Vegan Praline Pudding

Did you grow up in a home where pudding was ranked as the ultimate comfort food? Creamy and sweet, it was always perfect when you craved something soothing. Today, all that sugar and dairy may leave your body more aggravated than calm—but that doesn’t mean you have ditch one of your favorite desserts entirely. This version is made with rice milk, maple syrup and just a pinch of organic brown sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth without upsetting your insides. No powdered pudding packets here—this healthy and wholesome treat starts with whole-grain brown rice and chopped nuts.

Vegan Praline Pudding

Vegan Praline Pudding

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

2 cups cooked brown rice
3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
1 tsp. almond extract
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1-1/2 cups rice milk
2 Tbsp. organic brown sugar
1 Tbsp. chopped pecans
¼ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except for brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped pecans.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Spoon pudding into six heat-proof bowls.
  4. In small separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle mixture over pudding.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve, or let sit for several minutes and serve warm.

Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site, Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

About Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site, Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

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