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Healthy Chocolate Pudding

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You're going to love this healthy chocolate pudding. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. If you love a good chocolate pudding recipe, you'll love this chocolate avocado pudding, a completely smooth, chocolatey dessert with healthy ingredients.

It's a delicious creamy pudding full of fiber from the dates and hidden avocado. 

Don't worry, you don't taste the avocado. It just adds a creaminess to this recipe that you won't be able to resist.

A closeup of a cup of healthy chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and berries.

With healthy fats, fiber, and simple ingredients, this easy recipe is delicious and full of health benefits.

Since this pudding is a healthier version of the sweet sugar-filled pudding we're used to; you can add some berries and make it a sweet breakfast treat if you feel so inclined. 

This pudding makes a delicious dessert and even a dip for fruit. It's creamy and sweet without any added sugars. It's also kid friendly.

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With just a few simple ingredients that can be found at the grocery store, this avocado chocolate pudding comes together easily and is ready instantly. You'll never buy the boxed stuff again. Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients for healthy chocolate pudding on a marble background.
  • Dates - These will provide natural sweetness. You'll use these dates to get the sweetness you'd expect in pudding. They also help with the texture - almost making it fluffy-creamy. 
  • Avocado - Make sure you have a good avocado that's perfectly ripe. The avocado flavor blends so well with chocolate. You won't even taste it. But it adds a necessary creaminess to this pudding while keeping it dairy free and without using any heavy cream. 
  • Oat milk - Rather than using whole milk or full-fat coconut milk, we get the healthy fats from the avocado and use oat milk for it's naturally sweet and creamy taste. 
  • Cacao powder - Cacao powder is the raw, unprocessed version of cocoa powder. The two can be used interchangeably, but raw cacao powder is generally higher in antioxidants than regular cocoa powder. 
  • Nut butter - I recommend peanut butter or almond butter in this recipe, but a seed butter like sunflower seed butter could also work. 
  • Maple syrup - We get much of the sweetness from the dates, but a little maple syrup adds a little bit of depth to the sweetness of this pudding. 
A bowl of berries and a can of whipped cream.

Optional toppings - fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and whipped cream.

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If your dates aren't very soft, or if you don't have a high speed blender, soak them in some warm water for 10 minutes till they soften. Drain the water and remove the pits (if not already removed). 

Four dates soaking in water in a white ramekin.

Add the dates, avocados, oat milk, cacao powder, nut butter, and maple syrup and blend in a food processor, immersion blender, or blender for 1 minute or until smooth and fully combined.

A food processor with avocado, dates, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.

Serve immediately on its own or with optional toppings.

Three cups of healthier chocolate pudding.
Three cups of healthier chocolate pudding with whipped cream and berries, with a spoon.

More Healthy Chocolate Treats

If you love this homemade chocolate pudding recipe and are looking for more ways to get your chocolate fix with healthy ingredients, check out some of my other favorite desserts. They're full of rich chocolate flavor and sure to satisfy all your taste buds. 

  • Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding - If you love chocolate pudding, give this chocolate chia pudding recipe a try! It's chocolatey, full of fiber from the chia seeds and is a wonderful, healthy treat.
  • Magic Shell Smoothie Bowl - This smoothie bowl is a delicious, thicker version of a smoothie and topped with a simple chocolate shell. It makes a fun and tasty dessert or breakfast. 
  • Chocolate Covered Dates - If you're looking for more date recipes, check out these delicious and easy dates. They make great snacks or a light, healthy dessert.
  • Dark Chocolate Figs - These figs are perfectly sweet, juicy, and full of chocolate with this simple, must try recipe. 
A cup of healthy chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and berries.

What to Serve with this Pudding

The best part about this pudding is you don't need to add anything to it. It's delicious on its own and comes together without cooking or chilling - it's ready instantly and automatically delicious. But if you want to add a little flair, here are some other ways to serve it:

  • Mix in some chocolate chips and/or coconut flakes. 
  • Top it with fresh raspberries, strawberries or a ripe banana.
  • Serve it with a fruit board and let your party crowd go wild. You can dip fresh fruit into this pudding.
  • Add a bit of this pudding into your morning oatmeal and enjoy a sweet chocolatey morning treat.
  • Mix it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty, simple dessert.


This pudding is best eaten right away but can be stored for 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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Yield: 4 servings

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

A closeup of a cup of healthy chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and berries.

This healthier chocolate pudding is a rich and sweet treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup oat milk
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Optional toppings - berries, whipped cream, or coconut flakes


  1. Soak the dates in some warm water for 10 minutes till they soften. Drain the water and remove the pits.
  2. Add the dates, avocados, oat milk, cacao powder, nut butter, and maple syrup, blend in a food processor or blender, and blend for 1 minute or until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  3. Serve immediately with optional toppings. Chill before serving if desired.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 12gSugar: 27gProtein: 10g

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