Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding

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Glass jar of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding with a bite removed

I don’t what took me so long to share my take on avocado pudding, but it was long overdue! This stuff is amazing. If you’ve never tried it, now is your chance.

Fresh avocados for making vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I rarely eat chocolate without peanut butter. The two just go hand in hand. So it was a no brainer to add a healthy spoonful into this creamy, rich, nutritionally-dense pudding.

Food processor with ingredients for making vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Nutritionally dense, you say? Yes!

  • Avocados are rich in healthy fats, folate, carotenoids and are extremely heart healthy.
  • Bananas provide Vitamin B6, potassium, fiber and natural sweetness.
  • Chocolate provides antioxidants and magnesium.
  • And peanut butter adds protein and even more healthy fats.

That’s one healthy bowl of pudding, yo.

Food processor with freshly made Chocolate PB Avocado Pudding

The great thing about this pudding – besides its immensely rich texture and chocolate flavor – is that it’s naturally sweetened with dates. Of course, you can substitute whatever other natural sweetener you prefer – maple syrup and agave being ideal.

It’s also customizable. If you prefer an intense chocolate flavor, add less sweetener. And if you’re like me, you like your pudding on the sweeter side and will prefer adding more. It’s extremely forgiving and flexible in this way.

And did I mention rich?

Food processor and glass jars of vegan Chocolate PB Avocado Pudding
Glass jars of Chocolate PB Avocado Pudding with coconut whipped cream

In my opinion, the coconut whipped cream and additional peanut butter on top are essential. It adds another level of decadence and wave of flavor that just brings it all together. Please follow my example.

Jars of thick and creamy Chocolate Avocado Pudding topped with coconut whip and peanut butter

You guys are going to LOVE this pudding. It’s:

Peanut buttery
Not too sweet
Nutritionally dense
& A heart-healthy snack or dessert

If you give this recipe a try, you simply must take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see! We love checking out your photos, especially when dessert is involved. Cheers!

Spoonful removed from a jar of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding

Creamy, thick, nutritionally dense chocolate avocado peanut butter pudding! Just 6 ingredients, naturally sweetened with dates and banana, and so delicious.
Author Minimalist Baker
Food processor with freshly blended vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding
4.62 from 103 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days


  • 1 1/2 ripe avocados
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup salted creamy or crunchy peanut butter (plus more for topping)
  • ~1/2 cup sweetener of choice i.e. maple syrup, agave, date paste or honey if not vegan (amount will vary with preferred sweetness)
  • ~1/4 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk (slightly more if using dates)
  • Coconut Whipped Cream (for topping // optional // but recommended)


  • Add all ingredients except coconut whip into a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more dairy-free milk to thin/help blend. Add more cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavor. Add more sweetener of choice to enhance sweetness.
  • Divide between 6 small serving glasses (as original recipe is written), cover with plastic wrap (pressing the plastic wrap down on the pudding to prevent a skin from forming) and chill for a few hours, or overnight.
  • Before serving, top with coconut whipped cream and drizzle of salted peanut butter.
  • Leftovers will keep in the fridge up to a few days, though best when fresh.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with coconut whipped cream.

Nutrition (1 of 6 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 386 Carbohydrates: 29 g Protein: 9 g Fat: 29 g Saturated Fat: 11.3 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 109 mg Fiber: 10 g Sugar: 13.5 g

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  1. Marie says

    I have made avocado chocolate pudding countless times… this is by far the most odd. I think maybe it’s the banana in it that’s putting me off. Normally I Like minimalist baker recipes, but I’m disappointed in this one. Have you tried this with just peanut butter, chocolate avocado, and no banana? Curious to see if testing that would be better. I’m not sure I want to waste time or ingredients again trying another variation but if anyone else omitted the banana and can attest it’s better, I would give this another shot.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Marie, we’re so sorry you didn’t enjoy it. Is it possible you were using a banana that was on the riper side? We could see that causing an overpowering banana flavor. It also works without banana and with more avocado and sweetener, but the avocado flavor is more noticeable.

      • Marie says

        It was just the right amount of ripeness. Not too under not brown spotted. It’s all good, I just ended up realizing the banana in it is wrong for me and the recipe is not good to me at all. Just feeling down that I wasted all the ingredients. Even hubby said it was “weird” and “not right”. Interesting so many other people liked it. AVO Choc PB banana honey… all just too weird of a combo for our house I guess.

  2. Heather says

    I just made this and much enjoyed. All you recipes are spot on. I will decrease the amount of maple syrup next time.( with the banana was too sweet. I love to use melted chocolate in recipes. How much do you think I should use instead of cacao powder.

    Thank you

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Heather, we’re so glad you enjoyed this recipe! We haven’t tried this with melted chocolate and we aren’t sure if it will work. Because all of the other ingredients are more “liquidy” the pudding needs the cocoa powder to create the right texture. Let us know if you give it a try!

  3. Catrina Semmons says

    Diving into anti-inflammatory again. Also had 2 teeth pulled this morning. Trying to find soft foods that are non dairy and have some nutrients. I’ve been following you for about 8 yrs now. You’re amazing! I’ve made so many of your recipes! Liking the spoon the pudding tasted perfect. Just to play with ingredients I have…I used between 1/4 and 1/2c date paste, then filled the rest up with raw honey.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thank you for your kind words, Catrina! We’re so glad you enjoy our recipes! Wishing you a speedy recovery! xoxo

  4. laura says

    My husband and I (and my toddler) loved this. I used agave syrup and only half of what it called for as a sweetener. I noticed that after a day in the fridge is tasted a bit bitter, which I did not detect when it was fresh. Would the avocados get bitter over time? Also, we used a very ripe banana and it got too much of a PB&J taste and would like to modify. Any suggestions for a banana replacement?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Laura, is it possible the avocado was a little underripe or overripe? That can cause it to taste a little bitter the next day. For replacing the banana, you could try more avocado and more sweetener. Hope that helps!

  5. Caro says

    I made this, this afternoon, with frozen avocado and frozen banana, so it was cold and I could eat it right away. I used honey because I’m not vegan, but it’s still natural. IT WAS SO DELICIOUS! 1/4 to 1/3rd cup is all you need for a serving because it’s so rich and satisfying. Highly recommend.

  6. Kenna says

    Lots of calories. Even though this sounds delicious, has a lot of nutrition, it is still extremely heavy in calories. Most people would NOT EAT a single portion. Sad but true

  7. Adrienne Diaz says

    Hi, I’ve made this recipe a bunch of times and love it. But I was wondering if I could use vanilla bean powder instead of the cacao? For more like a vanilla pudding. I’ve never used vanilla bean powder before, so I’m not sure how that works and if you use the same proportion. Would you happen to know? Thanks :)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Adrienne! We’re not sure if the vanilla will be strong enough to cover up the avocado taste, but if you try it, we’d suggest using 1/4-1/2 tsp. It will likely also be more liquidy, so maybe leave out or reduce the dairy-free milk? Let us know if you try it!

