CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH A HEALTHY TWIST
Have you ever tried adding chickpeas to a dessert before? If not, you should definitely try it. They taste great, especially in combination with chocolate. Plus, they are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, folate, and iron. They are also low-glycemic and gluten-free! It can’t get better than that, right?
So, if you want to satisfy your sugar cravings the healthy way, this chickpea chocolate pudding recipe is just perfect for you. With only seven ingredients, this healthy treat will take you less than 10 minutes to make. It’s high in protein, easy to make, and seriously yummy.
You can serve it for breakfast, as a healthy snack, light dessert, or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
CHICKPEAS – A NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Moreover, they are a great source of plant-based protein which makes them an excellent choice for people following vegan and vegetarian diets. A1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides about 3 grams of protein.
They are an incredibly versatile ingredient to cook or bake with. They can be used in a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. You can make chickpea veggie burgers, hummus, add them to salads, soups, or roast them for a delicious, crunchy snack. Moreover, you can make the best chocolate cake, muffins, or delicious energy bites. The possibilities are endless.
You can buy chickpeas both dried and pre-cooked in cans.
CHICKPEAS – NUTRITIONAL PROFILE
1 cup (164 g) of cooked chickpeas contains:
Fat: 4.25 g
Carbs: 45 g
Protein: 14.5 g
Dietary fiber: 12.5 g
HOW TO MAKE CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Place cooked chickpeas, chunky peanut butter, 1 frozen banana, cacao powder, date syrup, rice milk, and gingerbread spices into a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
Serve in jars and top with berries and mint leaves.
Note: The pudding is ready to eat right away or you can chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
TIPS AND HOW-TOS
Peanut butter: I added peanut butter and gingerbread spice mix to the mix but if you prefer, you can add any nut butter or spice you like.
Date syrup: If you prefer, replace it with agave or maple syrup.
Rice milk: You can use other plant-based milk like almond, soy, or oat.
CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE PUDDING IS:
- Easy to make
- Ready in less than 10 minutes
- Healthy and nutritious
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Chickpea Chocolate Pudding
- 200 g cooked chickpeas well-drained and peeled
- 50 g chunky peanut butter
- 1 frozen banana
- 150 ml rice milk
- 30 g cacao powder
- 3-4 tablespoons date syrup
- gingerbread spice mix (to taste) optional
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
- Serve in jars and top with blueberries and mint leaves.
* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.
Hello! I was wondering if you thought we could replace the date syrup with something else? Like honey or maple syrup? Thanks!
Hi, Lexy! Yes, sure! Use any sweetener you like.
What’s the quantity of the 2 servings? Wondering if I would end up with huge portions
No, you won’t end up with huge portions. It’s for two jars! Also, it will be just as delicious the next day. Just store it in the fridge.
I just made it, DELICIOUS! ?
I’m so glad you like it. It’s one of my favorite desserts. Thanks so much for your feedback, Daniele!
OMG this was so scrumptious. Followed most of your recipe but substituted the date syrup with maple syrup and added some chia seeds to the mix. I would never guess that this pudding has chickpeas. Topped with chopped strawberries and raspberries…just heavenly. Very satisfying and filling. Definitely will be added to my weekly breakfast rotation. Thank you for the recipe!
Thank you so much for your feedback, Cristina! So happy you liked it. I love it too, it’s one of my favorite healthy desserts. Much love,
What can be used instead of peanut butter? I have issues with all nuts & nut butters. Thanks it looks delicious.
Thanks, Dawn! I’m glad you like it. Tahini or sunflower seed butter are great peanut butter substitutes for people with peanut or tree nut allergies.