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I am new to Indianapolis and a stay at home mom to a toddler-aged daughter. Nutrition has always been something I have been passionate about. After the birth of my daughter, and due to my husband having chronic food allergies, I became even more interested in learning how to cook for her from the moment she started solids. In a society that pushes (and hides) sugar and is full of so many food allergies, I find it a personal goal to educate myself as much as I can to provide my family with foods that benefit their health and well being - all while having fun in the kitchen! I hope you enjoy this blog and are inspired to cook more at home.
Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

March 30, 2014 | 07:26 PM

The other day I was flipping through one of those free Costco cookbooks. I have never found anything in those cookbooks that really stands out; however this time I found one that sounded like a winner. I switched it up just a bit and made some and as you can see by the photo, our daughter loved it. This is great for anyone with a dairy allergy OR just anyone that loves chocolate pudding….which I think includes everyone. :)

We made this recipe in our Vitamix, but you can make it in any blender. Just put it on high for a longer time for that creamy texture. I let ours set for 5 hours and it wasn't quite thick enough, so I would recommend letting it set overnight. This is a simple recipe that kids will love to help make – because they can't wait to eat it! This makes a great, EASY dessert that you don't have to think about any harsh additives, preservatives or 'bad' ingredients. It is probably the easiest dessert I have ever made. The below makes 2 servings.

2 peeled bananas

1/4 cup (baking) cocoa powder

2 tsp maple syrup

1/2 cup almond, rice or coconut water

1. Combine bananas, milk or coconut water, cocoa powder and maple syrup.

Pour into small bowls.

2. Optional: Top with other desired toppings such as coconut, sliced banana, sliced strawberry or a dollop of whipped cream (homemade of course!)

Hope you enjoy this pudding – would love to hear from any of you that have similar reactions to our daughter.

Have a great week!

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