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March 17, 2011 / amyjmcintosh

Cacao pudding recipe

My new breakfast dish

Dessert is my favourite meal besides breakfast. And who would have thought that eliminating dairy, eggs and grains would give me the perfect excuse for eating dessert for breakfast? My idea of Nirvana. Introducing my latest creation – cacoa pudding. I whipped it up for brekky last week and topped it with fresh fruit and shredded coconut. Paul asked for seconds, so I’m thinking it must be good!

So, what on earth is cacoa pudding? Well, it’s basically blended nuts, dates, water and chocolate. I found the recipe in a cookbook by raw food crusader Ani Phyo. The book is called Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen. There’s no reason you couldn’t serve this dish as an actual dessert. I just think it’s better at breakfast as it’s nice and filling and full of protein.

Cacao pudding
2 cups almonds (preferably soaked overnight in water)
1 cup water
1/4 cup pitted dates
1 tbs cacoa nibs or powder (I used 75% dark Lindt chocolate which contains no butterfat)
1 tbs carob powder

Blend the almonds and water in the blender until smooth. Note, if you have a crapola blender like me, this can take ages, so I recommend buying a decent one. Add the dates, cacao, and carob. Blend until smooth. Keeps up three to four days in the fridge. Makes 4 servings.

I served it in small glasses topped with shredded coconut and blueberries. I found the texture kind of weird, but trust me, when you eat a bowl of cornflakes every day for brekky, a change is as good as a holiday.

My new breakfast dish

Almondy goodness in a glass.

Cacao pudding

Who knew that raw food could be so cute?

Cacao pudding

Hooray for raw food!

If you like the sound of this recipe, you might also like cashew coconut pudding.

6 Comments

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  1. Recipe Chefs / Mar 18 2011 5:33 am

    Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing this post. I really enjoy reading your blog. Feel free to check out our recipes.

    • amyjmcintosh / Mar 18 2011 9:17 am

      Thanks for your lovely feedback! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy my blog. I’ll be sure to check out your blog and add it to my blog roll. 🙂

  2. chanel11 / Apr 15 2011 7:09 pm

    I’ll be giving this a go tomorrow!

  3. cherylk / May 2 2011 10:54 am

    This looks really good! I need to get dates and carob powder before I can try it but they’re already on my shopping list!

    • amyjmcintosh / May 2 2011 1:18 pm

      Thanks Cheryl! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

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