Three-Ingredient Carob Pudding

4.58 from 7 votes

carob pudding

Years ago, I inadvertently created a personal unprocessed food challenge for myself. I’d been having a variety of symptoms, including skin allergies, low energy, and difficulty sleeping. Then a healer suggested I start consuming more foods in their raw state. At that time, the raw food diet was virtually unheard of, so I went on a mission to learn as much as I could about eating raw foods without giving up any of the flavors I loved.

Recreating favorite dishes of all kinds, without anything unhealthy in them, became my passion and my ongoing challenge. As I created these new, healthier versions — versions that contained nothing processed as well as no animal products or gluten — my health and energy improved quickly and substantially. I got hooked on fresh, whole foods. Today the idea of eating processed foods on a regular basis seems as foreign to me as the idea of not eating them once seemed.

If you’re used to convenience and pressed for time, as most of us are, you might think that giving up processed foods is going to be hard. But it doesn’t have to be! And to prove that, I only develop recipes that have few ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes. I especially love it when I come up with a simple recipe that will appeal to people of all ages, including kids (or the kid in all of us).

So many kids fall under the spell of the junk food industry, and so many grow up and even grow old without ever breaking that spell. Well, I want to break it! But I don’t want any of us to have to deny or chronically deprive our sweet tooth. So I’m always inventing simple, indulgent sweet treats that are free of all the “junk” including sugar or any other refined sweetener.

carob pudding

One of my best inventions in this department is a delicious, and totally healthy, carob pudding. The only “sweetener” it includes is bananas. Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, makes it rich and creamy. I know that might sound like a strange combo (maybe even “too healthy”), but it tastes like a decadent dessert! And the only thing processed about it is that you make it in a food processor. Here’s the wonderfully tasty and simple recipe. I hope you’ll try it, and love it as much as I do.


4.58 from 7 votes

Carob Pudding

By: Jennifer Cornbleet
These days, when it comes to “treats,” my goal is always to be able to indulge without damage. Knowing how to quickly prepare desserts that satisfy my cravings and leave me feeling energized and light has made being “unprocessed” so much easier than I ever thought possible.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 bananas, broken into 2 or 3 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup carob powder, roasted or raw
  • fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries, to garnish


  • Put all ingredients in a food processor fitted with an S-blade.
  • Process until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape doen the work bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries, if desired.


Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Calories: 225kcal
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About the Author

Jennifer Cornbleet is a cooking teacher, coach and author. Her Raw Food Made Easybook, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People, has sold over 150,000 copies. She is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute, where she was a lead instructor for over 15 years and personally trained over 1,000 cooking teachers. Jennifer’s signature mentorship program is the Tasty Life Teacher Training, where each year she coaches a group of cooking teachers-in-the-making about how to find their unique vision and turn it into a fulfilling, successful business.

You can learn more about Jennifer on website, Tasty Life Coaching, or by following her on Facebook and YouTube.

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Alyssa Webster
January 24, 2017 9:30 am

I made this for dessert last night while the rest of my family had cookies. This recipe of PERFECT! Chocolate makes my stomach churn, so using carob is perfection. I cut the recipe in half to have a single serve, but didn’t use a food processor. I just mashed the banana by hand and mixed it really well. The banana did not overtake all the flavor, it made the perfect amount of sweetener (no added sweetener needed!) and the carob flavor was not overpowering and gross. I mashed in a slice of paleo zucchini bread and it turned into a marshmallow texture–in all, very satisfying (not leaving you sugar addicted like other “healthy” paleo treats do to me) and very DELICIOUS! I will be making it tonight again. Recipes that are all like “only 3 ingredients” always make me think it’s not real or sketchy, or it must not actually… Read more »

October 5, 2016 3:01 pm

Sounds delicious and easy!

Bonnie K.
October 4, 2016 2:18 pm

I’m definitely giving this a try.

October 4, 2016 12:29 pm

5 stars
Used mini chopper. Dark coca powder, 15 drops liquid stevia, pinch of salt. Very good!

Very thick and gooey. added cinny tea to thin out/clean out chopper after emptying pudding into two smaller Tupperware containers – maybe 1/2 or 3/4 cup per serving. Really good, really easy, but quite messy to clean up afterwards. But for a s/f, thick, rich chocolate hit? Worth it. Lots of natural sugars because of banana, so only an occasional treat, but yummy!

Reply to  jennifer
October 4, 2016 12:35 pm

5 stars
btw-cinny tea – brewed cinnamon tea. I used it to dilute the pudding left inside the chopper before washing. Added the tea/pudding mixture back into pudding. Also coca powder – cocoa powder. Optional ideas? Add in instant espresso crystals. Serve with toasted, sliced almonds as garnish. Serve with 1/2 cup of coconut milk in bowl. mmmmmmmm

October 4, 2016 7:51 am

Looks easy and delicious! Do you think cacao powder would work instead of carob powder?

October 4, 2016 6:43 am

I “accidentally” bought carob powder and now I finally have a use for it! I will definitely be trying this recipe. Now, I just need to find the tahini, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it in the ethnic dept at our local grocery store. Thanks for this recipe. I am looking forward to trying it.

Reply to  Brenda Williams
October 29, 2020 9:49 am

Any nut butter will do IMO.