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Carob Pudding

Carob Pudding


  • 2 ripe avocadoes

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened carob powder

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1-2 ripe bananas (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Place all of the ingredients except the bananas and nuts in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Chill for 1 hour before serving. To serve, spoon some of the pudding into a bowl or glass. Thinly slice the banana and place several slices on top. Top with chopped nuts if desired.

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