If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat that can also double as breakfast or a healthy snack then you'll love this chocolate sweet potato pudding!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert that can also double as breakfast or a snack then you’ve come to the right place today.
This chocolate sweet potato pudding is everything you could want in a pudding (i.e. rich, creamy and chocolatey) and is incredibly easy to make. This is my updated version of the childhood classic. It’s the kind of recipe you’ll want in your arsenal if you’re looking for a treat that’s as nourishing as it is comforting.
Why put sweet potatoes in pudding?
There’s something so satisfying about the smooth and silky texture that glides across your tongue; every spoonful just feels so rich and indulgent. The secret is sweet potatoes. Yes sweet potatoes in chocolate pudding, prepare to be pleasantly surprised!
Naturally sweet and starchy, sweet potatoes give the pudding its thickness and body while remaining pleasingly silky and smooth, and no the pudding doesn't taste like sweet potatoes.
The sweet potatoes are roasted (caramelizing the natural sugars even further), then whipped together with cocoa powder and coconut milk for even more creamy richness. To that I’ve added a couple scoops of chocolate protein powder for even more nutritional bang for my buck.
I’ve been using and enjoying OLLY’s Chocolate Protein Blend. I like it because their smoothie protein blends are vegan, gluten-free and made from whole food sources (like peas and flax seed).
What you end up with is a chocolate pudding that’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast (or as a post workout snack) and filled with enough slow digesting carbs, healthy fats and protein to keep you going through your day. If you have time to make this the night before, it gets better as it sits and the flavors deepen while in the fridge.
Here’s to chocolate for breakfast!
(This post is sponsored by OLLY but as always, all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Gourmande in the Kitchen.)
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Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding
A quick and easy dessert that can also double as a great breakfast or post-workout snack.
- 2 small to medium sweet potatoes
- 1 cup/240ml coconut milk (light or regular)
- 4-5 Medjool dates, pitted (very soft or soaked for a few minutes in warm water and drained)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- ½ cup/40g cocoa powder
- 2 scoops/45g OLLY chocolate protein powder or chocolate protein powder of your choice
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the sweet potatoes and pat dry. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and place directly on the grate in the oven. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until tender. (A knife should easily glide through, if not return to the oven and check again in 5-10 minutes.) Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle but still warm.
- Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh (you should have about 300g). Place the sweet potato flesh along with the coconut milk, dates, vanilla extract and salt in a high speed blender and blend until very smooth and creamy.
- Add cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder and blend again until silky smooth. Scrape into serving dishes, cover and place in fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 19g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.
Beth @ Tasty Yummies says
Wow!! I love how decadent and rich this is, with the addition of extra nutrient goodness! Perfect.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I hadn't heard of that protein powder before! I'll have to check it out. And this pudding looks incredible!
Lisa @ Wine & Glue says
What a genius idea! I would totally feel like this is dessert even though it's good for me!
Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures says
O M G - I would have NEVER guessed there was sweet potato in this recipe by looking at the picture. I also got some OLLY smoothie mix a few weeks back and am loving it!
Gina @Running to the Kitchen says
Yum, Yum, Yum! This looks so good!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
I used to put sweet potatoes in smoothies. Love this idea of making a pudding. My kids would love it!
Amanda Kanashiro says
I've never tried sweet potato pudding, going to have to add it to my list!
Tessa | Salted Plains says
Hooray for healthy chocolate snacks! So nice that there is such a nutritional boost hiding in that dreamy chocolate pudding. Beautiful!