I have some questions for you: do you like bananas? Do you like chocolate? Do you like berries? Do you like chocolate puddings? if you said yes to all of them, then you’re going to adore these two recipes for a delicious but healthier and nutrient rich twist to your favorite dessert.
I really like these recipes because they not only contain my beloved chocolate, but they are also grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free and unhealthy fat-free. It’s actually healthy fat loaded given all of those walnuts and flaxseeds. And of course, they taste wonderful. Be warned, there is a banana flavor to these recipe so if you don’t like bananas it’s probably not in your best interest to try it. For those of you who do love bananas and a good chocolaty pudding, go for it. I hope you love these recipes as they add a twist to your normal chocolate pudding.
Recipe 1: Warm Walnut Chocolate Pudding with Berries
- 1 can black beans
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup ground flaxseeds
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- ¾ cup distilled water
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cup medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- berries of choice (I used raspberries and blackberries)
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat walnuts and water in the microwave for 45 seconds to soften walnuts. Place heated walnuts and water in a high powered blender or vitamix with black beans, 2 bananas, pitted dates, flaxseeds, cocoa powder and vanilla extract and blend until completely smooth. Place mixture into two medium sized glass pan or one large glass pan. Top with sliced bananas and berries. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Eat warm or chilled the next day. I like mine soft and warm. It’s so comforting in the winter.
Recipe 2: Raw Chocolate Berry Pudding
- 1 banana
- Handful frozen strawberries
- Handful blueberries
- 3-5 dates or prunes
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or more, add as needed)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional, no need to include if you want it to be fat-free)
Instructions: Blend all ingredients together until silky smooth! Top off with goji berries and mint if you have them.