Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Pudding (Paleo, GAPS)

March 3, 2013 · 26 comments

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Have you ever eaten a good dinner and still felt like you needed something a little sweet afterwards? Or, you have friends over and suddenly everyone wants a little snack? If you are grain-free or are on the Paleo or GAPS diet you don’t eat any packaged foods so you may find yourself in a pinch! But, if you are like me you probably have some staples on hand that you could use to put together something simple, quick and satisfying!

This pudding is made from simple ingredients that most real food or grain-free folks have on hand. I whipped this up in just a few minutes and we ate it immediately. I took almost as long to make this treat as it takes to open a bag of cookies and put them on a plate — it’s that easy. I loved the taste of this as the bananas sweeten it and the stevia just adds a bit more to even out sharpness of the cocoa powder. You may like it with less stevia, or more, so taste it before you are finished processing it.

Coconut Spread

Coconut spread, also known as coconut butter or even coconut cream — it is made from processing the coconut meat into a smooth consistency. Therefore, it has both fiber and coconut oil. This is a great product for adding to shakes and puddings for texture and fat. The coconut oil that is in the spread has many important properties that make it a very healthy part of the daily diet. If you just can’t get 2 – 4 tablespoons of coconut oil into you daily diet, this is a way to get some.

Coconut oil has numerous health supporting properties

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Lauric and palmitic fatty acids are found in mother’s breast milk and help protect the infant against pathogens. Studies have shown the antimicrobial benefits of coconut oil.

Investigations on the effects of the medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil, on neurological diseases such Alzheimer’s, show benefits. Other research shows coconut oil to benefit epilepsy.

Isn’t coconut awesome? How do you use coconut? Leave a comment and let me know!

Chocolate Coconut Pudding

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

  1. In a small pot carefully melt the coconut cream until it is smooth — be aware that this will burn on a low heat so keep stirring it until melted
  2. Place all the ingredients except the shredded coconut and the nuts, in the mini processor and process until it is smooth
  3. Place the nuts into a ziplock bag and crush with the bottom of a plastic cup
  4. Sprinkle the nuts and shredded coconut on top of the pudding
  5. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving or eat immediately
  6. Add fresh fruit or berries for more fun

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

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1 Judy @Savoring Today March 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

Jill, this is a chocolate pudding recipe I can do — tried a chocolate dessert with avocado last week and did not like it at all as the avocado was too strong. Many say they cannot taste it, but I can. I think the banana would work much better for me.

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2 Jill March 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

Hi Judy,
I think you will like this one — I feel similarly about the avocado pudding although I do eat that one as well.

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3 JoLynn Braley March 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Wow!! This recipe sounds so good! I cannot wait to try it out! Thank you for sharing!

JoLynn Braley
The F.A.T. Release Coach

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4 Margie March 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Sounds yummy! Not being tolerant of stevia, could I just increase the honey by maybe another tsp?

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5 Jill March 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

@ Margie,
Sure — just increase the honey or taste it and add more if needed.

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6 Tessa@TessaTheDomesticDiva March 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

oh yum! you are speaking my language! Pinned!

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7 Suburban Farm Girl March 5, 2013 at 12:18 am

This recipe sounds so yummy! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks!

Lynn

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8 Lisa March 5, 2013 at 1:45 am

Chocolate and coconut are two of my favorite things! :-) Please feel free to stop by and link this up with my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I’d love to have you join us. :-)

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9 April @ The 21st Century Housewife March 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Your pudding looks delicious, and it has so many wonderful wholesome ingredients. Coconut oil is only just beginning to be available in the UK, but I’m definitely keeping an eye open for it. I can get creamed coconut fairly easily though.

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10 Amber March 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Hi Jill,

This is a lovely, healthy recipe. I just love the banana and chocolate combo. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to make.

Hugs,
–Amber

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11 Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) March 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

This has me drooling! YUM I hope you stop by Gluten Free Fridays this week to link up this yummy recipe! It will be live Thursday evening at 7:05 pm! We are having a Gluten Free giveaway this week to one lucky person! Hope to see you there! Cindy :)

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12 Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) March 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

Party starts tomorrow night (thursday) at 7:05 pm eastern time! Hope to see you there!

Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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13 Becky March 7, 2013 at 7:59 am

This looks delicious! I am excited to give this a try. I’ve just started incorporating more coconut and stevia into our diet, so this is perfect. I have a Tuesday Greens linky for green living and real food recipes. I’d love to have you join us at http://www.craftygardenmama.com. Have a great week!

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14 Julia March 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

We love chocolate pudding. I’m intrigued by this healthy version. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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15 Miz Helen March 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Your Chocolate Coconut Pudding looks delicious, we will love it. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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16 The Provision Room March 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Looks amazing!

(stopping by from Fight Back Friday!)

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17 Diane Balch March 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I would even call this a little healthy. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on foodie friday.

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18 Countrified Hicks March 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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19 Tessa@TessaTheDomesticDiva March 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Featuring this recipe this week of AFW Jill, thanks again!

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20 Gabi March 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Just made this, pudding resting in the fridge right now for prescribed half hour. It tastes amazing, had to restrain myself from eating it straight from the bowl! :)

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21 Jill March 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm

@Gabi;
Thanks! I know the feeling!

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22 Colleenie September 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I don’t have Stevia onhand, but do have coconut sugar. Can I use that as a replacement?

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23 Jill September 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

@Colleenie,
Sure.

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