I'm excited to share this dairy free and egg free Pumpkin Pudding dessert with you!
Every year, I try to venture outside of the pumpkin realm when I'm creating festive Fall goodies for you, but I fail miserably and am always lured back by pumpkin and it's luscious, creamy, orange hued goodness. This Pumpkin Pudding dessert was no exception. After making my Pumpkin Spice Latte for you, I had some pumpkin puree leftover and wanted to use it up, so back to pumpkin creating it was! Plus I had leftover Gingersnap Cookies and wanted to dip them in something and this seemed perfect!
For those that do not like pumpkin, which I'm not sure how that is physically possible, I do have a good amount of apple and cranberry recipes on the blog and in my books as well! Take a look at them if you're needing more Fall inspiration in your kitchen.
Nicole @ Runs & WODs
I’ve never had pumpkin pudding like this before. I can’t wait to try! And your photos are gorgeous!
Wow! This looks delicious. I will be trying this soon.
this is so easy!! if i used it as a pie filling, do i use a prebaked crust and then pour it in to set?
I would pre bake the crust, and make the filling as written. You will still need to beat the set pudding to get the right consistency, then you can spoon into the crust and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it.
What kind of gelatin do you use? Is it the Knox unflavored gelatin that comes in packets?
I was wondering about the gelatin as well.
All of the ingredients are links — click them to check out the specific brands. (Great Lakes gelatin, in this case. The one with the red/orange label.)
Great pictures. Can’t wait to try this recipe out. Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂
Thanks Diana! Danielle loves taking holiday photos, as you can tell!
Is there an alternative to gelatin that can be used?
Chia seeds work beautifully with this- must use a couple tablespoons though~ and no cooking required. Just refrigerate.
You could use Knox, the unflavored gelatin.
Danielle always recommends coconut milk from the can, Natural Value brand, because it has no additives and comes in a BPA free can. ~Eileen https://astore.amazon.com/againstallgrain-20/detail/B000LKVIEG
I would use a combination of whipping cream and milk.
No, the Great Lakes green label is liquid soluble and it won’t gel. ~Eileen
It is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. You can find lots of recipes to make your own online. ~Eileen
Um, why is this so delicious?!
I made it with mostly cinnamon and a touch of clove to make it AIP.
Carrie, San Diego
THIS IS SO GOOD! Just made it last night! I fear I could eat it all! 🙂 I always use the Great Lakes unflavored gelatin. This recipe is so easy and so delicious Danielle! THANK you… now I need to make the cookies!
So happy you liked it Carrie!
That’s awesome Carrie!
Danielle, I am curious if there is an alternative to the coconut milk, DF that would work with this recipe. Seems like almond milk would be too thin,
but is it possible to use instead?
This one needs the coconut milk to be able to whip up smoothly. You could try to substitute in cashew milk since it’s thicker and creamier than almond milk, but it won’t be the same.
I was making some grain free chocolate power balls as a quick breakfast but, must have gotten my proportions wrong as they would not hold together so, instead, I pressed the mixture into the bottom of a glass pan and topped it with this pudding. It’s like having a decadent desert for breakfast so, my kids are thrilled!
Almond milk would not make a good substitute in this recipe. The recipe calls for canned coconut milk, which has a much higher fat content than the type of coconut milk you find in the refrigerator section. You could probably try this with almond milk, but the texture will be thinner. If using almond milk, adding more gelatin could thicken the pudding.
1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, pinch of cloves, pinch of allspice
You do wonderful food presentations. I made this, but it didn’t look as pretty. The pudding settled in the cup and the pumpkin was also a darker color. Assuming it was the pumpkin variety.
Thank you Diane! You may not have whipped the pudding long enough after it set in the fridge. And yes, difference varieties of pumpkin could change the color. As I mention in the post, I used canned, so fresh may have that effect as well.
Coconut milk is essential in this recipe to get the whipped, smooth texture because it is thick and creamy. You could try cashew milk but it would likely be more dense.
Hi! I’m not much of an expert in deserts! So, I got cooking full fat coconut milk and it was very thick. So instead I used the cooking light cream. It was 11 oz and I put half with the gelatin. But the gelatin didn’t soak up the milk?? It still came out good but I’m wondering where I went wrong? Also, should I use the full fat very thick coconut milk? Thanks! Making it for a party this weekend!
Hi Linda, the recipe lists a can of full-fat coconut milk, which is very important to achieve the whipped, creamy texture. ~Eileen
Well, I ended up using the light coconut milk and it came out fabulous! Lots of blending. Really makes another option for a lighter treat! Topped with a pinch of whipped cream and sprinkled crumbled up ginger snaps. Doubles the batch and got about 24 mini servings. Will send you a photo!
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Post some pictures if you make it again Franchesca!
Thanks you so much for this recipe that my daughter, with all of her food restrictions can enjoy for the holiday!
Just made this recipe and it turned out AMAZING! Thanks for the great resource for delicious dairy-free, gluten-free recipes. I plan to point all my patients to your website!
Danielle could you use coconut cream or is that too thick? Trying to avoid another trip to the store. I have this on hand.
You can try and just mix it with water to create a cup
My son & I just made this yesterday and whipped it up today. It’s DIVINE! And very easy to make. Waiting to whip it up was the hardest part. Lol
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