Does anybody else struggle with a sweet tooth that just won’t quit? Y’all, I can’t even remember the last time that I went more than a week without something sweet. These days, I rarely indulge in sugar, because when I do – the cravings come back tenfold. Thankfully, I’ve found that when I stick to Paleoified treats, they don’t negatively affect me in the same way that refined sugars and conventional candies and goodies do. So, I’m happy to bring you my latest love, paleo chocolate banana pudding!
This is a super easy recipe that just requires one prep step- have your can of coconut milk chilled. So if you just keep a can or two in the back of your fridge on a regular basis, you an easily whip this up whenever the craving strikes!
Paleo Chocolate Banana Pudding
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 can coconut cream chilled
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 4 tbsp grass fed gelatin
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup or honey
Scrape the coconut cream off of the top of the coconut water in the can. Save the water for a smoothie.
Blend all of the ingredients with the coconut cream thoroughly in a mixer.
Let it blend for 3 minutes or so, to try and get all of the chunks of coconut cream blended together.
Pour it into bowls and put it in the fridge to cool for a bit and let the gelatin set.
If you want to make this recipe keto friendly, substitute avocado for the banana, and a sugar alcohol such as xylitol or erythritol for the maple syrup. This will drastically cut the carb count.
I have always got coconut milk or coconut cream in the fridge, because so many of my favorite easy recipes call for it.
If you don’t have any bananas, give this paleo chocolate mousse a try. The paleo chocolate banana pudding isn’t the only game in town, you know!
This paleo chocolate banana pudding delicious, no doubt. But it really shines as a secretly-healthy dessert that I sometimes use to bribe my kiddos to finish their dinner in less than an hour. Anyone else’s kids take forever to eat? No? Anyways…
I like to whip it up right before dinner, so that it’s ready by the time the kids finally finish eating. And while it’s got nothing but goodness in it, the taste is seriously decadent.
This is a perfect treat for a special occasion, like a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or a Wednesday. Wednesdays are hard, what can I say?
What’s your “go-to” healthy chocolate dessert?