  8. Heather says

    Not gonna lie I’m not a clean eater so I had fairly low expectations but this was actually delicious! I did leave out the peanut butter because I didn’t have any in, and used golden syrup for the sweetener – so as written it would be a little bitter for me, but nonetheless it was thick, rich & flavoursome. Amazing!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Heather! We’re glad to hear it exceeded your expectations. Feel free to add a little more sweetener to taste!

        • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Debs! We find that microwaving peanut butter for 10-15 seconds helps make it thinner. If you don’t have a microwave you can use a double boiler! xo

  9. Sandra Valdivia says

    This was really easy to make and came out awesome! The second time I made it I used coconut milk from a Can and monk fruit (no added sugar alcohol). It still came out awesome!!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Annie, Depending on your blender, it may work. If it’s a Vitamix, absolutely! Otherwise, it probably won’t get the churning power it needs without adding a lot of liquid.

  10. Kristina says

    Never thought that avocado and chocolate will be a good combination, but this pudding is absolutely delicious! Will make this again soon!

  11. Carolyn says

    I just made this for an after dinner treat. The problem was, I couldn’t stop eating it!! This is so delicious!! I have never been disappointed with any of your recipes. THANK YOU!!!

  12. Michelle Levendoski says

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Super easy and so delicious! I served it to the family before revealing the ingredients. They had no idea it was so nutritious. I’ve had requests to make more and put it in tiny muffin tins in the freezer for a quick grab n go treat. 😋

  13. Robin N says

    Such a delicious recipe! I’ve played around adding/substituting prunes (for a sweeter velvety texture) and that works great, too.

  14. Grace says

    This has become a staple in our household! My fiancée loves this even though he’s not a sweet/dessert person. I make a batch each week using frozen bananas and avocados. Recently, I also added kefir and a little bit of milk for the liquid ingredients. Instead of whipped cream, I put Lily’s dark chocolate chips sweetened with Stevia as toppings. Sooooo yummy!

  15. Amanda says

    I made this for my teenage sons today and they devoured it! One son ate it as-is and one used it as a dip for graham crackers. I may try to make frozen pops out of it next time to enjoy over the hot summer.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Maybe! Though we aren’t sure it would be quite as thick. Let us know if you try it!

  16. Marie says

    This was DEVINE!!!! Oh my gosh – it blew my mind how good it was. I didn’t have any bananas (they’re out of them at all the grocery stores by me right now ) so I’m looking forward to adding that whenever they’re back in stock but even without that I am sooooo in love! The pictures looked so appetizing so I’ll admit I was worried it may not taste as good at it looked – completely false! This is maybe my favorite dessert recipe now! I am also happy it’s a little bit healthier than my usual after dinner treats! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!!!

  17. Debora Araujo says

    Today I made this recipe, but I used:
    2 medium avocados
    1 large not super ripe banana
    a couple spoons full of crunchy organic peanut butter
    one scoop of vanilla whey
    half a cup of syrup
    a tbsp of vanilla extract
    1/4 cup of 2% milk

    It’s currently in my fridge and has a light green color, since I didn’t use cocoa (because I didn’t have it here and we are all in lock down). BUT I licked the blender and omg it’s so gooooood! It definitely tastes healthier than a chocolate pudding, but very very yummy! A great dessert alternative!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Debora. We are so glad you enjoyed it and were able to modify based on what you had! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

      • Anneke says

        Absolutely delicious – I made it with maple syrup the first time and date paste the second time (required more almond milk as per the recipe suggestion) and both were great. I also added a teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract and an extra pinch of salt to enhance the flavour. Another easy dessert win, thanks!

  18. Cecilia says

    Absolutely delicious! I’m not vegan, just had some ripe Avocados sitting around. I’ve made a similar recipe in the past, but without the peanut butter. Loved the addition of the peanut butter, always a great combination with chocolate!

  19. Bryndis says

    So many recipes have bananas but I’m allergic. What could be used instead of the banana? Or just skip it? Thanks

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Bryndis, If you want to leave it out, replace it with more sweetener! Though recognize that the flavor of the avocado will be more apparent in that case. Good luck!

      • CC says

        This is so delicious! I’ve made it for a few years now. Today, I accidentally grabbed molasses instead of agave sweetener. The molasses will be good for extra iron for those suffering from anemia- like me.
        The molasses made the pudding much more dense, but adding almond milk and a splash of agave and more peanut butter made it perfect! I also used a frozen banana. I do agree with previous reviewer that you haven’t lived until you’ve tried this!
        Tried out my new Vitamix with this recipe!
        I appreciate other reviewers variations.

  20. Amanda says

    Hi! Just want to say that I’ve tried several of your recipes, including this one, and have enjoyed them all. My son especially loved this avocado pudding. Thanks so much, and I hope you keep ’em coming. :-)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Amanda. We are so glad you and your son are enjoying our recipes! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  21. Sherry says

    I LOVE this simple recipe!! I am sweeter-free at the moment (sugars, maple syrup, agave, etc.) so I planned te use stevia – but I put it all in the blender and tasted it firsthand it was rich and delicious without even stevia! My spouse is allergic to chocolate soI used carob powder instead, and it tastes rich and delicious.

    I plan to serve this at my sister’s vegan Thanksgiving, along with some fruit salad.It will be a nice counterpoint to the pies. I may add a few ripe mangos for for sweetness…

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Sherry. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

      • Mellie says

        I was so surprised how good this recipe is. It tastes just like pudding. The only issue was that I added too much cocoa.
        I will definitely make again.

  22. Susan Bowman says

    I don’t want the added sugars and don’t think that they are needed. I have made a version of this pudding for years using nut milk, very large, perfectly ripe avocado, cacao and one large or two med sliced, frozen bananas. This is delicious on it’s own, or a great base for creativity. Can add ingredients such as maca root powder, nut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, etc. On a side note; Nutiva makes a cacao/reishi powder that is absolutely delicious. It’s a high quality organic cacao and the reishi gives the chocolate a slightly earthy flavor without a distinct mushroom taste. I find it adds a wonderful flavor to smoothies and desserts.

  23. Gina says

    Loved this recipe the first time I made it! Second time I did little bit of sugar free maple syrup, instead of maple, for a touch of sweet and added my chocolate collagen protein powder to increase the protein. Such a yummy fat bomb dessert or snack!

  24. Jasmina says

    I just made this. It tastes amazing. It is chilling and I am taking it to a party so I hope the rest of the people like it. Going to try to make black bean brownies as well and someone is bringing some berries to add. I used date paste. I may use a touch less peanut butter next time. I like peanut butter but it’s coming across a bit strong. In any case this is a keeper.

  25. Lynn says

    This pudding is rich & delicious! We just now ate it as dessert for our lunch. Since it’s so nutritious I’m a little reluctant to call it dessert, but it’s too yummy to be anything else. PS: I added a baked sweet potato to the blender that was already cool. It’s the kind of recipe that allows you to add in other nutritious foods without changing the overall chocolate pudding flavor. Thanks Dana for another great recipe!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kim, If you want to leave it out, replace it with more sweetener! Though recognize that the flavor of the avocado will be more apparent in that case. Good luck!

