This 6-ingredient chocolate sweet potato pudding is a delicious way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. It is a low carb make ahead healthy treat that’s perfect for entertaining!
This 6-ingredient chocolate sweet potato pudding is the type of dessert that’s actually good for you! It is not only delicious, rich and creamy, it’s also bursting with nutritious ingredients.
Are you a fan of sweet potato?
I am. Most of the time I use it in savoury recipes but every once in a while I like to get a little bit more creative. Today is one of those occasions!
I am very excited to share this chocolate sweet potato pudding with you today! This is a simple, make ahead, delicious little treat that’s perfect to serve at a party or as an after-school snack.
No one will ever guess what’s in it!
What they will taste is milk chocolate with subtle caramel notes. Not too dark or rich, or sweet or filling. Just right!
What they will NOT know is that they are eating sweet potato, quinoa, healthy cacao (use cocoa if you prefer) and a bit of sugar. In a nutshell.
Healthy chocolate sweet potato pudding
This is a pretty low fat dessert recipe. There is no cream, or butter, or coconut or nuts. The only ‘fatty’ ingredient is the cottage cheese, which contains 4.5 % fat in 100 % of product. Which is not too fatty actually.
The cottage cheese adds a little tanginess to this dessert, giving it an almost cheesecake like feel. Plus it makes it creamier.
This healthy chocolate mousse contains a moderate amount of sugar and a bit of maple syrup, but a lot of the sweetness comes from the sweet potato.
Quinoa adds another healthy twist to this simple chocolate dessert.
Prepping the ingredients for healthy chocolate quinoa pudding
Although this chocolate pudding with quinoa is simple to make 2 of the ingredients require a bit of preparation. Firstly, the quinoa has to be cooked. You will save time if you cook it ahead and refrigerate (for up to 3 days) until you are ready to use it.
The sweet potato can also be baked ahead, even the night before (and kept in the fridge).
So once you’ve assembled all the ingredients your healthy chocolate mousse will be ready in minutes!
How to store sweet potato chocolate pudding
You can make this easy chocolate dessert several hours in advance and refrigerate until you are ready to serve it. It’s best to cover it to prevent drying on top – I place the cups on a baking sheet and put another baking sheet on top.
Use a powerful blender to make sweet potato quinoa pudding
This is a blender recipe and I recommend using a powerful blender that will produce a silky smooth, creamy consistency. I used my Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender, which always yields fantastic results, whatever the recipe.
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More healthy pudding/mousse recipes
Check out also this collection of 27 everyday healthy cacao recipes!
Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding with Quinoa
- 1 small sweet potato, approx. 300 g in weight
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 4 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 150 g cottage cheese, the creamy kind
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Place the sweet potato on a baking tray and pop in the oven for 30 minutes or until the potato is tender (insert a fork to check). Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. You will need 2/3 cup (a little less than a cup) of the sweet potato pulp (discard the skin).
- Place all the ingredients (including the sweet potato) in a powerful blender (I used Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender) and puree until velvety smooth.
- Divide the mixture between 5-6 pots and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with seasonal fruit or simply on its own.
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