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Coconut chocolate chia pudding is a delicious healthy gluten-free dessert, made with a secret ingredient to give it a creamy, rich texture! This easy chia pudding recipe is chocolaty, satisfying, and quick to make. *This is a sponsored post for Mori-Nu. All opinions are always my own.
There's a secret ingredient in this delicious protein and fiber-rich chocolate chia pudding that gives it great texture and a protein boost...TOFU! Yes, you read that right and you would never know it's in this creamy, decadent dessert. I have made several desserts in the past using tofu, like my Surprise Chocolate Pie (July 2011) and Tofu Chocolate Mousse (Sept 2011).
They are both fabulous. However, I wanted to make a new version using canned coconut milk and one of my favorite superfoods, the Chia seed. This version not only turned out great, but it just might be a new favorite!
Tofu is a great source of plant-based protein. I like to pair sugar with protein for better metabolism in the body. Balancing macronutrients with treats can help to keep blood sugar levels from spiking.
I used Mori-Nu Soft Silken Tofu to make this dessert. Mori-Nu tofu is silken tofu, a very delicate and smooth variety of tofu. It's never drained or pressed which gives it a creamy, custard-like, texture and actually, it's made right inside the box!
Mori-Nu tofu comes in an aseptic carton that seals in the nutrients and freshness without the need for refrigeration. These cartons can be conveniently stored in your pantry for a long shelf life while ensuring food safety.
Mori-Nu tofu comes in 6 different varieties of firmness and function and is certified NON-GMO, Kosher, Halal and gluten-free. This tofu chia pudding recipe is super easy to make and my whole family loves it!
You've gotta try this coconut chocolate chia pudding recipe!
If you do make it, please leave a comment below. I'd love to know what you think. I love to see your creations on Instagram! Be sure and tag me @ameessavorydish so I can share!
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Coconut Chocolate Chia Pudding
- food processor
- 1 ½ cups good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 12oz cartons Mori-Nu soft silken tofu, drained well
- 1 can coconut milk regular, not light
- 2 tsp good quality vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp real maple syrup
- 5 tbsp chia seeds
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted
- Stir until smooth
- Add all ingredients, except chia seeds, into a food processor and run until smooth and creamy
- Add chia seeds and pulse a few times until mixed
- Ladle pudding into 8 dessert dishes and chill for several hours or overnight before serving
- Garnish with grated chocolate or your favorite whipped topping