Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding

This Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is refined sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free and vegan, but you would never know it!

I just made a batch of my Homemade Caramel Sauce the other day and for some strange reason I don’t know what to do with it!  I drizzle some into my coffee each morning but I still have so much leftover.  I have never encountered this problem with the last seven batches (yes, seven) so I thought about making a dessert with it.  I looked in my pantry and I saw a can of pumpkin.  It’s November, people like pumpkin and even more people like caramel, so into the kitchen I went.  I was too lazy to turn on the oven or anything, despite the cold weather, so I thought about making something no-bake.  I went on FoodGawker (best. website. ever.) and searched “caramel pumpkin.”  Within minutes I was drooling all over my keyboard with all the delicious recipes I saw:  caramel pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice caramels, pumpkin cake with caramel frosting, AHHHH just give me all of that please!!

This Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is refined sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free and vegan, but you would never know it!

But I was in the mood for a healthy treat, not something that would weigh me down and make me feel sluggish, so I decided to just make my own caramel + pumpkin recipe.

This Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is refined sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free and vegan, but you would never know it!

Pudding was the first thing that came to mind because it is quick to make, no-bake and super easy to healthify.  With a few ingredients in the mixing bowl and a few turns of the whisk, I was rewarded with this Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding — a light and airy dessert that you can feel good about eating!

2¼ cups

Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups 100% Pumpkin Puree, canned
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Non-Dairy Yogurt
  • ⅓ cup Homemade Caramel Sauce
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
  • ¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, yogurt, caramel sauce, and milk.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon, xanthan gum, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and whisk until fully incorporated and smooth.
  3. Scoop into serving bowls, refrigerate for ~4 hours (or overnight) to firm up. Serve and enjoy!
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This Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is refined sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free and vegan, but you would never know it!

^^ adding in the homemade caramel sauce

This Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is refined sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free and vegan, but you would never know it!

^^ adding in the spices

This Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is refined sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free and vegan, but you would never know it!

^^ the thick and creamy texture of the pudding

This delicious Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding is sweet, creamy and packed full of pumpkin and caramel flavor.  This recipe sure won’t weigh you down because it is healthy, and since it is refined sugar free you won’t get any sugar rushes or sugar crashes.  Oh, and it also works as a dip for apple slices, graham crackers, your finger…  pretty much everything.  Enjoy  🙂

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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10 comments on “Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Pudding”

  1. Was xanthan gum used?
    It’s in the ingredients, but not in the actual recipe.

  2. great thanksgiving dessert!

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  4. Yum! This looks fantastic! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  5. ideas for thanksgiving

  6. Oooooooo! This sounds AMAZING! Inspirational Eve posted your recipe and SO happy she did! I’ve never heard of almond cultured yogurt before so am so very excited to try this product.

    You’ve got a new follower!

    Thanks so much!

  7. Yum! This looks delicious!

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