Protein pudding | Jessica in the kitchen

It’s easy protein pudding The recipe tastes like dessert, but it’s high in plant-based protein! Rich, creamy and full of chocolate flavor.

Pour into a bowl of creamy protein pudding topped with berries and chocolate chips

There are many ways to get protein on a vegan diet, from tofu to tempeh to seitan. But when you can get your protein from a treat like pudding, isn’t that the best thing ever?!

This protein pudding is made with protein-rich ingredients and a few extra additions to give it the flavor of an indulgent dessert. Even with these extras, however, it still manages to be healthy enough that you can eat it for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up when you need a boost.

It’s also much easier to make than traditional pudding! There’s no stovetop simmering or long cooling times here: it all comes together in just a few minutes of hands-on time.

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Why you’ll love this protein pudding recipe

  • Rich and creamy. If you like traditional pudding, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how similar this vegan version is in texture and taste.
  • Rich in protein. Protein pudding contains a good amount of plant-based protein, making it a great post-workout snack or dessert for those looking to increase their protein intake.
  • Low in sugar. Unlike traditional desserts high in processed sugars, protein pudding is sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup and the sweetener used in your protein powder.
  • Easy to do. With minimal ingredients and prep time, this vegan protein pudding is a breeze!
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Notes on ingredients

Scroll down to the recipe card to find ingredient quantities and recipe instructions.

  • Coconut yogurt – You can use homemade or store-bought vegan yogurt. Just make sure it’s not sweetened or flavored.
  • Chocolate plant-based protein powder – If you don’t have chocolate protein powder, add more cocoa powder and add maple syrup for extra sweetness.
  • Cocoa powder – Make sure you use unsweetened powder and not hot cocoa mix.
  • Maple syrup – Or your favorite vegan sweetener.
  • Vanilla extract – I recommend pure vanilla extract.
  • Toppings – I like to use fresh berries and chocolate chips.

How to make protein pudding

  • Combine. Mix coconut yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a small bowl.
  • Stir. Add the protein powder and cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Finishing. Garnish with fresh berries and chocolate chips, then serve.

tips for success

  • Use a protein powder you like. Be sure to use a good quality plant-based protein powder for optimal taste and texture. If you don’t want to drink it, it won’t make a delicious protein pudding!
  • Adjust the consistency as desired. If you prefer a thicker pudding, add less yogurt or more protein powder. For a thinner consistency, add more yogurt or vegetable milk.
  • Cool, if desired. Although you don’t need to chill this protein pudding before serving, if you do, it will harden a little more.
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Variations and garnish ideas

  • Experiment with different flavors of plant-based protein powder, like vanilla, peanut butter, or berry.
  • Add crunchy toppings like crushed nuts or cocoa nibs for added texture.
  • For a chocolate and peanut butter protein pudding, add a spoonful of peanut butter or add powdered peanut butter. Any other nut butter will work too!
  • Sprinkle hemp seeds on top for even more protein.
  • Use your protein pudding as a topping for vegan pancakes or add it to breakfast parfaits with bananas, berries and granola.
Two bowls of creamy chocolate protein puddingTwo bowls of creamy chocolate protein pudding

How to Store Leftovers

Protein pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Can I freeze this recipe?

Yes, you can freeze protein pudding for up to 3 months. Simply transfer it to an airtight container and thaw in the refrigerator before serving. You can also freeze it in popsicle molds for a healthy treat!

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Enjoy it friends! If you make this protein pudding, take a photo and tag #jessicainthekitchen on Instagram! We would also love it if you leave a comment below and rate the recipe! Thank you so much!

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Protein Pudding

This easy protein pudding recipe tastes like dessert but is packed with plant-based protein! Rich, creamy and full of chocolate flavor.

  • 1 cup coconut yogurt, 240 grams
  • 1 spoon of chocolate vegetable protein powder, 25 grams
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, 8 grams
  • 1 teaspoon Maple syrup, 18 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 grams
  • Fresh berries and chocolate chips for garnish
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut yogurt, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Add the protein and cocoa powder, then mix well until well combined.

  • Garnish with fresh berries and chocolate chips and serve.

  • Any plant-based protein powder will work here, if you don’t have a chocolate-flavored one, just add more cocoa powder and adjust the sweetness with more maple syrup.
  • Any unsweetened vegan yogurt will work in the recipe.
  • Tidy: Protein pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze protein pudding for up to 3 months. Simply transfer it to an airtight container and thaw in the refrigerator before serving. You can also freeze it in popsicle molds for a healthy treat!

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