Chocolate Lasagna made healthier! Luscious layers of creamy chocolate pudding and vanilla whip on a crisp chocolate cookie crust– without the gluten, dairy, sugar or processed ingredients! (Keto/Low-Carb, Paleo & Vegan approved)
Did you know I take recipe requests? Yep! Ask and you shall receive! I absolutely LOVE taking on the challenge to give a conventional “SAD” recipe a healthy MAKEOVER.
So when a dear reader asked me to makeover Chocolate Lasagna, I so was excited to recreate it.
A chocolate cookie crumb crust topped with layers of fluffy vanilla cream and silky chocolate pudding. YUM.
After some googling, I discovered it’s typically made with crushed up Oreos, Cool Whip, and instant chocolate pudding. Yikes.
Years ago I wouldn’t have batted an eye at those ingredients, but now I can’t handle them without a major stomach ache, headache, plus gaining eleventy pounds lol.
Sugar, sugar, trans fat, gluten and more sugar. Not to mention all the artificial ingredients and preservatives, etc.
But NOW you can have Chocolate Lasagna that’s free from gluten, dairy, sugar and made with deliciously wholesome ingredients!
Keto, Paleo and Vegan friendly and delicious for ALL.
Like CRUSHED UP OREOS, but healthy!
This simple mixture of almond flour, cacao, coconut oil and monkfruit reminds me of chocolate cookie crumbs — like Oreos, but way better for you.
So here’s another one of my happy accidents:
I tried & TRIED to make a keto/vegan brownie recipe, but it just wasn’t happenin’ guys. Idk why, but they just kept having a cookie crumb-like texture.
But then I realized it would make the PERFECT base for this Chocolate Lasagna recipe!
OH HAPPY DAY.
Like COOL WHIP, but healthy!
Something I discovered in my dairy-free adventures is that coconut cream with vanilla and sweetener tastes REMARKABLY like Cool Whip!
But with only THREE ingredients!
I used to love Cool Whip, but then I discovered it’s basically a bowl of hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) and corn syrup, ugh.
It makes me so GIDDY that you can EASILY make your own healthy version!
It’s so simple using canned coconut milk. I love Thai Kitchen brand. Many other brands are too watery. You need it to be *thick*
ps Don’t forget to chill your cans for **at least** 24 hours so the cream rises to the top! You only need the solid white cream (save the leftover coconut water for a smoothie!)
Like Snack Packs, but healthy!
Corn starch and sugar? No way. This pudding is so much healthier than conventional puddings that are void of nutrients.
And SUPER simple. It’s made with almond butter! Seriously!
The awesome folks at Living Tree Community Foods were so kind to send me some of their Organic Alive Almond Butter, and GUYS.. it’s SO delicious! Super fresh tasting, and ULTRA silky smooth.
Add some cacao, non-dairy milk, and monkfruit. Plus a little salt and vanilla to bring out the flavor.
Whisk it all together and you’re done.
A rich and silky smooth chocolatey layer ready to be spread on top of that “Cool Whip”!
Chocolate pudding you can feel GOOD about because it’s packed with protein, antioxidants and magnesium and NO JUNK 😀
LAYERS of deliciousness!
Ok, hear me out on this one. I know this recipe is a little more involved than my other quick and easy 5-minute recipes.
BUT IT’S WORTH IT.
Don’t get overwhelmed. It’s actually pretty simple. You just need to plan ahead so you have enough time for each layer to set.
- Cook & cool your crust completely
- Add a layer of whip & freeze 30 min to set
- Add pudding & freeze 30 min to set
- Add whip on top and chill 60 min to set
Sweets for your Sweetheart
I’m thinkin’ this lasagna is the PERFECT dessert to serve your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?
I mean, who doesn’t love CHOCOLATE & VANILLA cream slathered a bed of faux-reo crumbs (without the stomachache and sugar coma)?! YASS.
It’s almost too good to be true!