Orange Chocolate Pudding


Let’s face it. Recreating Italian treats can be difficult with no dairy or wheat. I mean, come on…Tiramisu just isn’t the same without those fluffy lady fingers and creamy marscapone. After all, paleo desserts aren’t all that paleo anyways. It’s hard to think of hunter gatherers creating cookies and cakes. But we’re not cave people and we need to get our sweet tooth fix! Paleo desserts aren’t really my thing because most of the baked goods involve a lot of excess ingredients that my body sometimes has a hard time digesting, like almond flour. However, when I do recreate a tasty dessert with true ingredients this pudding bodes well with my tummy. And it’s guilt-free.


The combination of chocolate and orange always reminds me of Christmas time. Remember those hard chocolate oranges that you slam on the table to separate the segments? Well, don’t slam this orange cup on the table. You’ll have pudding everywhere and it’s a recipe for a bad time. But it’s basically the same flavor profile except with REAL orange, not orange flavor. The sweet citrus combats the creamy coconut and bold dark chocolate really well.


Orange Chocolate Pudding
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Orange Chocolate Pudding
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  • 4 oz dark unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk full fat
  • 2 whole oranges
  • juice from one orange
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or paleo sweetener of choice
  1. Cut oranges in half on the equator.
  2. With a grapefruit knife (or knife and spoon) scrape out the flesh of the orange. Do not puncture the peel. Save orange flesh to squeeze juice for the pudding.
  3. Slice a very thin bit of peel off the bottom of the orange so the cup sits flat.
  4. In a medium saucepan add coconut oil and chocolate on medium-low heat. Stir until the chocolate is almost melted.
  5. Add room temperature coconut milk, orange juice, orange zest, and maple syrup. Whisk together and lower the heat to low for about 5 minutes. This is also where you can add nuts or dried fruit to the mix.
  6. Whisk until smooth. Add the gelatin and continue whisking. Once well combined and warm, remove from heat.
  7. Spoon mixture into orange cups. Set in refrigerator for at least an hour to let cool.
  8. Mangia!

If you’re like me you despise washing dishes. Many of my recipes talk about minimal dish washing, but this one takes the cake. Or… pudding. Why not use the fruit as the pudding cup?! Orange halves also make for the perfect portion.


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