Healthy Chocolate-Tofu Pudding (gluten-free and vegan)

May 2, 2013


Friends, I have great news for you. You can enjoy a huge chocolate pudding parfait for a little more than 100 calories per serving. Sound like a dream? I had to do a double take myself when I finally discovered a dessert that was vegan, gluten-free and had no added sugar.

For those of you who don’t like tofu, or hate the idea of eating tofu in sweet form, I can promise you that you won’t know the tofu is in this dish. The key to getting creamy pudding-like texture without the tofu taste is to find silken firm tofu, which is different than regular firm tofu. The silken variety has a milder taste and blends more seamlessly into this dish. I made the mistake of using regular firm tofu the first time around and just barely managed to swallow each bite.

I have found silken firm tofu in the non refrigerated section of my local Trader Joe’s, but have seen it in other stores as well.

So, while this might not take the place of a cookie when you are truly craving something decadent, it will totally hit the spot on a regular weeknight when you are looking for a dessert that is tasty but totally healthy. And packed with protein, too!


Chocolate-Tofu Pudding Parfaits with Raspberries
Makes 2 servings
1 block silken firm tofu
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 to 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk (can use cow’s milk if desired)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 packets stevia (can use sugar if desired)
Frozen thawed raspberries or fresh raspberries

Combine all the ingredients except the raspberries in a food processor. Process until completely smooth, scraping down the edges as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to eat. To serve, layer the pudding with the raspberries.

Happy cooking!

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  • Reply Miss Messy May 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Sounds amazing. I’ll be on the look out for silken tofu now 🙂

  • Reply Megan@Food and Whine May 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    It looks so smooth and creamy!

  • Reply Christine Norton July 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I am going to try this tonight or this weekend. I think I might add some espresso powder to it….

  • Reply Lora January 22, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Have you tried it with any other sugar substitutes, or other ideas for swapping out the sweetener? I was thinking banana… and as long as one likes the chocolate/banana mix (which I do), I think it would work. I’ll let you know when I try it!

    • Reply Kirra May 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      I would suggest to try agave nectar it’s really healthy low glycemic sweetener

  • Reply Melody Upham June 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    This came out looking like a wonderful chocolate pudding, but it had a definite ‘chalky’ taste which I’m going to put down to the cocoa powder. I used EZ-Sweet to sweeten it. Not one I’d make again.

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