Sunday, January 1, 2017

No-Bake Chocolate Banana Pudding

For this recipe, I went without the usual Vita-Mix/Food Processor component though they can definitely be used to get a smoother consistency.

Equipment Needed:
1 Large Bowl, 1/3 Measuring Cup, 1/4 Tsp, Large Fork or Potato Masher, Whisk, Knife, and Cutting Board

Mash together in the large bowl:

1 avocado
2 very ripe bananas
1 single serving applesauce (4 oz)

It helps to start with the fork or potato masher and then move to the whisk to try and get it smoother. Doing this by hand will probably mean having small chunks of avocado. They will turn color before this is ready to eat.

Gently whisk in:

1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsps baking chocolate powder
1/2 pkg sweetened dark chocolate chips (~5 oz)

The 1/4 tsp can be used for both the salt and the powdered chocolate. It means 16 dips into the powdered chocolate though, so feel free to add a 1 tsp measure to the list of equipment needed.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

The start of this recipe came from a no-bake chia pudding recipe found online. If I can find it again, I will add the link.

The chocolate powder is helpful in changing the color of this recipe to something that actually looks edible. :-)

Another option is to go with a strong colored fruit instead of the powdered chocolate and chocolate chips - like blueberry.

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