Only four ingredients in this sugar-free chocolate pudding recipe! This homemade chocolate pudding is creamy, rich, and the perfect dessert for kids. Sweetened naturally with bananas this dairy-free pudding will put the boxed versions to shame!
Snacks like packaged pudding cups may be the bane of my existence. Mainly because they consist of sugar, modified corn starch, and palm oil (learn more about the dangers of palm oil).
And though I personally never enjoyed them, my daughters are at an age when they notice what other kids are eating. Thus, this is exactly why I've opted to make my own, healthy chocolate avocado pudding chocolate pudding recipes ( is a hit in our house too!)!
This sugar-free chocolate avocado pudding:
- comes together in mere minutes
- is creamy and decadent
- tastes delicious with coconut whip cream or chocolate chips
- can be stored in mini pudding cups for parties
- contains healthy fats to balance out the sugar
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This dairy-free chocolate pudding comes with the additional perk of being naturally sweetened. Moreover, while I do typically use honey or maple syrup as sweeteners, sometimes they're just not needed.
This pudding recipe uses a base of bananas. This has two benefits: it gives the chocolate pudding a creamy texture as well as also keeping it extremely sweet.
How Can I Make The Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Nut-Free?
If you want to send this dairy-free chocolate to school you'll need to cut out the almond butter (we're nut-free here in Canada for all schools).
Likewise, if you have an allergy in the family I don't want you to miss out on this recipe!
When cutting out the almond butter, simply replace it with the same amount of Sun Butter. Made with sunflower seeds and nut-free, sun butter is an amazing alternative.
Plus, this way you still keep the benefits of an added fat to help balance out the sugar from the bananas!
How To Make The Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding BETTER
Wait, is that even possible? YES!
Though this sugar-free chocolate pudding is delicious, it could be more balanced in terms of nutrition. Thus, if you want to use this healthy pudding recipe as a snack instead of a dessert, all you need to do is add some collagen!
Collagen is a beneficial part of bone broth and wonderful for your hair, skin, and nails. Learn more about collagen and why you may want to boost your intake. However, unlike bone broth, it doesn’t taste like well, bone broth.
Similarly, collagen powder is odorless and flavorless. Plus, if ethically sourced one of the purest forms of protein you can give to your kids! I grab my collagen from Perfect Supplements and while I love their big tub of powder, I love the individual packets even more!
I find collagen the easiest way to boost protein in smoothies, vegan yogurts, oatmeal, or any other dish. It blends and mixes well and there are zero flavors to it. Plus, Perfect Supplements sources their collagen from pasture-raised (grass-fed) cows. So, I trust it.
Grab some collagen powder and use code mamabear10 to save some money.
Note: one thing to remember is that if using collagen powder the pudding recipe will not be vegan 😉
Storing The Chocolate Pudding
This dairy-free chocolate pudding is best stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Furthermore, the pudding recipe does taste best if chilled for an hour. However, it won't last long. Thus, it's best made the day you'll be eating it.
However, in an airtight container, it will store for two days in the fridge. Just stir it up before serving.
Ingredients In The Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- ripe bananas
- cacao powder
- Almond butter
- Chia Seeds
- Collagen powder (totally optional, totally delicious)
Note: all of these health-boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca- and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make The Pudding
Peel and break apart the banana.
In a food processor, combine the bananas, cacao, and almond butter.
Combine until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl and whisk in chia seeds. Alternatively, you could add the chia seeds to the blender.
Let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours to firm up and chill. Makes two medium-size servings.
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Homemade, Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding
- Peel and break apart the banana.
- In a food processor, combine the bananas, cacao, and almond butter. Add in the collagen powder if using.
- Combine until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a bowl and whisk in chia seeds. Or, add the chia seeds into the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
- Let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours to firm up and chill
This healthy chocolate pudding is creamy, dairy-free, and contains absolutely no additional sugars! Likewise, with only four ingredients it's quick to whip up and a perfect healthy snack for kids (or for yourself!). Filled with only real food ingredients this treat is vegan and gluten-free.