I’ve been excited about adding this recipe for a Raw Chocolate Pudding to the blog. I was very keen on trying it after hearing good things from other blogs and people.
It’s a little unusual. One of the things about making raw dishes is you have to learn to think about things differently. There is no cooking involved so often it takes less time. But the ingredients you use change up a little bit and it takes some time to become accustomed to it. For instance, sweetener in our home for any recipe is usually one of the following ingredients: dates, bananas, agave nectar or honey. We always keep a stash of frozen bananas and Petra enjoys peeling them and breaking them into pieces so we can store in the freezer.
Now back to the recipe. This is very simple. To make Raw Chocolate Pudding, combine the following ingredients in a food processor or blender until mixed throughly.
- 2 avocados
- 2 bananas
- 4 T cocoa
- 1/8 cup agave or honey (or either to your liking and desired sweetness)
Usually it is a little warm from mixing it, so I would recommend putting it in the fridge to chill before consuming. It makes about 4 servings.
I can honestly say this does not taste like chocolate pudding. After looking at the list of ingredients I’m sure you aren’t surprised. However, it does have the texture and look of chocolate pudding. And it is tasty. Our children have no idea what regular chocolate pudding tastes like so they were not the least bit disappointed, and in all honesty, they absolutely LOVED it. And we agreed to have it on a regular basis. Thomas and I gave it 2.5 stars out of 4. I’m sure the children would have given it 4 stars. It was a huge hit with them.
Oh, and one other thing. I don’t recommend giving this to any children close to bedtime. We did and will not be doing that again.
And so, I’m curious, how many of you think you would be willing to try this? Or is this too unusual for you to even consider trying?