The vegan peanut butter pudding recipe starts with full fat coconut milk and arrowroot starch to thicken. Cook this for about five minutes until it turns thick and pudding like.
Without flavor this mixture will not taste great. So, now it’s time to add flavor in the form of peanut butter, vanilla and maple syrup. If you don’t like maple syrup, you can add date syrup if want. Dates are extremely healthy and tasty. Maple syrup makes this recipe taste naturally sweet. When all of this is mixed together the resultant pudding mixture turns creamy.
After mixing all this well, the pudding should turn smooth and have a nice and delicious texture, color and the required thickness.
This tasty vegan peanut butter pudding is topped with coconut whipped cream and crushed peanuts and a 2 ingredient chocolate ganache. Pour a layer on top and you will have a peanut butter cup surprise. Enjoy it plain with a chocolate ganache or as a pie filling. So let us see how to make this deliciously creamy vegan peanut butter pudding with a perfect balance of salty and sweet flavors, which will be an instant hit at any parties, especially when the party has more kids.
Prep time: 12 hours
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 12 hours 5 minutes
Can be kept for five days
- 2.7 cups full-fat coconut milk (if you want to avoid coconut milk, then try almond milk or cashew milk)
- 3.6 tablespoon arrowroot starch
- 4.5-5.4 tablespoon maple syrup
- 0.9 cup creamy salted peanut butter
- 0.9 pinch sea salt (optional)
- 0.9 tsp vanilla extract
- Coconut whipped cream
- Crushed peanuts
- Chocolate ganache
- Mix in full-fat coconut milk and arrowroot starch to a large sized saucepan and mix well to combine all the ingredients. Cook this over medium heat until bubbly and is properly thickened. This will take about 5 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and mix in the maple syrup or dates syrup, peanut butter, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt (this is optional). Taste this mix and adjust the flavor accordingly. You can add more maple syrup if you find there is less sweetness, vanilla extract for a nice vanilla flavor, salt for extra saltiness and peanut butter for extra peanut buttery flavor. (Add these if you find less flavor of anything)
- Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. Cover the mixing bowl with a cling film or wrap so that it touches the surface of the pudding (to prevent a film).
- Refrigerate overnight or until the mixture is thickened and cold. You can serve it as it is or top it with coconut whipped cream, crushed peanuts and or chocolate ganache. You can also use this for a pie filling.
- Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
How to make ganache
To make a ganache from chocolate, you will have to melt a cup (120g) chopped vegan dark chocolate with 120 ml full-fat coconut milk in double boiler over medium heat. Mix this well to combine until a smooth and creamy texture is achieved. Pour this over the pudding and cool it for a rich chocolate topping. Quantities need to be adjusted according to the serving size of the recipe. If you use dates syrup instead of the maple syrup, the texture may not be very smooth, but the pudding will be delicious for sure. The following measurements need to be followed for a deliciously tasting smooth texture.
Date Syrup option
- 2/3 cup or 100 gms or 8 pitted dates soaked in hot water and drained
- 2/3 cup or 170 gm creamy salted peanut butter
- 2 ½ cups or 600 ml full-fat coconut milk (for less thickness use almond milk, creamy pudding)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp or 24 gms cornstarch or arrowroot starch
Soak the dates and drain the water. Add the soaked dates with the peanut butter in a blender along with coconut milk, vanilla extract and starch until you get a creamy texture. Take a large saucepan and thicken this mix over medium heat and then transfer it to a bowl and set it in the refrigerator to chill completely and to thicken.
The vegan peanut butter pudding is a perfect dessert for the warm weathers because you eat it chilled and tastes creamy and out of this world. You can eat it as it is or add a drizzle of caramel sauce or any other sauce of your liking.