Vegan chocolate pudding is thick, rich, and made with a secret ingredient you’d never guess! 3 healthy ingredients, gluten free, and naturally sweet.
If you’ve been around here recently or follow me on IG (if you don’t, why the heck not?!), you probably heard my riveting story about discovering I’m actually NOT allergic to tofu, as I believed for like, over two years.
Seriously though, this was extremely exciting to me!! I mean a vegan that’s allergic to tofu?! The irony isn’t lost on me.
Anyway, I made this amazing crispy garlic tofu for dinner approximately 10 times, then immediately went to imagining how I could incorporate almighty tofu into sweets. Cause ya know, I am myself, and I think about sweets quite a bit with this lil blog.
First of all, before you panic and tell me soy is bad for you and that it’ll kill you/give you cancer/make you grow man boobs, kindly check out the link in that dinner recipe post on all the health benefits of tofu. Because it’s likely that what you’ve heard about soy being bad is simply illegitimate studies funded by animal agriculture industries who obviously don’t want people to like tofu and stray from eating dead animals.
I’d seen silken tofu used in lots of sweet applications before and was super excited to try it. I wanted to go with something simple to start, so here we have it: vegan chocolate pudding.
Growing up, the little pudding cups were a favorite to take in my lunch box, though I wouldn’t go NEAR them now, for health reasons obviously, and because the dairy industry is arguably even more cruel than meat (though it’s all unimaginably cruel and totally unnecessary). I decided to use the tofu to recreate this creamy, luscious chocolate pudding, and I was not disappointed, friends.
This recipe is super simple. Literally just put everything in the food processor – silken tofu, cacao powder, dates, and a bit of water to loosen things up. That’s it! Blend away and you’ll have super thick, creamy vegan chocolate pudding. Made from tofu. SO cool!! Plus, it could not be easier to throw together, no baking or complicated methods required. And seriously, the texture is out of this world, rich, creamy, and full of chocolate flavor.
Have a happy, healthy day, friends!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!