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Raw Avocado Chocolate Pudding – 3 Flavors

Raw Avocado Chocolate Pudding made with avocado, banana, and cacao powder is a healthy, dairy-free, vegan pudding that will rival any other!

top down view of 3 mason jars with healthy raw chocolate avocado pudding.

Next time the craving strikes for chocolate pudding, this ultra-creamy chocolate avocado pudding is just what you need!

This quick and easy recipe includes 3 flavor combinations:

  • Basic chocolate pudding
  • Orange chocolate pudding
  • Cinnamon espresso chocolate pudding

All three flavors are wonderful with my personal favorites being the addition of cinnamon, and I love the orange too.

And to top it off, a dollop of coconut whipped cream takes it over the top and is absolutely heavenly!

Raw chocolate pudding is vegan, dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and will fill your chocolate craving in a healthy way!

If you love raw puddings and chia seeds, be sure to take a look at this Vanilla Chia Pudding, Banana Chia Pudding, or Chocolate Chia Pudding!

top down view of ingredients used to make healthy raw chocolate pudding.

Ingredient Notes

This healthy recipe uses avocado, banana, cacao powder, and natural sweetener, all blended together creating a super creamy and delicious raw pudding perfect for snacking or dessert!

Here is everything you will need:

  • Avocado – use firm, to slightly firm for the least avocado flavor.
  • Banana – can sub with avocado
  • Cacao powder – can sub with regular cocoa powder or dutch
  • Pure maple syrup – can sub with coconut nectar or date syrup
  • Vanilla – use vanilla extract or 1 scraped vanilla bean
  • Optional flavor additions – orange juice, cinnamon and/or espresso powder

Why I Use Avocado & Banana 🥑🍌

I like to use a mix of avocado and banana together to lower the fat content while still maintaining creaminess. It also adds natural sweetness. Many avocado pudding recipes call for two avocados, which is great too, and you can easily replace the banana with avocado if you prefer.

side by side photos showing the process of making the best, creamy raw chocolate pudding with avocado and banana.

How To Make Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This raw pudding is so easy to make:

  1. Simply cut the avocado in half, remove the seed, pinch, and squeeze the halves of the avocado into the cup of a blender.
  2. Peel the banana, break it into chunks, and add with the avocado.
  3. Add the cacao/cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, vanilla, and optional flavors into the blender, and blend until nice and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  4. Add liquids as needed for desired consistency.
  5. Taste for flavor adjusting to your liking.
  6. Serve chilled or at room temp.

Quick, easy, and positively delicious!

Pudding Tips

  • Avocado. The best avocado to use is firm- to slightly firm. Softer avocados will have a more pronounced flavor. If your avocado is overly ripe, use a bit more cacao if the flavor is super noticeable.
  • Banana. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be, naturally saving you from having to add loads of extra sweetener. A nice ripe banana will have brown freckles and be mildly soft to the touch.
  • Can I make raw chocolate pudding with avocados only? Yes, simply omit the banana, replacing it with another avocado.
  • Can I make raw chocolate pudding without avocados? You can omit the avocado and replace it with a banana, but it will not be as creamy. Or even better, try this Chocolate Chia Pudding!

side by side photos of instant espresso and raw chocolate pudding with espresso.

Serving Suggestions

  • You can serve raw chocolate pudding at room temp, but I find it’s best when chilled in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped coconut cream, shaved dark chocolate, cacao nibs, carob chips, or toasted coconut.
  • Add freshness and color with orange slices or assorted berries.
  • Make chocolate pudding parfaits, adding a layer of fruit or coconut whipped cream in between.
top down view of the best raw chocolate pudding with orange.

How To Store + Freeze Avocado Pudding

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5  days, in an airtight container.
  • Freezer: To freeze, avocado chocolate pudding is best poured into popsicle molds which can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.

More Healthy Snack Recipes!

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If you try this raw chocolate pudding recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding with 3 flavor combinations, creating a deliciously healthy and dairy-free pudding that will rival any other!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: puree
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Units Scale

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Base

  • 1 large avocado (or 2 small), skin and seed removed
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 34 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 34 tablespoons pure maple syrup, coconut nectar or date syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Orange Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, + more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon or so orange zest, optional

Chocolate Espresso Avocado Pudding

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder


In a blender, combine the base pudding ingredients (along with any one of the optional flavor combinations) and blend until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Add water, a few tablespoons at a time, as needed for desired consistency. Typically I use 1/2 cup of water, unless making the orange flavored. Taste for flavor and adjust accordingly.

Pudding can be served at room temp, but I find it’s best when chilled in the refrigerator for a couple hours.

Serve: Top with a dollop of whipped coconut cream and shaved dark chocolate, cacao nibs or carob chips.

Serves 2

Store: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days. To freeze, store in popsicle molds for best results, can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Feel free to omit the banana, using an extra avocado in its place.

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  1. Thanks so much for this recipe. Trader Joe’s had avocados on sale and I was not sure I was going to be able to beat them to the finish line. Your chocolate pudding saved the day. I think next time I may add peanut butter or PB powder to add some protein and make it peanut butter cup-y. Again, much appreciation!

  2. Tonya Lockman says:

    So delicious and easy!

  3. Yum! But… maple syrup is not raw. Maple tree sap must be boiled to make syrup. The sap itself is not all that sweet.

    This type of pudding works great with honey. I also prefer it without banana.

    1. Honey’s not vegan though…. although apple-based Honee is….

  4. Rachel Page says:

    yum yum yum yum yum.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just made the first variation of these, they are delicious! Cant wait to try the orange version :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for the recipe….it's delicious!
    I changed up the recipe just a tad by using 2 big frozen bananas and NO maple syrup just to make it a bit more healthy. The extra banana gave it enough sweetness and the pudding is instantly cold because the bananas were frozen. Insanely good way to use up really ripe avocados….thanks again!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your take on this…sounds perfect! Your welcome, my pleasure! :)

  7. found this blog tonight after being steered over via tumblr and i just made the basic chocolate pudding and it's fantastic! i also made a small batch with a little bit of chipotle powder and it's so yummy! can't wait to try more recipes :D

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      The chipotle powder sounds great! Hope you're enjoying everything else you've tried. Cheers :)

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