Gluten-Free Vegan Pear Dark Chocolate Pudding

Gluten-Free Vegan Pear Dark Chocolate Pudding

This Gluten-Free Vegan Pear Dark Chocolate Pudding is rich and fudgy, and tastes much more indulgent than it really is!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword gluten-free vegan pear chocolate pudding, vegan pear dessert, vegan pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 217kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or sub vegetable or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 g (1 3/4 cup) ground almonds* (almond meal)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener or sugar)
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) unsweetened almond milk (or sub any other type of plant-based milk)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 40 g (1.5oz) dark chocolate chips or chunks (ensure dairy-free if necessary)
  • 2 (Comice) pears, peeled, cored and cut into slices
  • Optional: Handful of hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • Optional: Few pieces of crystallised ginger, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Mix together the oil, vanilla extract, ground almonds, maple syrup, milk, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger in a bowl
  • Transfer the mixture into your greased baking dish of choice
  • Fan the pears on top, and scatter with the chocolate chips (and crystallised ginger and hazelnuts)
  • Bake in oven for around 20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through


*You could also substitute with ground hazelnuts, and add a little more milk as hazelnuts soak up more moisture than almonds


Calories: 217kcal