Pumpkin Pudding

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I like to making simple “puddings” as occasional snacks or treats. This is the type of recipe that is really easy and also really versatile. You can play around with the liquids you use and the flavors you add. I sometimes sub some of the coconut milk with carrot juice for additional veggies. I suggest making it without any sweetener unless you really need it, especially if you make this as a snack. Anyone on a Whole 30 exercise caution in making a dish like this, and don’t use any sweetener!

I make a version of this recipe with chia seeds for several of my personal chef clients, and also offer this recipe to anyone I do meal planning for as a great on-the-go snack. PSA: this is not a Whole 30 approved recipe! 

Pumpkin Pudding with Baked Apple
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Healthy, easy, quick recipe for a snack or dessert. I find that children like it too if you just tell them it's pudding!
Recipe type: Snack or Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
 or pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
2 Tbl collagen protein or gelatin hydrolysate (dissolves in cold liquid) or sub 1⁄4 cup chia seeds

  • Optional Baked Apple Topping:
  • 2 apples, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tbl maple syrup
  1. For Pudding:
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender except the collagen/gelatin or chia seeds.
  3. Puree until smooth.
  4. If using collagen/gelatin, run blender on low and slowly pour the powder into the smoothie to blend.
  5. For chia seeds, pour smoothie mixture into a bowl and then stir in the chia seeds.
  6. Portion mixture into desired storage containers. I use small 1-cup glass ball jars or Weck jars.
  7. Chill for at least 1 hour before adding optional apple topping.
  8. For Baked Apple Topping:
  9. Preheat oven to 325.
  10. Toss apples, cinnamon and maple syrup together, scrape into an oven safe baking dish. Bake until apples are soft, 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Once cooled and pudding has firmed up, add apples to top off the pudding and serve.


Pumpkin Pudding was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by grace


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