Paleo Pumpkin Pudding

This is such a simple recipe. Sometimes simple is good! For me it’s great because I often have my one and three year old at my feet asking, no not asking, but begging for food! I swear I feed them. Quite often, actually! They must love my food so much that they just always want more! At least that’s what I tell myself! That was certainly the case with this Paleo Pumpkin Pudding! I made two servings of this yummy dessert to appease the beasts, while I made a third serving to photograph. While I was trying to take some pictures, both of my kiddos scarfed their bowls of pumpkin pudding down and were again at my feet begging for more! I am not joking! While my hubby sat back and chuckled, I attempted to get a decent shot of this delicious dessert without the little baby hands in the picture pawing for more!

Paleo pumpkin pudding MellowMomma

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Paleo Pumpkin Pudding
 
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Whip up this quick and easy dessert that is sure to satisfy your pumpkin cravings!
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup 100% canned or puréed pumpkin
  • ½ to 1 tsp cinnamon (depending on your love of cinnamon!)
  • 1 to 2 Tbs melted coconut butter (depending on how thick you like your pudding) A reader has also subbed canned coconut milk in place of the coconut butter.
  • 1 tsp or more of pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Optional toppings:
  • Raisins, walnuts, and/or melted coconut butter
Directions
  1. Melt the coconut butter by immersing your closed jar in hot water. Or you could scoop it out and microwave it in a small glass dish.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender or just mash the banana with a fork and mix well.
  3. Add optional toppings if desired and enjoy this pumpkin-y goodness!

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3 comments

  • Debra on September 29, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

    I made this for late breakfast/early light lunch today. I don’t think I could justify making it again though. I used canned pumpkin and an overripe banana though and that might have had something to do with it.
    My basic pumpkin/banana mixture was bitter and slightly acidic. None of the sweetness of the banana made it through the pumpkin. Addition of the cinnamon led me to believe it was not a savory dish. The amount of cinnamon was also a little overpowering, and I like cinnamon a lot. I didn’t have coconut butter but I used canned coconut milk – this lightened the pudding up a little and definitely didn’t hurt it. I tasted along the way to “doneness” and ended up adding 1 tbsp of cream (I use dairy), 1 tsp of maple syrup, and some Splenda. Splenda isn’t paleo but I don’t think I would have eaten this without it.
    I did add a couple walnut halves into the mix as well but they honestly just got lost in the bitter pumpkin cinnamon mash as well as the sweet pumpkin cinnamon mash.
    I like the idea of this pudding (I wish I had raisins) but the execution didn’t seem to work well. I bet this would be better with a sweet banana, and fresh pumpkin. On the bright side it is very quick to make. Thanks for the recipe.

    • MellowMomma on September 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm said:

      Thanks for your honest opinion. I will adjust the recipe to add maple syrup as an optional ingredient. My taste buds have changed since going Paleo and I have found that I don’t like things as sweet as I used too. I also used an overripe banana in this recipe which helps make it sweeter. Since my kiddos ate it up without additional sweeteners I didn’t add it to the recipe, however everyone has different tastes. I will also put a range in for the cinnamon and coconut butter so people can adjust the pudding to meet their needs. Thanks for stopping by my blog and trying out my recipes!

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