This is easy vegan chocolate pudding It is sweet, creamy and so delicious. Use a blender to make this protein pudding in just 5 minutes. Enjoy it on its own or add whipped cream and berries for a delicious low carb dessert.
*This post and my trip to Iowa were sponsored by Best Food Facts and the United Soybean Board.
When I’m craving chocolate or looking for a quick and nutritious snack, I love making this tofu pudding. This sweet treat is easy to make in minutes and satisfies my greedy passion.
Pudding has always been one of my favorite desserts, but I like to make my own for added nutrition.
So, in my quest to find and eat better snacks, I decided to make a delicious chocolate pudding that I could enjoy without feeling guilty.
Because you will love this recipe.
This vegan chocolate pudding is not only delicious, but also nutritious. Tofu dessert contains protein, making it a great post-workout snack or dessert.
- It is easy to prepare in minutes in a blender.
- There are no preservatives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients.
- Plant-based pudding is a great dessert for anyone with dietary restrictions.
- It is naturally dairy, egg and gluten free.
- This homemade pudding has a smooth and velvety texture.
- The melted chocolate and cocoa powder give it a great chocolate flavor.
This tofu pudding is delicious on its own. But if you need a fun and special dessert, add berry coconut whipped cream to each cup.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Iowa with Best Food Facts. There we met Dave Struthers and visited his farm. Dave shared with us that he bought this farm when he was 18 years old and since then he has been raising pigs, cattle, corn and soybeans.
As a consumer, I love visiting farms and learning more about the farm-to-table process. The farmers love what they do and it really shows when you talk to them. Their wish is to leave their land better than when they started. Being able to do more with less helps preserve your land for future generations.
For most farms to be sustainable, there is a full circle in the barns and fields. Most farmers also raise cattle and pigs. They use soy and corn to feed their animals.
They then use the manure produced by the animals as fertilizer for the crops. This circle is one way farmers can do more with less.
Is soy good for you?
Soybeans always attract questions and concerns, and misinformation about this green legume has been spread over the years. On the second day of our tour, we met Charlotte Rommereim, a registered dietitian. She answered all of our questions about soy and health.
Did you know that soy is a cheap and versatile source of protein, fiber and calcium? Soy is one of the few plants that contains all 9 essential amino acids that our body cannot produce on its own. This makes them a complete source of protein.
Eating isoflavones found in soy can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and can relieve hot flashes and menopausal symptoms. For men, soy is processed in the body similar to whey supplementation and can help gain strength and lean tissue.
Soy isoflavones are a type of estrogen. Isoflavones are not the same estrogens found in the human body and are not always used by our bodies.
If you have more questions, you can read more about soy nutrition and health research. You can also find scientific research and studies, along with resources and information on Soy Connection.
Ways to enjoy soy
There are so many different and delicious ways to include soy in your food.
- Soy milk is great in this unsweetened pumpkin spiced latte or in smoothies and soups.
- Edamame is a delicious addition to an Asian chicken salad.
- Tofu can be used in smoothies, sauces, or desserts.
We enjoyed a delicious chocolate tofu pudding on our trip, so I couldn’t wait to go home and make my healthy version. Adding cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips to silken tofu gives the dessert a rich chocolate flavor that you’ll love.
All you need to make this creamy vegan dessert is 6 simple ingredients and a blender.
- tofu – To make a smooth and creamy dairy-free pudding, be sure to buy soft tofu. You can find it in the refrigerated case in the produce aisle. Shelf-stable tofu is also found in the ethnic section of grocery stores.
- Maple syrup – Sweeten the pudding. If you are not vegan you can also use honey, or any other sweetener.
- cocoa powder – Increases the chocolate flavor and gives a darker color to the tofu pudding.
- Vanilla extract – Adds a rich flavor to the pudding.
- Sea salt – Balances the sweetness of the chocolate.
- dark chocolate drops – To make this vegan, use sugar free dark chocolate chips. To make this product dairy-free and egg-free, look for allergen-free chocolate.
BRUCEW TIP: If you want to increase the protein in this pudding, add 1-2 scoops of your favorite vegan chocolate protein powder.
How to make protein pudding
This chocolate tofu pudding recipe literally takes minutes to prepare. All you need is a blender and the patience to wait for it to chill in the fridge.
- Prepare the tofu. Remove the silken tofu from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before you want to make the pudding. Open the package and drain the excess liquid. It is not necessary to press this tofu before using it.
- Melt the chocolate chips. Put the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Mix until melted and creamy. Get out of the fire.
- Make the pudding. Place tofu, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides. Add the melted chocolate and mix again until the mixture is creamy and chocolatey.
- Divide and refrigerate. Pour or spoon the tofu pudding into 5 small baking cups. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until solid and cool.
- Garnish and serve. Add your favorite toppings like 3-ingredient whipped cream, fresh berries, coconut flakes, pecans, or bananas.
Store covered pudding bowls in the refrigerator. This is a great treat to make ahead of time as it will keep for 3-4 days.
tips and tricks
- Let the tofu come to room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients.
- Once the chocolate chips have melted, allow the chocolate to cool before mixing it into the tofu mixture.
- Use a good quality chocolate for the best flavor. Use a brand that you like the taste of.
- Use vegan white chocolate chips if you want to make white chocolate protein pudding.
- Add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the tofu pudding to intensify the chocolate flavor.
What is tofu?
Tofu or soybean curd is prepared by pressing soft curd into a block. Some tofu are firm and firm, while others are smooth and creamy.
It has a mild, almost bland flavor, making it an excellent alternative to dairy products. Tofu can be flavored with spices, marinades, and sauces.
Is silken tofu the same as regular firm tofu?
Tofu can be purchased in different degrees of texture. Firm tofu is thick and retains its shape when cut or crumbled. It is used for frying, baking and frying. Silken tofu has a much smoother texture and can be used in smoothies, soups, sauces, and desserts.
Can you use firm tofu in pudding?
It is possible to use firm tofu, but the pudding will be thicker and not as creamy. You may need to dilute it with a little soy milk. Silken or soft tofu will give you the creamiest, silkiest texture.
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vegan chocolate pudding recipe
This is easy vegan chocolate pudding It is sweet, creamy and so delicious. Use a blender to make this protein pudding in just 5 minutes. Enjoy it on its own or add whipped cream and berries for a delicious dessert.
¾ cup Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips (5 ounces)
16 ounces silken tofu, at room temperature
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Melt the chocolate chips in a skillet over low heat. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
- Put the tofu, vanilla, and salt in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the melted chocolate and mix again until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into 5 small plates. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
- Add 1-2 scoops of vegan protein powder to boost your protein intake.
Yield: 5 Servings: 1
Amount per proportion:
Calories: 164 Total Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Sodium: 145mg Carbs: 23g Net Carbs: 7g Fiber: 10.4g Sugar: 4.8g Sugar Alcohols: 6g Protein: 6.2g
Nutrition data is an estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special dietary advice, please consult a registered dietitian.
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*This post was sponsored by Best Food Facts. I was rewarded for my time traveling and writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Vegan Chocolate Protein Pudding was first featured on Recetas Latinas.