August Recipe Redux- Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pudding

21 Aug

Dear readers

I cannot believe it’s been a month and here we are- recipe redux time! This month’s theme sprung me a little. I couldn’t decide what to make at first.

Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar – Ball or Mason jars used to be just for canning – but now they may be more likely used for overnight oats. How do you do food in a jar? Share your grandma’s favorite canning recipe. Or do you make portion-controlled desserts? How about snacks? Show us how you are raising the bar on what can be made (or served) in a jar!IMG_5002

food in a jar has been a little bit of a trend here in Sydney- ranging from breakfast parfait, muesli to breakfast smoothies and juices! i wanted to make something different and to be honest with the size of my jar, i failed to do the portion-controlled part. however the recipe below has been modified to a healthier version- lighter too! of pudding. so if you want to control your portion size pick a smaller jar, alright?

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pudding

based on Joy the Baker– slightly modified by me

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for peanut butter pudding-

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsps corn flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups low fat milk

1/2 cup extra light cream

1/2 cup natural crunchy peanut butter

1 vanilla pod or 2 tsps of vanilla extract

for chocolate pudding-

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbsps corn flour

2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups low fat milk

1/2 cup extra light cream

1/2 cup dark chocolate button

1 vanilla pod or 2 tsps vanilla extract

for topping- granola any kind you like- or try make your own- Joy’s Maple Pecan Granola looks divine!

how?IMG_4997

  1. in a large saucepan, whisk together brown sugar, corn flour and salt until just combine. add milk and cream and whisk away! turn the flame on to medium heat and whisk occasionally. when it starts to simmer, whisk constantly for 1 minute. it will thicken but still a bit loose.
  2. remove from the heat and add peanut butter and vanilla pod. quickly whisk and pudding will thicken. divide pudding into jars and glasses. store uncovered in the refrigerator while we move on to our chocolate pudding!
  3. in another large, clean and dry saucepan, whisk together brown sugar, corn flour, cocoa powder and salt until just combine. add milk and cream and whisk away. turn the flame on to medium heat and whisk occasionally. when it starts to simmer, whisk constantly for 1 minute. remove from heat and add chocolae button and vanilla pod. stir until combined well.
  4. spoon the pudding atop the peanut butter pudding. cover each pudding cup with plastic wrap so that the plastic wrap touches the top of the chocolate pudding. chill for at least 2 hours before serving- can be served the next day too.
  5. when ready to serve, add a few teaspoons of granola and enjoy! IMG_5003

i really like this recipe because it is so easy to make. it is also egg-less therefore suitable for people with egg allergy. most puddings i found contain egg.

it’s also a comforting dessert, full with the richness of the nut butter and chocolate however light as it’s made with low fat ingredients. the low fat milk and extra light cream saves us quite significant saturated fat and kilojoules! if you’re watching your weight, again, use a smaller jar for appropriate serving size 🙂

the crunch from granola also made it a-party-in-your-mouth happiness. thick but soft pudding, brittleness of the crunchy peanut butter and crunch from the granola. super yum!

alright. this is a success and you just have to try it 🙂 enjoy and see you in october recipe redux!

bon apetit

 

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10 Responses to “August Recipe Redux- Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pudding”

  1. Cindy Kerschner August 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Looks delicious!

  2. Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) August 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    You just wowed me with this one – I adore anything pb & chocolate and I often make homemade chocolate pudding but this is a step above!

    • Dea August 21, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Thank you! You should try this one 🙂 so easy to make!!!! And yummy!

  3. Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) August 22, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Love the idea of an eggless-pudding! This sounds delicious!

  4. Diane Boyd August 22, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Like the combo of peanut butter and chocolate! YUM!

  5. Kylie @ immaeatthat August 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    There are few things better than the peanut butter + chocolate combination:) Looks great!

  6. Nikki @ The Kids Menu August 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    My mouth is watering (I may even be dribbling a little)!

  7. Jessica Levinson (@jlevinsonrd) August 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Yum! Can’t go wrong with the combo of PB and Chocolate!

  8. graincrazy August 23, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    This looks so creamy and delicious. Love your combo. You can’t go wrong with this combo.

  9. sandra August 23, 2013 at 5:10 am #

    I’d love to veganize this dish. Sounds divine.

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