  26. Deb Jackson says

    I just made this sans the banana (allergic) and subbed sunbutter for the nutbutter and it was delicious! I’m so happy to have good pudding again!???? I used to but almond milk pudding from the store but they weren’t hitting the ‘puddin’ Point’!?? Besides that something in them made me cough?. I’ve made avocado pudding in the past but I always tasted the avocado. Adding in the Nut/seed butters really gave this pudding the real deal ‘body’ and taste I’ve been searching for!????

  27. Dagmara says

    I have made this many times and loved it but always wondered about the a size of avocado – large or small?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Dagmara. The avocados we used were medium in size. The photo in the post might help for scale. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  28. Kelly says

    I’ve made this many times in the past and LOVE it. Even when I omitted the sweetener – so good – the texture is just mmmm. I’m doing the ketogenic diet right now and thinking of how to modify the recipe… Just wondering the serving size in your nutrition breakdown. 1 cup? Or less? I’m thinking of leaving out the sweetener and use maybe half the bananas ?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kelly, we calculated the nutrition based on 1/6 of the total recipe, but would estimate one serving to be about 1/2 cup. If you do some experimenting with this recipe, we would love to hear how it goes!

  29. Kim Lund says

    I haven’t made yet but it definitely has my attention based on many experiments keeping our food clean. The peanut butter helps any time that you’re not starting with 100% neutral background as a base. I don’t know how but it can change so much more than cocao alone can.

    We do eat raw dairy but I also include coconut whenever I can. The recipe looks great.

    Can you please tell me exactly how to whip coconut whipped cream, I have tried many times. Sadly, raw cream does not whip as well as cooked which has left us without whipped cream.

    Thank you for sharing I want to make complete recipe and I can’t do that step.

  30. Adrianna Ochoa says

    Super excited to try this! Just a quick question, 1/2 cup maple syrup? Want to make sure I’m reading this right.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Adrianna, if you prefer a more intense chocolate flavor, we would recommend starting with less sweetener and working your way up. Hope that helps!

    • Kim Lund says

      Thank you so much. I’ll try again, so far I’ve only gotten lumps o coconut but hopefully the right brand will make a difference. I have thrive that only has coconut, no guar, would that work since it’s over 30% fat? Thank you.

      • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Kim, are you referring to the coconut whipped cream? We just updated that page with recommended brands!

  31. B says

    You deserve an award for most creative and delicious recipes , especially with the limited amount of ingredients used. We are all so busy these days and your recipes add so much fun and enjoyment to my life and that of my sons. I thank you for all that you and your special partner in life do. You are appreciated beyond words! Yet another winner! SO rich and tasty! MMM MMMM GOOD!

  32. Iron Steph says

    This recipe looks awesome!!! I don’t have a food processor…do you think it can be made with a hand blender instead?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Depending on your blender, it may work. If it’s a Vitamix, absolutely! Otherwise, it probably won’t get the churning power it needs without adding a lot of liquid.

  33. Sharon says

    Hello, I’m wondering where the Saturated fat grams are coming from? I’m trying to do a life change with a heart healthy cholesterol lowering diet and my understanding is to minimize Saturated fats if not avoid them all together?

  34. Lisa says

    Love, love, love this recipe. So easy and delicious. Shhh, don’t tell anyone I’m not a fan of peanut butter, so I substituted almond butter. Used maple syrup, but only half of suggested amount. Still amazing.
    Recently broke my jaw and was limited to soft foods. Perfect excuse to eat the whole thing myself.

  35. Ann says

    I just noticed that I could change the amount of servings and the ingredient quantity changes accordingly. So smart and so helpful. Thank you for making my life a little bit easier. :-)

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yes! That is a new function that we have recently introduced to the site! We are glad it is helpful to you, Ann! :D

  36. Carol Scanlan says

    My VEGAN (hold all oils) adult child and I just made this a few days ago and we had to wait a few hours for it to cool in the fridge. The 2nd time we used three frozen bananas and it was absolutely delicious on the spot! Thank you for all the great recipes you provide.

  37. Carol Joy says

    THANK YOU THANK YOU! I’m hard pressed to find recipes for one of my college age children because he is VEGAN “hold the oil” at this point in his life. I’m mostly Paleo and this recipe was a good fit for the whole family. I want to thank you for the variety and creativeness that I can always find on this food blog!

  38. Susana Reuder says

    Hi Dana,
    We tried this today and it was a big hit! I wanted something sweet, chocolatey and no baking involved that all could enjoy for my birthday. Since my youngest can’t have cocoa/real chocolate yet, we made this using carob powder. They loved it! I also like mine on the sweet side, so sweet it was. The carob powder has a very special taste, so we have to find some balance otherwise it turns out to be to much carob taste. Delicious! And lovely in a Weck glass with 2 candles on top :-).
    Happy birthday to you and our best wishes to you guys!
    Greetings from Norway,
    Susana, Alex & Cecilie.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed this recipe, Susana! Happy Birthday!

  39. Esther says

    Hi! Do you think I can make it into a pie? Would you maybe add some agar agar or arrowroot? Thank you, I LOVE your recipes

  40. Samia Afzal says

    It has been fun reading comments through your informational posts . I really impressed with your blog . Appreciating work :)

  41. colleen scissons says

    Hands down this is the BEST avocado chocolate pudding recipe! There is alot of similar recipes on the web but this beats them all! I want to say I am a BIG fan of yours. I have never had a recipe of yours I did not enjoy. Thank-you.

  42. Erica says

    OMG this pudding is incredible! I’m a pudding addict and this is better than the “real” stuff. So rich that it’s self-restricting which is actually a good thing! Just as tasty on day 2. Perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth but still have some nutrition (and a happy tummy thanks to the zero lactose) – thanks for the awesome share!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Victoria! I have my doubts that this recipe could be frozen and then defrosted to enjoy at a later time BUT you could try turning them into frozen pudding pops! We haven’t tried this and can’t guarantee results but thought it was worth suggesting!

  43. Elyse says

    This pudding is super yummy and has a great, thick consistency! It was great right after I made it, but it doesn’t last very well (I saved a bowl in the fridge overnight and ate it the next morning). The avocado flavor is masked well at the beginning, but as time goes on it gets to be a little bit more pronounced :)

  44. Charlene says

    This was delicious! I used maple syrup and it turned out great! I give it 5 stars although it would only let me select 4 stars for some reason.

  45. Margaret says

    Been wanting to try avocado desserts for a while and this sounded great! But, if you don’t like the taste of (over)ripe bananas, don t try it. The ripeness of the banana overpowered the other flavors.

  46. Sam says

    You are a genius, this recipe is brilliant!!! I just made a half batch (3/4 large avocado and one full normal banana, and half of all the other ingredients) and swapped raw almond butter for peanut butter because although I love me some PB, I wanted a more prominent chocolate flavor and didn’t want the PB to over power everything. It came out perfect thank you!

