THE CHOCOLATE PUDDING TO DIE FOR!

Gluten-free, oil-free, no cornstarch.

What can be better than a whole food plant-based oatmeal and chocolate pudding for breakfast in the morning? Or for a dessert? Or just because; after all, this decadent and yet healthy food is packed with good fats, plenty of nutrients, the right amount of carbs, and loadsa flavors? As versatile as it can be, it will be perfect for whatever your imagination (and hunger ;)) calls for! So give it a go and let me know if you liked it as much as I did!
Alright, alright. I know I have said I'm not a fan of chocolate but this recipe got my heart. Not only because its easy - you can, literally put it together in minutes and voila! Breakfast is set! - but also because it is very healthy. The combination of oatmeal, chocolate and bananas makes it a perfect breakfast superfood, giving you all the energy and kick you need to start your day.
As you know, bananas are packed with potassium and when they are overripe like those ones, you will get a lot of natural sugars that makes it a perfect whole food sweetener. You can add one or two, it is really up to you, or, alternatively, you can add puree dates or raisins as well. Blend the oatmeal very, very well (if you have oatmeal flour, you can use it instead) as this step will determine how smooth your chocolate pudding will look and feel. It's worth mentioning that it won't change the taste whatsoever, but the texture will differ depending on how fine your oatmeal flour is.
Add all the dry ingredients to the pot with the gas off, then add the remainder ones and whisk it in low heat until the pudding thickens up. This should take no more than 5 - minutes. Once the chocolate pudding is thickened up, you can turn off the gas and you can either have it while it's warm or you can put it in the fridge so you have it cold. Don’t forget to add a cling film on top of the pudding so it doesn’t form that nasty thick skin ;) Alright, your whole food plant based chocolate pudding is ready and tasting amazing!

Enough chitchat! Here is the recipe!

• 1/2 cup of oatmeal (or oatmeal flour)
• 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
• A very ripe mashed banana (or more, if you want it sweeter)
• Pinch of salt
• 1 cup of water (add more if needed)
• 1 cup of coconut milk
• Cups measurements:
• 1 CUP: 250 ml
• 1/2 CUP: 125 ml
• 1/3 CUP: 83 ml
• 1/4 CUP: 62 ml

Instructions

  • 1.
    Mash the banana, reserve
  • 2.
    In a pot, with the gas off, add the ground oatmeal, the cocoa powder, and the salt and whisk it very well.
  • 3.
    Turn on the gas to medium-low, add the water, the mashed bananas, and the coconut milk, whisk until the pudding thickens up.
  • 4.
    Remove it from the pot, add the chocolate pudding to ramekins, and place a cling film on top of the puddings before putting them in the fridge.
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