Vegan Chocolate Pudding

I love homemade chocolate pudding.  It can be made many different ways.  It can be made raw, and all versions are vegan and gluten-free.  They all also pack in a bunch of super nutrient dense foods.  I tend to make it as a breakfast because it has raw cacao in it (which contains caffeine) so I don't like to eat it late in the day.  But, for those of you who metabolize caffeine quickly and can consume caffeine late in the day without affecting your sleep- feel free to eat this as a snack or dessert later.

I've included a few different ways that I've made chocolate pudding. For all of the following recipes, simply put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor.


Simple Banana-Avocado Chocolate pudding

(This one is Raw)

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 dates (or 2 tsp of maple syrup)
  • 2 Tbs raw cacao
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Simple Coconut-Chia Chocolate pudding

  • Cream from 1 can of full fat coconut milk that was put in the fridge overnight (the cream will separate from the water in the fridge and rise to the top)
  • 2 Tbs chia seeds
  • 2 Tbs raw cacao 
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (or 2 dates)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • possibly: some coconut water from the coconut milk can if pudding is too thick

---Or you can do a combination of those two and make other versions such as:---

Coconut-Banana Chocolate pudding 

  • Add banana to the Coconut Pudding. 

Coconut-Avocado Chocolate pudding

  • Add avocado to the Coconut Pudding

Banana-Avocado-Chia Chocolate pudding

  • Add chia seeds to the Avocado-Banana Pudding

You can add in additional goodies if you want, such as protein powder or maca powder.  You can also top your pudding with goji berries or other fruit.  Have fun! 


Katie Dawn Habib

Katie Dawn Habib is a Holistic Nutrition Coach with a M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health. By combining her nutrition knowledge with a love of writing, Katie created her own website, The Hungry Gypsy, where she talks about food, nutrition, wellness and travel. On her site you can also find information about her nutrition coaching practice and join in on the conversations. Katie would like to contribute in some small way to global healing and help her clients and readers feel inspired.