  47. Merita Lundstrom says

    Just made this and I love love love it, it’s super rich and creamy and really indulgent. I made a few tweaks, adding a spoonful of coconut oil and a shake of sea salt. I think the sea salt really took it up a notch and recommend giving it a try if you make this recipe. Before going vegan, I never really liked pudding, but this one I absolutely adore. Maybe it’s something about being homemade and dairy free that gives me more confidence in it, as opposed to those super processed pudding cups I would get as a kid. Easy to make and well worth trying.

  48. Tim @ Food Processor Reviewer says

    Absoultely delicious and nutritious. Nice pictures.
    I have been looking for a nice recipe to experiment on a food processor i bought.
    Keep up the good work and keep posting

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! If you want to leave it out, replace it with more sweetener! Though recognize that the flavor of the avocado will be more apparent in that case. Good luck!

  49. Christa kaur says

    Hey thanks for the recipe. Can I use whole
    Milk instead. Making this for toddler, not sure if he will have the almond milk or non dairy since it will be his first time?
    Thank you!

  50. Klaudia says

    Hi, I’ll be baking my first vegan cake tomorrow and I wanted to make chocolate avocado and banana frosting/filling. Would this recipe work, should I add less milk, more peanut butter?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! I sort of have my doubts that this recipe could be frozen and then defrosted to enjoy at a later time BUT you could try turning them into frozen pudding pops! We haven’t tried this and can’t guarantee results but thought it was worth suggesting! Happy cooking!

  51. yaya says

    Hi Dana !
    Thanks a lot for this recipe ! I just made it tonight and it has a great taste ! I licked all the vitamix blender bowl ! It might be a bit too fat/sweet for my every day life but I’ll make it for sure for friends/family ! (I put 1/2 date syrup, 1/2 agave nectar)
    I’ll post it on instagram (yayyagram) ;)

  52. shruthi says

    Hello, I would like to make this recipe for a diabetic person. Is the ingredients safe for a diabetic person to eat?

  53. Stacie says

    I just made this and it’s really delicious! Very rich and creamy, so I don’t think you need a lot (it would be amazing as a topping on things, too). I used two bananas and added in some vanilla extract and didn’t use quite as much PB because our crunchy PB has some sugar in it, too. Thanks!

  54. Ann K says

    I just made this recipe and it is yummmyy! You should call it Chocolate PB Banana Avocado Pudding. I had to use large Florida Avos bc the Haas weren’t ripe and I think it was better because they’re lighter and a bit more watery. Also sub’d Organic Coconut Milk for thr Almond Milk and it made it so creamy. Almond milk is probably the healthier choice. Also used unsalted PB and just added a few grinds of my own. Highly recommend this recipe! It tastes like it would be so bad for you, but there’s a ton of healthy stuff and nutrients. Happiness in my tummy, my soul and my immune system :).

  55. Michelle says

    1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup sweetener is an awful lot of extra fat and calories if you ask me. Try making it with 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of peanut butter. The banana will already add enough sweetness on its own. This is how I do it, and it is much better for you.
    By doing this it will be worthy of 4 stars and not 2.

  56. Rachel Eden says

    This recipe is brilliant! My daughter has multiple food sensitivities, fructose malabsorption and sensory integration disorder so she has an extremely limited diet and I am always on the lookout for recipes I can try for her. I made this pudding and she loves it! The avocado and peanut butter are perfect for adding much needed fat to her diet. She has no idea what’s in the pudding and keeps asking for more. I haven’t made the coconut topping yet but the coconut cream is chilling in the fridge. Thank you for your recipes –they are fantastic!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      It should still work with one avocado, according to other readers! I wouldn’t recommend using frozen bananas as that will affect the consistency of the pudding!

    • Kate Wilson says

      I made it with a frozen banana last week. Granted it was peeled and sliced before it froze, I put it in the processor first then the rest. The consistency was honestly fine, but frozen bananas have a strong taste. I wouldn’t recommend it or use it again.

  57. Melanie says

    Hi Dana,
    I love your recipes. I know you might not see old recipe comments but I thought I would try. I really want to try this recipe but I recently found out I’m allergic to avocados. I am super sad about it, especially since I primarily eat vegan. Anyway, I wanted to know if you had any suggestions for substitutes in this recipe. Maybe tofu, bananas, etc.
    Thanks :)

  58. Nathalie says

    Delicious and healthy!!
    My son just turned 1 year old and is not a really good eater.
    I’m always on the search for healthy, but yummy recipes for him.
    This is sooo good and has some protein in it too. He is just eating and loving it, so thank you a lot for this recipe!
    Will definitely make it again! :) My husband approves as well. ;)
    Nathalie & Levi

    • Nathalie says

      I forgot to mention that I didn’t add any sweeteners, but just topped it off with just a couple dark chocolate morsels.

  59. Jen says

    Can I freeze this? I made too much haha. We had avocados going bad … :| but it’s delicious and I love it. I just know I can’t eat 12 servings on my own. Well I can…. I just am holding back.

      • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

        I have my doubts that this recipe could be frozen and then defrosted to enjoy at a later time BUT you could try turning them into frozen pudding pops! We haven’t tried this and can’t guarantee results but thought it was worth suggesting!

    • Carol Scanlan says

      We froze a batch and the texture and taste were good. We made sure to seal the containers and wrapped well.

  60. Ro says

    Yum Delish!!! made this last night. Such a great combination of flavours and textures. Thanks for the recipe…..I will be making this again and again! Love it.

  61. Ellie says

    The pudding sounded delicious. Unfortunately, The pudding tasted like eating a mashed banana. I added 1/2 a cup of agave nectar and 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of melted milk chocolate chips.
    Adding the extra 1 cup of agave and honey finally gave it some sweetness.
    Thanks for sharing.

  62. Silvia says

    I beyond love this pudding! I make it at least once a week, no joke! I always eat it with strawberries dipped in… Sometimes even for breakfast! I rave about it to anyone that will listen. :). I want to share the recipe with a friend, but her son is allergic to nuts. Any suggestions for replacing the peanut butter? More avocado? More banana??

  63. lordmcfuzz says

    This makes a pint of pudding! Its great if you have pint containers and are looking to bring it to places. I made it the day before and did not get any ‘skin’

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Lainy, thanks for the request. I’ve started doing that in the last year but all older recipes lack that information. However, it’s easily searchable online! Sorry for any inconvenience.

  64. Stacy says

    Ew… This is gross.
    I added some powdered sugar and some stevia and now two of my kids like it. One has not tried it yet, but the other one that tried it does not like it. I think it is gross. I will try to add a dash of vanilla and cinnamon.

