Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding







I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding this summer.  Carol and I thought it was fantastic. It was featured on Tips and Tricks, Turn it up Tuesday and Beautifully Bohemian.

It was  so good that I really didn't need to look for another chocolate pudding but that's not me. New and different recipes intrigue me.

Sweet potato in pudding? Why not. Carrie Underwood loves her pumpkin pudding. What's not to love about sweet potatoes?

Adapted from The Vegan 8-Brandi used stevia and coconut sugar, which I didn't use. She also added cayenne which I didn't.

Ingredients:

1½ cups packed cooked mashed orange sweet potatoes (I used 1 large one)
½ cup Almond milk
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 
3 tablespoons honey*
½ tablespoon strong cinnamon (I use Saigon)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon vanilla extract ( I used caramel extract)
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Directions:

1- Bake sweet potato in a 400 degree oven until soft. Time will depend on the size of the sweet potatoes. You want them very soft inside. Brandi mentioned NOT to microwave them.

2- Remove from oven when they are soft ( you can tell by using an oven mitt and giving them a squeeze). Set aside and let cool. 

3. Remove skins from the sweet potato and mash. Measure 1 and 1/2 cups. Place in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

4. Add milk, cocoa,honey, cinnamon, cayenne, caramel extract and salt to the food processor and pulse until completely smooth.

5- Transfer from the food processor into a medium size bowl. Cover and chill a few hours.

* I thought 3 tablespoons would be enough, it tasted ok but I wanted it to be sweeter. Added another tablespoon. Adjust the sweetness to your taste.






39 comments:

  1. YUMMY, this sounds so good. I love sweet potatoes and I will make this pudding for sure. I might add the cayenne since I love hot and sweet. You sure do come up with the most different ways to use all kinds of veggies. Thanks Linda, this is a good one for me.

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  2. I love the chocolate avocado peanut butter pudding so I bet this one will be good too. Maybe Bob will even give it a try-I just won't tell him there's sweet potato in it. Some things he JUST doesn't need to know. :)

    Thanks Linda!

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    1. I love the avocado peanut butter pudding too!

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  3. Sweet potatoes are a very nice touch. Cayenne? I guess a pinch wouldn't hurt but i'm not sure. Men are on a need to know basis. You like the taste? All they have to know is that. Randall won't touch most veggies, but he loves sweet potatoes and I just picked up a fresh carton of almond milk. Thanks Linda :)

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    1. Yeah, it was really good. It sure didn't last long!

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  4. I LOVEEEEEEE making pudding with root veggies or lately I've tried it with avocado which is DELICIOUS too!!!

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    1. Did you try the avocado peanut butter pudding?

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  5. This sounds so good. I would not use the Avacado as I'm alergic to them.

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    1. Dottie no avocado in it! The recipe above it was posted awhile ago.

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  6. Wow, this is interesting and I'd love to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing you recipe with us at Brag About It! Pinning and tweeting to spread the share :)
    ~Laurie

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  7. What a genius idea! So many nutrients in this, but still tastes indulgent. Over from the linkup! :-)

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  8. This is so interesting! I've seen/heard of making pudding with an avocado but never a sweet potato! Can't wait to try this out!

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  9. This sounds so delicious! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Jess, I'm cutting the parties I link to but I'm going to keep Cooking and Crafting and a few others.

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  10. I am a horrible cook and not adventurous at all. I am impressed with your creativity in choice of ingredients.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  11. YUmmy! I never would have thought of this. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays party. I hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. I'll be at the party with a healthy St. Patrick's Day recipe.

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  12. This looks yummy. Next time I make sweet potatoes I will make an extra one just to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Love that this recipe uses sweet potato! What a fantastic, healthy dessert! Thank you for bringing this wholesome recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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    1. So do I April! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites.

      Thanks for stopping by

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  14. I'm going to try this chocolate vegan dessert soon! My kids will love it!

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    1. Hope they enjoy it!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Who would ever think to make chocolate pudding out of a sweet potato? Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  17. This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  18. Yummy - a healthy fake-out for my son, I love it! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. LOL! I really like it and hope you do also.

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  19. Looking forward to seeing you again at Full Plate Thursday tonight!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  20. This sounds so unlikely a combination, but I can imagine it really works well! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

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