Secretly Healthy Chocolate Pudding [Dairy Free]

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Does it get more classic than chocolate pudding?? This secretly healthy chocolate pudding will be loved by everyone in your family, including your picky eater (as long as they like chocolate)! 

I have been making this chocolate pudding about once a week lately, it is SO GOOD. It all started because Teddy suddenly stopped eating avocados, and I decided I had to do something spectacular to bring them back in his life. Because what is life without avocados?

I originally set out to make a vegan frosting for cupcakes, but Teddy and I just kept dipping our spoons into it. We couldn’t stop! So I decided, why not just skip the cupcake and eat this like pudding? And since I’m the mom, I get to make the rules. Secretly healthy chocolate pudding was born!

There are only 5 ingredients, all things you likely have on hand, especially if you’re an avocadoholic like I am. This definitely qualifies as dessert because there is sugar added, and I DO recommend adding the full amount of sugar here. I tried to get it to the lowest amount of sugar possible while still being delicious! It DOES NOT TASTE LIKE AVOCADO. While I love avocados, I don’t really want to taste them in my dessert. Just chocolate, creamy, goodness here!

We love this secretly healthy chocolate pudding, and hope you do too. Eat it straight from the bowl, or fill raspberries with a dollop of pudding for a Valentine’s worthy red treat!

**Updated to add: you can also make a no sugar added version using dates! Instead of using brown sugar, add 2 to 3 dates that have been soaked in hot water. Soaking just helps them blend better. With this version, I used my mini food processor. If you want to make this for a child under 2 years old, you might even get away with only 1 date, though it wouldn’t taste very sweet to you.

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Here’s The Recipe!

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Pudding

You might just fall into a daily pudding habit once you try this secretly healthy chocolate pudding! It is vegan and paleo friendly, lower in sugar than regular pudding, and has a dose of potassium, folate, and fiber from the avocado!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 medium/large avocado
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar light or dark
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Add all ingredients together. Use hand mixer, immersion blender, or mini blender to mix well. Serve!

Recipe Notes

I tried this with other sweeteners and wasn't as happy with it.

I do think brown sugar produces the best flavor!

You can go up on the sugar by 1 tbsp if you want a sweeter treat. 

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Want more healthy treat recipes??

My e-book, No Sugar, Still Sweet has over 20 amazingly tasty and healthy recipes that are sweetened only with fruit. I searched the internet high and low for recipes that had no added sugar (not even maple syrup, or honey, because those count as added sugar too). And it was SO hard to find. That’s why we made No Sugar, Still Sweet!

My favorites are the One Bowl Banana Muffins, and the Two Bite Brownies!

No Sugar Still Sweet by Kacie Barnes and Heather Staller
Categories: KidsRecipes


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