  65. Bill says

    Being on keto diet i leave sugar of anytype out. Add few scoops if chocolate whey protein and half cup creme cheese

  66. Sherwood says

    I’ve been eager to try avocado-based pudding since I saw it existed. However, I have limited time and energy to devote to making food so I generally only make things that my boyfriend can also eat–and avocado ain’t one of those things anymore unfortunately. But I finally indulged a little and made this for myself, sans the whipped cream. One of the avocados wasn’t very ripe (the half one), so there were a few rubbery chunks lurking throughout the pudding even after fairly (by my standards at least) lengthy processing. But ermahgerd was it worth it! This pudding is so rich and creamy! I don’t eat pudding as a general rule because it’s generally full of terrible things and awfully unhealthy, but this is absolutely everything I as a texture fiend could possibly dream of in a pudding. And it’s healthy! In moderation at least. But wow. Thank you so much for the recipe! I got me a few more avocados to make another batch of this, and I can hardly wait. :)

  67. lyndsey says

    absolutely delicious!! i had nooo idea you could make avocado into a dessert, let alone yummy chocolate pudding!

  68. Anna says

    Making this for the second time because my (non-vegan) family members requested it! Thank you, greetings from Iceland :-)

  69. Jessica Buttery says

    Wow! I just made this recipe and it’s amazing! It looks exactly the way you show in the pictures and it’s delicious. Thank you!

  70. j.g. says

    I was slightly apprehensive to try a non-commercially prepared chocolate pudding. Recently, a massage therapist who was a chocolate-freak went vegan about 2 years ago. She was telling me about the chocolate pudding recipe she used to satisfy her chocolate craving. Well, kudos…to this recipe. I am impressed with the flavors and creamy texture…Thanks for posting!

  71. Lily says

    Perfect! I did too it with little chocolate chips. Best recipe! Used a Vitamix and threw in almonds, peanuts and dates. So delicious; perfect texture.

  72. Viky says

    Hello Dana,

    I made this pudding yesterday. But six servings? No way! :-) I’ve made a little less pudding, but ate it all on my own! Today with a whole grain bread as a chocolatecream. I loved it!! Bananas, penaut butter, chocolate and of course avocado fits together perfectly! Thanks for sharing this great recipe. :-)
    Greetings from Austria.

  73. Karen Tan says

    I made this recipe in my Blendtec blender and the texture is great. The avocado disappears into the mix and contributes to the silky consistency. Our only objection is that the banana taste is too predominant. I would eliminate the banana altogether, so that the wonderful chocolate/pb combo comes through.

  74. Donna says

    Yummy, yummy…used almond butter, added some orange zest and a little vanilla and a dob of coconut oil….thank-you for sharing….

  75. Azize says

    I loved this recipe it was very moorish will be making again and again my only qualm is the amount of calories I have a weight problem and am thinking if I keep eating this how will it effect my weight, I’m going through my menapause and the weight is just piling on but never the less lovely recipe thanks again

  76. Sarah says

    Loved this! I am not vegan/vegetarian and my family is VERY picky!
    I had one large avocado so I only used that. Then, I ran out of honey so I did 1/4 cup honey, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
    Also, I made homemade whipping cream with 1 cup of heavy whip and 1 tbsp of cinnamon. (Did not have coconut milk).
    Also, I love PB2, so I substituted 1/2cup of chocolate PB2. It was delicious!

  77. Karen says

    I made this tonight and we LOVED it!!! I used two small avocados, one banana and homemade peanut butter. I topped it with cacao nibs. After having made your white bean thyme pot pie recipe for the main course and this for dessert, my boyfriend thinks he hit the jackpot. Especially excited to share this with his son, who like me, has major food allergies. No PB for him but the coconut whip with oreo cookies on top would make him super happy!! :)

  78. Angela Elliott says

    I’ve just made this pudding and couldn’t wait for it to chill for a couple of hours. I managed to stop myself delving in for about 10 minutes! Yum, yum, yum it is oh so rich! It definitely hits the spot when I need a chocolate fix. This will be my number one pudding from now on.

  79. Genevieve says

    WOW!!!! This pudding is amazing!!!! I made it about 1 hour ago, and ate a serving of it (ok… 2 really… first serving was for quality control! Ha ha ha) before it made it to the fridge! I can’t wait to have more later, and look forward to making this in the future for family and friends! This is simply divine and delicious! And it fits in perfectly with my mostly raw eating lifestyle. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    Much appreciated! :-)

    • Genevieve says

      I should clarify: I made half of the recipe; and I layered my pudding like a parfait, with 2 layers of bananas and fresh raspberries. So it was rich and filling but not overly so.

  80. Donna says

    I’m not that big of a fan of peanut butter with chocolate but I just tried this (using slightly less peanut butter than on the recipe) and was pleasantly surprised. Liked this way more than my past attempts with no peanut butter. Actually, I thought that with the exception of tiny peanut chunks still floating around in my pudding, I probably wouldn’t have guessed there was peanut butter in it! It just made it thicker and creamier I think. I’m not one for too sweet so added just a tiny amount of brown rice syrup and topped it off in the bowl with a little drizzle of maple syrup. Yum. Thank you Dana!

  81. Andrea says

    I made this for my avocado-hating toddler and peanut butter-hating husband. We all loved it. Thank you for a healthy pudding!

  82. Mattea says

    Wow, this looks maazing, cant wait to make it. This recipe description mentions “sweetness of banana and dates” but I dont see any dates in the ingredients….?


  83. Tina says

    I have made other avocado chocolate puddings before and they were so thick and rich, that any more than a couple tablespoons made me nauseous.

    I read your recipe and the light went off. From the ingredients, I could immediately tell it was going to be phenomenal in taste and texture.

    I made it last night in my Vitamix, as I could see a little chunky bits in your photos, and I wanted it completely smooth.

    “Wow!!!” in no way covers the reaction of myself and my husband. We sat side-by-side on the couch, in between mouthful repeating, “Wow!!! This is sooo good!” and “Wow!!! This is the best pudding ever!”

    My husband was wanting to know when I was going to make it again, when we hadn’t even finished what we were eating *and* had leftovers for today.

    Needless to say, this avocado pudding recipe is a huge hit in my home — well, except for the pups, they’re extremely unhappy that we won’t share with them.

  84. JoJoDan73 says

    Previous attempts at different choc avocado puddings haven’t tasted great to me, but this looked so good I had to try. I had no bananas, so tried the following:
    1 large ripe avocado, 3 tablespoons cocoa, date paste, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder. It was thick, rich, absolutely gorgeous!

  85. Priya says

    Really looking forward to making this! We don’t have any almond milk in – would dairy milk still work?

  86. Suzanne says

    Love this recipe and I’m about to make it for the third time!
    I added a spoon of coconut oil last time which made it even more velvety.
    Fabulous recipe – have shared it with friends – thank you.

  87. Chandra says

    oops – I used the pudding as a fruit DIP.. not a did. I wish I saw your advice to the comments above mine in just using no bananas.. I’ll try it again to see how just avocado works in this pudding. I’ve never made avocado chocolate pudding before. At least the texture and consistency was lovely, too!

  88. Chandra says

    Firstly, thanks for the idea. Secondly, I really dislike when people write a negative review of a recipe when they altered the recipe.. so I’m not going to rate this recipe because I didn’t make this recipe exactly as written.

