Monday, May 4, 2020

Mexican Chocolate Pudding


Mexican chocolate pudding parfait


This Mexican chocolate pudding is a quick and easy delicious dessert for Cinco de Mayo.
I usually try to post at least one recipe for this fun May celebration.

This year, I decided to share my healthy chocolate pudding, which I not only "vegan-ized", I also "Mexican-ized"..





 It's my usual rich chocolate pudding, but with the chili powder and cinnamon, it takes the recipe to a whole new "Cinco de Mayo" level.

I have served the plain pudding to my grandkids, dinner guests, my husband, etc and it seems to be a winner for everyone.  I decided to add cinnamon and chili powder for a Mexican kick!

Mexican party

My own travels to Mexico
I've been to Mexico too many times to count on my hands. When I was teaching high school, trips to Mexico were a favorite Spring Break vacation destination for us. We had some wonderful times mostly in the Rivera Maya area of theYucatan Peninsula.

Aside from enjoying the beautiful resorts, spas, restaurants, food, and beaches, we took many guided tours of the historical sites, temples, and ecological parks as well such as Tulum, Xcaret, Isla de Mujaras , Xpooha.



This was a pyramid I believe in Chichen Itza.  I climbed half way up, but when I looked down, I decided I better stop there and turn back down. It wasn't easy climbing down the steep inclines of the temples.

Ingredients: 
2 ripe bananas
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons of  peanut butter powder (affiliate link) or regular nut butter
1/4 cup of nut milk ( if too thick, add 2 tablespoons of additional nut milk)
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder

Directions: 

Blend all ingredient in a strong blender until it turns to liquid. Pour liquid into 3 or 4 small microwave safe ramekins. Microwave all of them together for 1 minute or bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes until firm. Remove from microwave or oven and refrigerate until cool.

Notes: 
To create the type of chocolate pudding parfait like in the photo, I doubled the recipe and poured into tall microwave proof glasses. When done, I topped with vegan whipped cream and a strawberry and a chocolate straw.  Doubling the recipe makes 2 servings!

Make your own vegan whipped cream from coconut milk. 

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful fun. I love a bit of kick!

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    1. I loved your vegan macaroni and cheese soup video and the soup looks amazing!

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  2. Such a pretty and delicious dessert! I would probably need two at one go :-)

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    1. Thanks Angie! But you are the master baker and dessert maker.. Love your blog! Healthy and delicious

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  3. This chocolate pudding sounds flavorful!
    Yum!

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  4. If I had these ingredients I'd be making this right now! It sounds great!

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    1. Thanks Dara,
      I make it 2 ways- with and without chili powder- I make it almost daily as a snack.

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  5. Just love this recipe. Will reshare and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoyed your post this week on color and chakra balancing! Glad you like the recipe and are sharing it.. much appreciated.

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  6. I just gave peanut butter powder as a gift so I shall pass this recipe on to my friend :)

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    1. That's a great idea! I hope she will give the recipe a try! Thanks for sharing it.. I appreciate it..

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will follow yours.

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    1. I'll be visiting again. Enjoyed your posts! Thanks for following

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  8. I've never gone gluten free but this recipe looks/sounds delicious!

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  9. i've never heard of peanut butter powder. how interesting! when you say nut milk, is it a particular kind of nut?
    cheers
    sherry

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  10. Hi Judee,
    What a great party table and a very special dessert! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,483.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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