Originally from Chef Malena, I love to use this recipe for a sweet protein boost. It would be a more nutritious substitute for the pudding cups sold in the grocery store. And it’s still delicious!
As part of the community nutrition collaborative I’m working on with the Food Bank and the Forsyth County Health Department, I went ahead and made a recipe video to show how easy it is to make! My 6 year old (who I am trying not to label as a “picky eater”), loves the pudding.
In case you’re not familiar with the nutrient profile of Tofu, here is the breakdown on the type I used in the recipe video. Keep in mind that these nutrient totals are for the whole package of Tofu, and also does not include the amount of sugar added with the syrup.
NUTRIENT CONTENT OF THIS RECIPE
The thing I like about this recipe is that compared to making it with whole milk, there is a much less saturated fat and the tofu offers more healthy fats, in addition to fiber, calcium and iron. And it’s WAY EASIER to make than having to heat up milk and mixing in the pudding pack. Another BONUS is that the cocoa powder you use has antioxidants, where the kind in the pudding mixes barely have any cocoa powder in it.
Nutrition Facts of Tofu
Costco Packaging – House Foods – Organic Tofu Firm
1 package contains:
- Calories: 315
- Total Fat: 18 g
- Saturated 2 g
- Polyunsaturated 11 g
- Monounsaturated 5 g
- Trans 0 g
- Potassium: 563 mg
- Total Carbs: 9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 32 g
- Calcium: 68%
- Iron: 36%
Chocolate Pudding with Tofu Recipe & Video
Yummy dessert with a protein boost!
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 14 ounces soft silken tofu
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup agave nectar (or honey or maple syrup)
- 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Optional toppings: berries (sliced banana, bananas, nuts, etc.)
- Puree tofu, cocoa, agave and vanilla in food processor.
- Pour into serving dishes. Top with optional toppings.
I hope you enjoy!
Your recipe looks great. In the written instructions, it calls for vanilla extract. In the video, you did not add it. Is it needed?
Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN says
Not necessary, but can add a little extra flavor!