    I thought I had an avocado left at home so I only bought 1 more at the store (total of 1 large avocado). I bought a bunch of bananas to get with this recipe and I always have cocoa powder and peanut butter :)

    I had dried dates so I added a handful into the food processor bowl after I buzzed the bananas and avocado. (I used 2 perhaps extra large bananas and 1 large avocado – you replied to someone else they could double the banana and half the avocado amount when they were leery about the avocado in the recipe). I added about 1/4 cup honey that I heated so it poured out well and emptied the jar. Then, I took a BIG scoop of peanut butter. And then I added some more (probably about 3/4 cup total – but eye balled) and buzzed. I added 1/2 a cup of cocoa power and buzzed. I forgot about the almond milk and just put in skim milk. I tasted and it was.. meh. I couldn’t even taste the chocolate or peanut butter. It was almost all banana. So I added almost another 1/2 cup of dark cocoa powder. The mixture was warm (partly from the warm honey – partly from buzzing for several minutes) and I thought maybe that was throwing the flavor off.

    I just tried the pudding for lunch. I was underwhelmed because it still mostly tastes like bananas. I gave my son a taste (and he has a pretty mature palate) and he didn’t even want to close his mouth because he couldn’t tell what he was eating – even though I told him it was chocolate pudding. He also said it tastes a like banana.

    Saving grace: I bought a case of nectarines yesterday as well. The I used the pudding as a fruit did and it was yummy! :)

    Do you have any ideas how to make this more palatable for us? Would it work with no bananas? Thanks!

    • B says

      You deserve an award for most creative and delicious recipes , especially with the limited amount of ingredients used. We are all so busy these days and your recipes add so much fun and enjoyment to my life and that of my sons. I thank you for all that you and your special partner in life do. You are appreciated beyond words! Yet another winner! SO rich and tasty! MMM MMMM GOOD!

  89. misty says

    Has anyone tried it without the banana? It’s great, but I think I would like it better without the initial taste of banana.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Misty, it’s fine without banana but I find it helps add more natural sweetness. Feel free to omit it though!

  90. Mary Beth says

    Sooooo good! Dana, you are amazing. :)

    I just wanted to comment that I made this in my standard Hamilton Beach blender and it turned out super smooth as you would want a pudding to be. The secret, I guess, is mashing up the avocado and banana by hand (with a masher or fork) and then mixing in the rest of the ingredients before putting it in the blender. I also used date paste (blended 1/2 cup dates with 1/2 hot water) and probably about 1/4 cup of extra milk to help blend everything once it was already in the blender. With some patience, everything blended perfectly!

    • Chandra says

      is date paste really just dates buzzed with water? I didn’t know so I added whole dried dates and buzzed them. I thought it was a “product” that I didn’t have :)

  91. Sara Groom says

    I made this with Gluten Free peanut butter cookies for my birthday dessert…NO ONE even missed a traditional “cake.” We used one large avocado and 1 1/2 small frozen bannanas slightly thawed…the pudding was ready to eat right after we mixed it. We will definilty make this recipe again.

  92. bobbie says

    I have all the ingredients except dates and I love dates. when I look at your link for date paste it included salt is that how I make it for this recipe?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      That is optional! I do prefer my date paste with a bit of salt to offset/complement the sweetness. But feel free to leave it out!

  93. Janelle says

    I love this recipe! I doubled on the bananas to make it sweeter to satisfy my sweet tooth. Absolutely amazing!

  94. Jan says

    2 questions:
    1. Given that both bananas and avocados turn dark very quickly, I wonder how long this pudding will keep in the refrigerator. Does it change color? If so, how quickly should it be eaten?
    2. Has anyone tried to replace the peanut butter with sun butter? Our school has a no nuts policy and this would offer a good solution to that problem.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think sun butter would work well. It keeps in the fridge for up to a few days!

  95. kushi says

    WOW!!This is such an amazing combo!!Loved all the ingredients in this recipe!!!Mouth watering!! Beautifully written :)

  96. Kg says

    Please, can we find a recipe like this with NO coco or chocolate, I hate the stuff! Will it work with Vanilla essence maybe?

  97. Sheila Alexander says

    How can this be called healthy? It’s almost 400 calories – that’s a meal! 29 grams of fat – good fats or not, that’s a lot more than anyone should get in a day.

    • Kim Lund says

      I just read someone claiming this is not healthy and I think they have to read again.
      I have been creative with avocados for years and I just never measured, this makes it easier to get it right. Avocados are a great source of nutrients. There’s also the coconut cream. Fat has in the past had a bad reputation but if it’s a healthy fat it’s essential to heart health. The ingredients are amazing in this, personally I soak my dates in either coconut water or milk and than blend smooth. That way it’s still a whole raw fruit which adds more nutrients, I try to add coconut oil whenever I can.

      YES, there’s a lot of calories bc most likely I would eat more than a serving.

      This didn’t claim to be low calorie or the trendy “low fat” theme that has left us all starving as it saitiates our hunger. Low fat almost always is also high simple carbs or even worse chemicals, has to have something.

      Fat is not the enemy. I am not saying that this should be your only food in a day but it upsets me that the author put a lot more time than most can imagine to be able to measure the amount of each ingredient. I have made very close many times but never wrote down anything.

      The author said nutrient dense and it is, personally I am not vegan so would sometimes add raw milk, pastured raw egg yolks to add protein, and always a couple spoons of coconut oil to increase the fat. That slows the absorption of the natural sugar in raw dates, along with the fiber.

      This is a great recipe for a healthy TREAT it’s up to individuals to decide how much they plan to eat.

      The fact that it’s scalable by portion is why I can’t believe someone criticized.

  98. Roxanne says

    My fiancé just made a batch of this for us. It nearly killed out Vitamix because it was so thick and really just tasted like a weird banana avocado mix. I can’t get the taste out of my mouth right now, but wish I could. This is the second avocado chocolate dessert recipe I’ve tried this week and maybe those flavors don’t work for me? Dunno. Thanks anyway for the recipe! I love 99.9% of your other stuff that I’ve tried.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Roxanne, avo pudding definitely has a distinct flavor but I liked it. My recommendation would be to add more banana and less avocado less time. And more sweetener always helps! Sorry it didn’t turn out how you hoped!

  99. Marubi says

    My problem with this recipe is the part when you say “divide into 6”. Ha! More like two, max 3. So delicious, it is cruel to not give each person a well-sized portion! :)

  100. Erin says

    This one was not for me. It was like a roller coaster of good and bad in my mouth. I didn’t have any whipped topping though, which I regret greatly. It looks like the best pudding in existence, but alas it is not. The avocado taste is really strong, and I only put one in.

  101. Kelly @ The Gouda Life says

    I was rummaging endlessly around the cupboards for something sweet today. No sugar in the house and hardly enough butter to bake anything significant. And so I found this. Spectacularly easy, rich and delicious. I added a wee bit of espresso powder and cinnamon in place of the PB and am so happy. Pregnancy without adequate chocolate = meltdown so thank you, thank you.

