4-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding

February 20, 2024 | WRITTEN BY: Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN

4-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding

This Avocado Chocolate Pudding recipe stands out because it swaps traditional, processed ingredients for healthier alternatives without sacrificing taste or texture.

Great for satisfying chocolate cravings in a healthy way, this pudding mixes avocados’ health benefits with cocoa’s rich flavor. This pudding is not just about indulgence; it’s about nourishment too. With a balanced mix of nutrients, it’s an ideal snack for energy and satisfaction.

Health Benefits of Avocados and Cocoa Powder

Avocados provide healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, and plant sterols, which can have cholesterol-lowering effects that can promote heart health. They make this pudding creamy without altering the flavor.

Cocoa powder, when unsweetened, adds antioxidants without the added sugar found in conventional chocolate desserts.

Why This Pudding vs. Store-Bought Options

This pudding is sweetened with maple syrup instead of the refined sugars commonly found in store-bought puddings. While still sugar, maple syrup contains antioxidants and valuable minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Additionally, the healthy fats from the avocado make this a more blood-sugar friendly option than store-bought pudding that contains nearly all carbohydrates.

How to Make Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Start by blending all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until creamy and smooth, ensuring there are no lumps. Enjoy the pudding immediately for the freshest taste, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

Servings: 6 Print
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy and smooth. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 6g

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