Tofu Chocolate Pudding! Yeah, Tofu!!

I have to give credit to Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard, the authors of the vegan cookbook, “The Garden of Vegan”, for this fabulous recipe!

On a whim, a coworker (from an old job) and I went to a book-signing in Seattle at the UW. (You can see my receipt-as-bookmark in the photo; I recycle!) It was June of 2003. I don’t know what made me want to go, but we did! The authors were there (at least Sarah was, she signed my book) and they had made a recipe from the new cookbook called, “The Most Amazing Chocolate Pudding”. It is! But, I didn’t know it, at first.

We listened as they talked about the new book and afterward, we went up to check out the samples. Tofu pudding?! Eww!  But, I had a friend there and we had the support of each other to try something new even though it sounded awful. Then, I tasted it. Wow! Delicious! So chocolatey! So rich! I bought the cookbook and had Sarah sign it. Now, it’s the recipe I make most from that book!

I asked permission to share this wonderful treat and she said Yes! So, here it is the easiest recipe for the best and healthy treat, “The Most Amazing Chocolate Pudding”:

One 12 oz. package of soft or silken tofu
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup dry sweetener
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ tsp. salt

In a blender or food processor, blend tofu until smooth. Add the oil, sweetener, cocoa powder and salt. Blend until well mixed. Serve chilled. Makes approx. 1 ½ cups.

You can probably use canola oil or any cooking oil instead of olive, if you want. Sometimes, we top the pudding with some Soyatoo whipped (soy or rice) cream for a vegan flourish 🙂  [I prefer the spray kind. I tried the make-your-own from the box kind, but it didn’t taste as good and it was really liquidy.]

If you make this recipe, please let me know what you think!

And if you love it, or are interested in more like this, please visit Sarah Kramer’s website:


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2 Responses to Tofu Chocolate Pudding! Yeah, Tofu!!

  1. jody says:

    I just made this and the taste is wonderful. I could have cut back on the sugar a bit> I used organic sugar and I added a bit of vanilla. I also used grapeseed oil instead of olive. I suppose you could leave the oil out. Very versatile recipe. I see other possibilities.

    • catfest says:

      I’m so glad you tried it! And liked it! I think an oil other than olive would be better and I can add vanilla to just about anything. I always add at least double whatever a recipe calls for! I like sweet, so I’m pretty happy with the amount of sugar. Of course, you could cut back on the sugar and then top it with a whipped ‘cream’ of your choice, too 😉

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