  102. abby says

    I couldn’t help but to comment on this recipe. This pudding is seriously delicious! I’m vegan and my fiance is paleo. Needless to say, it is difficult to find recipes we can both enjoy. We were both blown away by the flavor and texture of this pudding. I made a few minor changes (used sun-butter, a Florida avocado, and stevia to sweeten). I am definitely going to be making this again.

  103. Kristi Rimkus says

    I was hunting through recipes for a friend whose husband is battling pancreatic cancer and needs nutrient dense dishes he can eat. This looks fantastic. So glad I found it. Thanks!

  104. Amy says

    I absolutely love this recipe!!
    Instead of coconut whipped cream, I topped it with diced raspberries and pistachios…the tart fruit and salty nuts make it amazingly decadent :)

  105. andrea says

    I just found your recipe. I want to try it, but i have a problem with the banana. can it be replaced by something else?

  106. Marni says

    Can I use regular 1% milk? My kids need the calcium from milk in their diet. Does it work differently than almond/non-dairy milk?

  107. katie says

    Genius. I just made this with unripe bananas, (couldn’t wait for them to ripen) just a sprinkle of cocoa powder and a drizzle of maple syrup, mashed it up with a fork. It was delicious!! I can’t wait to make it properly.

  108. Lisa says

    Made this for both my mom-in-law and my work as a treat- was incredible simple and delicious!!! No one even knew the main ingredient was avocados until I mentioned it. Rich and scrumptious.

  109. Charles B says

    Not that I expect this to last long, it is absolutely delicious, but any idea what the shelf life is for this? If it is covered in the fridge?

  110. Hailey says

    I’ve got this chilling in the fridge to bring as my dessert to a carnivorous Thanksgiving. Except me, of course. I could hardly stop licking the spoon and blender when cleaning up, yum! Hope everyone else likes it! I’ll wait and tell people the ingredients after I get unanimous approval. ;) MUCH tastier than the vegan pumpkin pie I made for Tgiving back in the day before internet recipes. Even I thought that tasted like cardboard. Can’t wait to dig in and see how everyone likes it! I’ll take pics for you for Instagram! :)

  111. Clairettelachouette says

    Hi, I tried this recipe, and it was my first time with avocado choco pudding. The avocado tastes a bit weird in it, maybe I should add more cocoa…
    But it was a nice experience though. And the coconut cream is great!

  112. Julia says

    I am the biggest avocado fan and this pudding is just to die for! I have already made this twice and will be making it again in future. Big smile after eating this one :D

  113. Randi says

    I just made this and it was delicious. Didn’t even wait for it to be chilled in the fridge. I used a large Florida avocado which I think has a milder flavor than the haas avocado. I will definitely make this again.

  114. AlieOops says

    When i made this i was expecting a rich chocolaty pudding, based on the photos and description. Its not *quite* that, but pretty good. The avocado and banana flavours were really strong in this, most than i was expecting. That isn’t to say its without merit. I added a scoop of this on top of vanilla ice cream, and it tasted JUST like a banana split. Really. I also added a scope on my cinnamon oatmeal this morning, to add in some healthy fats and some fruit. So good! I don’t really see this as a stand alone pudding, but works so good a a side kick. I could definitely see this as a fruit dip!

    • Alexis M Ehlers says

      Add more coacoa powder. I had a strong banana taste and added a little more and a little more sweetener and bam! Perfection. So good!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I’d leave it out and replace it with more sweetener, though recognize that the flavor of the avocado will be more apparent in that case.

  115. Janine says

    I didn’t love this. I love all the ingredients separately but it just didn’t work for me. It had kind of a bitter taste from the chocolate but it was sweet enough. I found it edible but not delicious. My daughter who is quite picky really didn’t like it.

  116. chaya says

    i just made this and i added more honey than stated after tasting and while it is good and deliciously thick as a pudding should be, i still taste the bitterness of the avocados. they are setting in the fridge now. i hope the whipped coconut cream will cut the bitterness. i dont think my avocados were over ripe. they looked just fine when i opened them

  117. Lisa says

    I absolutely love this pudding. I didn’t have peanut butter so I used almond butter. So delicious! Thank you for your recipes. You’re blog is wonderful!

  118. Pamela says

    Just found your blog and am drooling. Have made avocado and coconut pudding before but had not thought of adding cocoa. Will try this using cashew butter as my 10 year old has a severe peanut allergy

    • Danielle says

      Hello there! Please repost when you do as my child dose also. I was going to try it with sunflower butter. Thank you :).

  119. Max Sucee says

    OMG-this is so delicious! I’ll see if I can fool the kids into having some for dessert tonight. If not, oh well, more for me!

  120. Anne says

    Oh my, this looks absolutly yummy! I adore avocados and love sweets…. hopefully i can get my hands on ripe avocados soons. This can be tricky here in Germany

  121. April H. says

    There were amazing! And awesome reheated the next day on a plate with some veggies. My 9 year old daughter loved them, husband loved them. They are going in “the book” as my daughter says (We started a recipe book of just her favourites, so when she moves out, they will all be there). So that is a complement to you!

  122. Lori Bowman says

    This is totally bowl licking good, have made it twice now!! Thanks for such a yum reciepe.
    Am wondering if you could use carob powder instead of cocoa powder to make it healthier or would it be an odd taste?

    • Julie says

      I use pure raw cocoa-powder, and its the healthiest thing ever. Loads of antioxidants.
      I use raw cocoa as a nutrient also. So if you get the real raw organic one I believe its the best, healthiest and tastiest alternative. :-) ;-)

  123. Mandy D says

    My 8 year old son, looking over my shoulder, is drooling on me, and I’m drooling on the key board! Looks so prime!

    Mandy @

  124. Romina says

    Hi! Greetings from Spain! I recently discovered your web and i love it!!! Thanks for sharing your recipes, your time and your love for vegetarian food. I made this recipe today, in my blog are pictures if you want to see them.
    Thank you very much!!!

  125. Janelle says

    This pudding is so delicious! I’ve long loved using avocados in sweet smoothies but this was a delightful revelation. I just began reading this blog last week and it is wonderful. Keep it up!

  126. Ellen Lederman says

    Gorgeous photos! But as reliable as your recipes are, I may have to poss on this one. I attended a raw food dinner where the host made chocolate avocado pudding…just basically avocado and cocoa powder. I love chocolate/coca. I love avocado. But do I love them combined? Not so much. I could taste the avocado in it. Possibly I couldn’t in your recipe since I think you use more cocoa and have a banana in it as well and also the peanut butter.

    Speaking of peanut butter, just interested in your take on powdered peanut butter that is being sold. Met someone who always uses it. You just add some water to reconstitute it. It eliminates 90% of the fat. I’m thinking I don’t really want to use it. Some fat is essential. And made powdered with the fat eliminated, it seems processed. Not really a whole food.

  127. Allison says

    Avocado pudding is one of those amazing things that you present to people and they’re BLOWN away. Chocolate and peanut butter together would be killer. Such a simple, healthy, and satisfying dessert. I love pudding!

  128. Katie (The Muffin Myth) says

    Daaaaang, this looks amazing! I’m all on board with the chocolate avocado pudding, but a peanut butter version never even occurred to me. Off to correct that!

