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

A recipe for dairy free chocolate pudding made with just 5 ingredients. A healthy dessert and snack.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith
  1. Peel bananas and avocados and place in a food processor. Add vanilla, honey and cocoa powder. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. Scoop into individual containers and refrigerate until ready to enjoy. Try topping it with berries, whipped cream or a few chocolate chips.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Avocado Pudding
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 569mg16%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What are some childhood favorites that you try to steer clear of while avoiding processed foods? Please comment below; I’d love to help you find a better alternative!

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