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Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)

This Vegan Chocolate Pudding is ultra rich and super creamy. It’s also gluten- and guilt-free!

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)

Can we talk about the power of the banana for a few moments? It’s quite the magical fruit. Not only are bananas an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, and vitamin C, this heart-healthy fruit can turn any fat-laden dessert in to an exceptionally healthy alternative.

Bananas aren’t just for banana bread. Sure, I’ve made my fair share of banana bread–Nutella & Toasted Pecan Swirl Banana Bread being one of my favorite–but there are so many other banana possibilities that go beyond bread.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)

I’ve used bananas in various recipes, from this Banana Maple Granola that tastes just like banana bread (only healthier!) to this Healthy Funfetti Shake (no ice cream needed).

I very rarely make shakes with an ice cream base these days. Instead, I prefer to reach for my stock of frozen bananas to create a healthy shake base that is both decadent and creamy. Learn how to freeze your own bananas by following this tutorial. I’ve become so obsessed with frozen bananas that I never leave the grocery store without purchasing a bunch of bananas so I can replenish my stock.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)

My current late-night snack addiction is this recipe for Vegan Chocolate Pudding. Instead of using milk as the base, I opted for frozen bananas instead. No cooking, stirring, or waiting is involved since this pudding gets made right in the bowl of your blender or food processor. It’s instant pudding satisfaction.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)

To give this pudding a hint of summer flavor, I added a swirl of Just Jan’s Seedless Red Raspberry spread. It gives the pudding a sweet and tart burst of red raspberry flavor. On its own, the Just Jan’s Seedless Red Raspberry spread is ultra smooth–it reminds me of the texture of curd. It has a velvety smooth mouth feel and tastes like pure red raspberries.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)

Grab a spoon and dig in!

Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl

This chocolate pudding is made with frozen bananas to create a rich, creamy texture while staying healthy and guilt-free. A swirl of raspberry jam makes it extra special.

Yield: 1 serving

Total Time: 5 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 2 ripe frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 10 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon toasted almonds


  1. Place bananas, cocoa (or cacao) powder, coconut milk, dates, maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla extract in the bowl of your blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy (it could take a few extra minutes if you’re not using a high-powered blender).
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add the raspberry jam to the top. Using a knife, swirl the jam into the pudding. Top with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.
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10 Responses to “Vegan Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Swirl (Healthy + Gluten-Free)”

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — July 22, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I am the same way about bananas!  For me they always go into a smoothie but I love this idea for a healthier pudding.  So pretty and the flavor combo is fantastic! 


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    Julia — July 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I’m constantly amazed at how many things can be made using whole foods! I never thought to use bananas in pudding and it sounds soooo amazing! It looks creamy, dreamy, and decadent. Plus that jam sounds like a marvelous addition. Bravo, sista!


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    Ashley — July 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Oooo this pudding sounds delicious! And I love all those healthy ingredients that are packed in! I bet that jam is so good swirled in!


  4. #
    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — July 22, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Yay for vegan pudding! So creamy and love how healthy it is :) Jam/Chocolate pair sooo well together :)


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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — July 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Bananas ARE a magical fruit! They can do so much! And I am loving that you used jam and dates in this gloriously thick pudding! I need to get my hands on this Jan’s because I know it’ll be my jam…get it :) Pinned!


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    Carolyn — July 23, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Wow, that is simply gorgeous! So creamy, hard to believe there are no cream or eggs! :)


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    Lor — July 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I hadn’t heard of Just Jan’s Spreads until now, but they sound wonderful! My husband is obsessed with all things jam / jelly / preserves / spreads, so I’m going to have to surprise him with some!


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    Laura Dembowski — July 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    This is such a genius dessert, Jennie!  I use frozen bananas all the time too, but I had no idea they have vitamin c – thanks for the information!


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    Diane (Created by Diane) — July 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    WOW, this looks like a definite must make! It’s full of deliciousness and oh how I need to try that jam!


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    Dottie Calhoon — February 6, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Are you sure this is a recipe for one serving? It includes two bananas, ten dates and 1/4 cup almond butter. I figured it has about 1350 calories without even including the jam.


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