  129. Haley says

    Okay. I LOVE your blog. I frequently pin these recipes, and I’ve told friends before how great of a resource this space is! However… my roommate made chocolate avocado pudding last year when we were on Whole30, and it was awful!

    Like I said – love your blog, keep up the good work…but I’m going to save my avocados for guacamole ;)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      haha! It’s not for everyone. But I’ve found the trick is adding enough sweetener and the PB definitely helps. Thanks for the kind words anyway!

    • Pacho Morales says

      Soy adicto al choco desde hace poco tiempo, quisiera probarlo cada rato a pesar de que baja la tensión, como todos los dulces, en mi caso es así.

  130. The Blonde Chef says

    Yes, yes, and YES! How have I not made this before?! I am obsessed with whipped coconut cream and all things chocolate, so this is getting made ASAP!!

  131. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says

    Oh my word! This pudding looks amazing (love the food processor shot). I want to eat it for my lunch right now (avocado is a veggie – so it fits my lunch bill!). Gorgeous shots as always! Can’t wait to try!

  132. Tamar says

    We love your blog! Cook from it almost every day. :)
    My kids are wondering if you think this would be good frozen as fudgicles??

    Thank you so much fr making us more healthy xx

  133. Alex @ True Femme says

    I was *just* thinking up a peanut butter avocado pudding recipe not three days ago using many of the same ingredients! I love your other recipes so I know this will be fantastic. Plus I think it’s cool we were on the same wavelength :)

  134. Jennifer says

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago and i’m hooked! The best looking site, and the most delicious looking recipes!
    I happened to have few days old bananas and avocado, coulnd’t be better timed. I tried the pudding, and it’s to die for. thanks so much!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Glad you found us, Jennifer. Thanks for saying hello! Hope you stick around and continue enjoying the recipes. Cheers!

  135. Thalia @ butter and brioche says

    I am seriously impressed with this chocolate pudding recipe. As a massive peanut butter fan this is definitely a recipe that I will be recreating… thanks for sharing it. Pinned!

  136. Jess says

    Question! I am thinking about making this and mixing it in with my overnight oats… Is that weird? I’m thinking it could be a good breakfast, but do you think that’s too decadent??

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, not sure! It definitely wouldn’t be too decadent, but I’m wondering if the oats would get too gummy with this or not. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

    • Liz says

      @Jess Do it! I made this pudding and used it to top oatmeal twice this week–it was delicious! I had my oats hot, but I’m sure it would be just as delightful with overnight oats. I actually think the pudding is better mixed with oatmeal than on its own.

  137. HealthyHappySteffi says

    Avocado, banana and cacao just always work great together! Looks awesome and the coconut whipped cream is really a great idea as topping! Enjoy :-)

  138. Lisa says

    Just made this! I subbed an unsweetened organic chocolate bar (melted) for the cocoa. Used 1/2 banana, 2 small avocados, all natural crunchy PB and a bit more than 1/2 c. almond/cashew/hazelnut milk blend. Added a few drops of chocolate stevia and a few drops of vanilla. SO creamy and thick and good. THANKS!!

  139. genevieve @ gratitude & greens says

    I’ve done chocolate avocado pudding numerous times but have never thought to add peanut butter. Genius! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  140. hiipymomelizabeth says

    I love this recipe anything to do with avocado and cacao and this is gourmet to me…:) Oh and Dana can I say I love the new updated photos on the blog of you Dana and your arm candy:). Have a great day you two. One love , green love

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thanks Elizabeth! Our friend Whitney took those and did an excellent job. I definitely have arm candy for a husband!

  141. victoriap says

    Love this recipe and it’s a go-to staple for any raw foodie. My preference is to add a drop of good vanilla, 1-2 tbsp of quality chia an sometimes a dollop of evco. Heading to the kitchen now to make some magic.

  142. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says

    I’ve always wanted to try this, but we seem to devour our avocados before I have a chance to turn them into pudding. I think I need to add extra avocados to my list so I have enough to try this – it looks delish. Thanks so much for the recipe. Enjoy your weekend!

  143. Joanna says

    I just want to grab a spoon and dig into that pudding…! oh, yeah…it’s only a picture…yet, so deliciously looking!!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Depends on your blender. If it’s a Vitamix, absolutely! Otherwise, it probably won’t get the churning power it needs without adding a lot of liquid.

      • Carnetta says

        I am new to this whole, healthy, whole, Paleo, etc. and when I found recipes for healthy chocolate and deserts, I was thrilled. This is my first experience making any of it.
        I have a Ninja and I just used the blender, even though I have the food processor as well, and it had no problems at all.
        Looking forward to trying it chilled in the morning!

  144. Sam @ PancakeWarriors says

    Wow I was thinking of making my mom a chocolate cake for her birthday next week. This pudding might be my middle layer. You are right – chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven! Love all the healthy fats and chocolate! Thanks for sharing!!

      • Lori Moore says

        I’m wondering if almond butter would make it just that more healthy… I think I’ll try it but there’s usually no salt in almond butter so do you think that would spoil the recipe?

        • Shelly says

          I used almond butter and it was delish. My pickiest eaters were in love. I used cashew milk instead if almond milk because that’s what I had

  145. Calvin | The Granola Factory says

    This is very creative. I never would have thought to use avocado as a base to pudding. The recipe sounds deliciousness and your photos are excellent. Thanks for sharing and we are fans of your blog and recipes!

  146. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says

    Well I’ll be damned – I have everything needed to make this amazing pudding…for breakfast? I think yes. Ok, maybe lunch, since it has to chill and all.

  147. allie@sweetpotatobites says

    I’ve done avocado pudding with peanut butter but haven’t thought to add banana before! Love the coconut whip on top too.

  148. Maryea {happy healthy mama} says

    I started making avo-chocolate pudding when my oldest was a toddler, but only in the last year or so did I start adding peanut butter to the mix. It makes it so much better!! Good call using pb here. :)

  149. Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table says

    I have long been a fan of chocolate-avocado pudding desserts. However, I have never tried to add peanut butter to it – woe is me! Now, my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of flavour possibility. What’s next – flaky sea salt toppings? Caramel folded in? A melted white chocolate mix-in? So many options! Thanks for this.

    • Lorraine Pym-Hember says

      I just made this recipe and Wow!!! I’m absolutely shocked at how good it is. I’m new to eating avocado’s so this is a terrific easy recipe. I did add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and I used organic peanut butter powder in place of regular peanut butter. I will be making this many times I’m sure.???

  150. Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate says

    I have seen avocado pudding recipes a million times, but this one looks so much creamer and rich than those. Not to mention, peanut butter makes everything better!

    • Maddi says

      It tasted ok, just that the only thing I tasted was banana. I didn’t use a super rope banana as that was recommended but the flavour was still overpowering. Any tips? Did anyone else have this issue?

      • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Maddi, hmm, we’re not sure what would cause that other than the banana being too ripe. Did it have any brown spots? If so, maybe try a yellow one next time?