Dark Chocolate Power Pudding

Recipe by Chef HeatherCourse: RecipeCuisine: DessertDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Time to Chill



This homemade, vegan dark chocolate pudding is rich, creamy, and silky-smooth, and it couldn't be easier to make! It takes less than 10 minutes to prep, and requires just 7 ingredients. Most of us probably grew up eating classic desserts like chocolate pudding from a boxed mix, the kind that's easy to write off as your taste buds mature. But homemade pudding is so simple to make from scratch, with a rich, decadent dark chocolate flavor that puts the pre-packaged stuff to shame. Think of it as pudding re-imagined; add some granola and some fresh berries and you have an elevated version of a classic.


  • 1 can low sodium black beans (rinsed and drained)

  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

  • 2 pitted Medjool dates

  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 barely ripe banana


  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, silky consistency. 
  • Chill pudding for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, top pudding with remaining fresh slices of banana, sliced strawberries and frozen blueberries or fruit of choice. 


  • If you would like to add a granola topping to the pudding, email me at heather@vibrantchefs.com and I'll provide you with the recipe.

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