Avocado Caramel Pudding

avocado pudding

Have you ever made an avocado pudding? The idea of using unusual ingredients to make healthier desserts intrigues me. Since my Candida levels are now back to normal I feel I can take the plunge and make an avocado pudding.

It’s ever so easy to make. And it DOES have the consistency of a ‘normal’ pudding.

Fascinating, considering that there’s no cornmeal or other thickener in it, except avocado. As I used very little cocoa the caramelly flavour of the dates still comes through and is not overpowered by the cocoa.

I have to be honest with you though. I loved the colour, creamy texture and mild flavour of this pudding.

But I could taste a faint avocado flavour out. Not massively, but slightly.

Avocado Cocoa Pudding:

I have since then made this recipe again but used 1/4 cup cocoa rather than just 2 spoons full and that combo was even nicer. Darker and more chocolatey.

Candida Diet Advice:

The above version is very nice to get back into desserts making on the candida diet. It is not suitable at the beginning of the diet though because of the fruit and sweetener. It is best enjoyed during the transition phase back to normal eating, which I call “stage 4” of the candida diet

Avocado Caramel Pudding
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled + quartered
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp raw agave nectar
  • 3 dates soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and chopped
  • ¼ to ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ⅓ vanilla bean
  1. Put all the ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Oil first, cocoa powder and vanilla last.
  2. Add additional almond milk until the pudding is the consistency you want.
  3. Briefly roast the flaked almonds in a small fring pan over a medium heat until golden. Then chill, and top pudding with flaked almonds before serving.

I shared this recipe with Wellness Weekend, 5 Ingredient Mondays and Raw Foods Thursday.

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    • Jennifer

      Reply Reply September 24, 2013

      Hmmmm…Sounds interesting. I was initially repulsed by the name as avocado & caramel would not be things I would think about putting together! But kinda like putting spinach or kale in my protein shakes, I’m sure I won’t even notice the avocado! The real test will be to see if I can get my sweet-toothed sweetie to try it…and like it :)

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply September 25, 2013

        Yes, that’s THE test! I wasn’t able to sneak the avocado pud past my micrometer mouth partner unfortunately, but he didn’t detect the beetroot in the choci cake I made recently – result! Be sure to add more cocoa and some agave for your sweet-toothed sweetie and I can guarantee that he will not notice the avocado :) Hope your diet allows for that, too, now. It makes such a difference. I wonder how I can ever go back to not using fruit or agave in my cooking, but I will give it a go. Thanks for your comment Jennifer!

    • shakti

      Reply Reply September 27, 2013

      Thanks for the millionth time Sandra for yout helpful and imaginative ideas!
      I am hopeless am trying to work out when the avacado is right to eat, the skins vary so in colour and even texture!
      I must be one of the few that does not have a really sweet tooth, everything tastes too sweet to me, and when I make things I automatically halve the sugat and even try to get away with a sprinkle or two.
      I prefer savoury and spicy foods anyday, nuts and….. havr a fruit addiction that you would not believe. My idea of a good day of eating is preferably porridge, chia, almond or rice milk, NO SUGAR, then a whole punnet of grapes – black for lunch and maybe some yoghurt (take drugs) then lentil soup or curry and brown rice/quinoa for dinner! What can you really do with someone that eats like that!
      Sometimes slip in a muffin or bar (homemade only NEVER shop bought) instead of the grapes, bananas. Eat one apple per day mostly. HELP!

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply September 27, 2013

      Thanks Shakti, I agree with you actually. Despite what it looks like I actually eat mostly savoury. Your ideal day would suit me down to the ground (except for the grapes – too sweet) and I wouldn’t dream of adding sweetener to my porridge. And as for the avocados – I just had to chuck two away because they were completely mouldy inside – yuk!

      I will get back to developing savoury foods now. I just had to cater for my sweet toothed readers, because they always ask for sweet stuff ?

      It’s hard to get a handle on a fruit addiction. I was like that, I even started my days with fresh fruit juice. That was the hardest thing for me to give up.

      On the flipside though, once the candida is in check, eating fruit again is just amazing. I had my first peach in years a couple of weeks ago and it was immense :)

      So if you could motivate yourself to go without fruit for a few weeks, that would help you get a handle on your health problems I think. But it’s easier said than done, I know.
      All my best

    • Oh, I love this, Sandra! I’ve only ever made avocado chocolate pudding. But this sounds absolutely delicious! I’ll bet it’s really creamy. I make date paste for sweetening things, but it’s never creamy. Thanks for a great recipe!!


      • Sandra

        Reply Reply October 24, 2013

        Thanks Heather, so glad you like it. Chocolate avocado pudding sounds more to my liking actually – let’s swap!

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