Pudding for breakfast is the dream, right? In a perfect world free from sugar spikes and fat fears, we’d eat like Marie Antoinette every damn morning.
Forget utopia. Eat your pudding.
Eat this pudding. (And feel awesome.)
This vegan breakfast dessert (or whenever-dessert) has a special place in my heart because a) it’s Aerosmith-lyric pink, and b) it provides near-instant gratification. Obviously, it’s a protein boost, too, and has only fabulous things in it…you know, all-the-things-your-waistband-can-feel-smug-about-and-you-can-‘gram-about-later (please do, btw). But really, the best thing about this silken beauty is that you only need two minutes and a blender. That simple. That fast. And its simplicity also makes it supremely forgiving; the ratios are not an exact science, but are to be tinkered with at your pleasure. Change up the fruit, too, with your faves.
While the texture is similar to a fruit yoghurt, the taste is not overly sweet, and there’s none of that dairy-sourness, either. The tofu—for the tofu novices out there—doesn’t compete for tastebud monopoly; instead, it tends to take on the flavour of the added ingredients. In this recipe, the tofu is all about just adding a silky, creamy dimension that allows the strawberry to be the star.
But wait—can I use firm tofu instead of silken?
You could, but the consistency would not be creamy or smooth. Silken, or Japanese-style tofu, as it’s sometimes called, is better suited to recipes requiring blending. (Silken tofu also doesn’t need to be refrigerated, and has a longer shelf-life than firm tofu…so you can stockpile tofu breakfast pudding supplies for ages.)Print
Tofu can be sweet, too! An ultra creamy, pretty-in-pink, vegan breakfast dessert whipped up in a jiff’.
- 350g Silken tofu
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1–2 tbsp maple syrup (or raw honey, or Manuka honey, if not vegan)
- A swirl of soya cream
- Blitz the tofu, fruit, vanilla and maple syrup (or honey) in a food processor or blender.
- Taste. Add more maple syrup (or honey) if desired.
- Serve with a swirl of soya cream and sliced strawberries. Dive. In.