Wednesday, October 29, 2014

4 ingredient vegan coconut chocolate pudding

My family loves pudding. It seems like on a daily basis, Addie asks for pudding. When we pass the pudding aisle in the grocery store, she asks to buy some. I politely tell her that we won't buy any pudding, but we can make some at home. That usually appeases her... at least until we get home and then she asks to make the pudding immediately.

This is a perfect recipe that you can make quickly, without a stove, without dairy and with no fuss. Just put everything in a blender, puree, and voila. Of course, feel free to dress it up or down as you like and add spices like cinnamon or even cayenne to add some heat.

My friends at Cocozia sent me some coconut water to try, and I thought that this recipe was wonderful for highlighting their product. Coconut water is a fantastic substitution for water in baking recipes, and it replaced the dairy in this vegan chocolate pudding.  I could not taste the coconut, so if you are a coconut fan, you can add coconut extract or even try making this with coconut cream (NOT cream of coconut, since that has a lot of sugar added). As an added bonus, this recipe is vegan, so your vegan friends can enjoy it too.

P.S. Addie ate this up like a champ and didn't notice the coconut either.

4 ingredient vegan coconut chocolate pudding
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Cocozia organic coconut water
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
Directions
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Transfer to ramekins.

For best results, allow the pudding to set overnight so it thickens.

Serve with toasted coconut, coconut whipped cream or chocolate shavings.

Disclosure: Cocozia sent me complimentary samples of their product to try. I was not given any additional compensation. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Yield: 2 6-ounce ramekins

Source: Teaspoon of Spice

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