Looking for a healthy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth? This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Pudding is one of my favorite options. It’s naturally sweetened with only fruit and can be whipped up in 5 minutes or less.
I love sneaking avocado into smoothies and puddings because it’s loaded with potassium (it has even more than bananas do!), vitamin K, folate, and healthy fats that will leave you feeling satisfied for hours.
If you’re not the biggest fan of avocado, blending it with fruit is a great way to mask the flavor, while boosting your nutrient intake. If you’d prefer a non-chocolate flavor, try blending it with mango or pineapple for a more tropical twist!
The possibilities are endless, so I hope you’ll enjoy it.
For another variation on avocado pudding, try my Cherry Chocolate Pudding recipe using frozen cherries. It’s a fan favorite!
3-Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 1 very ripe banana , with spots on the skin
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- In a mini food processor, blend together the banana, avocado and cocoa powder, scraping down the bowl as needed. Continue blending and scraping, until very smooth and creamy.
- Add a splash of water, if needed, to help facilitate blending. If a sweeter flavor is desired, you can also use a splash of maple syrup if desired, or add more banana.
- Enjoy immediately, or chill in the fridge for a colder treat.
Per Serving: Calories: 135, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 2g
Note: When I was pregnant with my first baby I had an aversion to bananas and would make this pudding with dates. It’s a great way to reach your 6 dates a day goal during your last trimester. So, feel free to swap out the bananas if you feel inclined! You’ll just need to soak them in water to soften them up, or add a splash of water to this recipe to help them break down in the blender or food processor.
Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite treat when a craving hits? I’ve been known to carry entire dark chocolate bars in my purse, in case of an emergency.
Questions and Reviews
Oooooh! I do a similar pudding with avo, cocoa powder, raw honey and vanilla extract that I love. I’ll have to try this one now. Thanks!
So funny, I am planning to post this amazing chocolate pudding for Friday’s Fav Food tmrw…great minds think alike…the recipe I have is also made in the processor or blender and it’s amazing…it has a sneaky ingredients…carrots and you can’t even tell! I have been treating on that for sure! Have a great day!
I love adding carrots to desserts!! Can’t wait to see your recipe, too. 😉
I make this as well, but add agave nectar and peppermint 🙂
Ooh, I love chocolate mint anything!
You’re telling me! I make a raw chocolate mint cheesecake that would knock your boots off!
I am totally making this…yummy!!!
This is perfectly simple and amazing! Will definitely try it soon! Love your recipes lady!
I love this version!! I love bananas, I’ll have to give this a try! 🙂
I still haven’t tried avocado pudding. I’m a little scared too. Maybe I should just try it out though, everyone always says how good it is!
Coming from someone who doesn’t like avocados all that much, trust me, you can barely tell they’re in the pudding!
Excellent, thanks for this! I increased the cocoa powder by 1/2 Tbsp. and added 1/2 Tbsp. coconut nectar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Delish!
I have made this recipe several times now and I absolutely love it! It has quickly become my go-to dessert whenever I feel a chocolate or sweets craving. I love how easy it is to make so I can have it whenever I want it!
i added a dash of cinnamon & cayenne: delicious!!
I just made this for the first time…..sooo good! It’s the perfect pregnancy dessert
Fast and delicious! I got a craving and started frantically searching my bookmarks for a simple recipe using just the limited ingredients I had at home. This did the trick. Thank you!!!
Is is possible to freeze this? to kind of make chocolate ice cream?? 🙂 here’s hoping *fingers crossed*
I haven’t tried that– please let us know how it turns out!
We have a banana allergy. Can I substitute pumpkin puree for the banana?
Yes, but it won’t be as sweet.
Okay, thank you. I’ll add some kind of sweetener to it. I’m trying to add some healthy fats into my very picky 6yo.
into my very picky 6yo’s diet**
Lol, I’m tired.
This was amazing! I used a frozen ripe banana, so it was cold from the get-go.
I also used frozen ripe bananas and added peppermint and it tasted great! Since I had to make 4 servings (so I could tamper the frozen bananas in my low profile vitamix) we had 2 servings of excellent banana ice cream the next day Thanks Megan!
As a single working mom who also wants to put healthy food on the table, I really love and depend on many of your recipes. The simplicity is so key! Thank you!
I have made this pudding recipe and it’s great! Tonight I made it again, but I only had frozen bananas. So to add more liquid, I doubled the recipe and added an egg and a splash of milk, as well as vanilla and pinch of cinnamon. It was transformed into a sublime chocolate mousse!!
Can’t wait to try the cherry version. 🙂
Sounds AMAZING! Thanks for letting me know. Hope you love the cherry version, too– it’s my favorite!
Megan, can I use milk as the sweetener component instead of banana or dates?
how long will this stay good for in the fridge?
Yum! This dessert got rave review from my guests! I doubled the recipe & topped with fresh strawberries and coconut flakes.
This is delicious. I recommend a tiny pinch of good salt to heighten the flavors. Also a splash of vanilla is good. It absolutely does not taste of avocado. Even the banana flavors is quite subdued.
Wonderful recipe and healthy too, but, your calorie count is off: Half avocado:130 calories, one banana:110 calories, one tablespoon cocoa powder: 12 calories, which add up to 252 calories. For those who care about counting calories, such a miscalculation can matter.✌
I can’t wait to try this!!
Do you think frozen avocado chunks would suffice?
I was so happy to find this recipe while eliminating sweets and needing to help my sweet tooth!!
What do you consider the serving size?
Hi I came across your website and there some recipes that I can use for my grandson who is autistic non verbal…there are so many things in can’t eat. This pudding what other flavor can I use instant of cocoa powder? He can not eat chocolate. Would appreciate it thanks love your recipes going through the list.
Maybe you could try blending a frozen fruit into it, instead of the cocoa powder? I think frozen cherries or raspberries make a really nice flavor!