My latest health-food discovery is baby food, particularly the fruit flavours. The PC Organics ones have a very short ingredient list, usually it’s just what’s pictured plus ascorbic acid. No sugar, no other additives.
They’re smooth and pudding-y, which gave me the idea to make a chocolate pudding with the prune flavour. It’s SO simple! Not quite as velvety-smooth as normal chocolate pudding, because the prunes have some fibre, but since it’s so much healthier and all natural, I don’t mind one bit!
Dark Chocolate Pudding for One
- one jar of pureed prune baby food
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- sweetener to taste (optional)
Empty baby food into a bowl, add cocoa and sweetener and mix well. Enjoy!
Notes: I like my chocolate dark and bitter. I could easily eat this with lots of cocoa powder and no sweetener, since the prunes are already pretty sweet, but you might want to start with 1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa. Also, use a sweetener that will dissolve easily, like maple syrup or not-too-coarse sugar or sugar substitute. Add it 1 tsp at a time until it’s sweet enough for you.