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Easy Squash Pudding

Made with just 6 ingredients, this easy squash pudding is a tasty, dairy-free, satisfying treat. Enjoy this healthy-ish treat as a midday snack or after-dinner dessert.

Two small glass jars with individual Easy eggless squash pudding

Today, my daughter kicked off our Christmas dessert menu by making an egg-free, Kahlua-spiked, tiramisu. I am seriously doubting it will last until Christmas because it is so darn delicious. On our Christmas dessert menu, there are also almond cookies, mincemeat pies, custard pies, chocolate cake, and peanut butter balls.

As I am a huge fan of balance, I figured I would also throw some wholesome, better-for-me, squash pudding (like what you see here today) onto that dessert menu.

Two individual servings of delicious easy vegan squash pudding

I love this squash pudding as it is incredibly easy and versatile. And, by versatile, I mean it is healthy enough to pass off as a brunch item. It can masquerade as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. And, it can be a sweet end to a satisfying meal.

This dairy-free squash pudding can be added to your new year healthy-ish treats mean just as well as it can be added to your Christmas/holiday dessert or brunch menu.

The 6 Ingredient to make squash pudding

What are the ingredients to make this easy squash pudding?

  1. Squash
    I recently came across some honeynut squash and used it in this pudding. Honeynut squash is a type of butternut squash. It is about half the size of a butternut squash, and has a more orange colored interior. It is also slightly sweeter than butternut squash. However, if you cannot get your hands on a honeynut squash, you can use a butternut squash. You could grab a whole one (which is significantly cheaper), cut it, de-seed it, bake it and then scoop out the pulp and use it. Or, you could grab some of those packages of pre-cut butternut squash that most grocery stores carry in their produce section. You could simply spray those cubes with some cooking spray, bake them, and use them in this recipe.
  2. Coconut cream
    I like to use coconut cream in this squash pudding as it makes this pudding lusciously creamy and thick. I try my best not to shake the can of coconut cream I plan to use. And, I usually only use as much of the solid coconut cream that is towards the top of the can. However, if you cannot find coconut cream, you could also use full-fat coconut milk. Simply chill the can of coconut milk and use the solid part of it in this recipe. If you are not a coconut fan, there really isnt much of a coconut taste to this pudding.
  3. Coconut oil
    The coconut oil that is used in this recipe is melted. Then, when this squash pudding chills, that coconut oil firms up, making this pudding less runny and thick and scoop-able.
  4. Sweetener
    I used plain old granulated sugar in this recipe. But, you could also use maple syrup or a zero calorie sweetener. Please do remember that if using maple syrup, the consistency of this pudding will be less thick and more runny.
  5. Cardamom
    I used powdered cardamom in this recipe as it adds so much aroma and warmth to this tasty treat.
  6. Cinnamon
    Cinnamon and cardamom are such a perfect pairing with the squash in this recipe.
Easy Squash pudding chilled and ready to enjoy

How do you make this squash pudding?

Once you have the ingredients together to make this recipe, it’s only a matter of baking the squash, scooping it into a blender along with the other 5 ingredients, blending them well until smooth, spooning the creamy squash concoction into individual servings jars, and chilling them until you are ready to enjoy them.

Enjoying a taste of this individual squash pudding

Can you make this pudding ahead of time?

This squash pudding can be made up to 4 days before you need to serve it, as long as it is stored in an airtight container after it is prepared.

A small batch of easy christmas pudding
Two small glass jars with individual Easy eggless squash pudding

Easy Squash Pudding

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Made with just 6 ingredients, this easy squash pudding is a tasty, dairy-free, satisfying treat. Enjoy this healthy-ish treat as a midday snack or after-dinner dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baked Honeynut squash or butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar or sweetener of your choice (adjust according to your preference)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. First off, cut your honeynut squash or butternut squash in half. Remove the seeds. Rub the interior of each half with some olive oil or coconut oil. Place halves, cut side down, on a baking tray, and bake in a preheated oven set to 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until squash flesh is tender. Remove squash from the oven. Let cool a bit and then scoop out the squash flesh. You will be using 1 cup of it for 2 servings of this squash pudding.
  2. Add the baked squash into a blender.
  3. Then, melt the coconut oil by placing it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwaving it for 20-30 seconds. Then add melted coconut oil into the blender with the squash.
  4. Open the can of coconut cream and scoop out as much of the solid parts of the coconut cream as you can and add that to the blender as well.
  5. Then add in the sweetener, cinnamon, and cardamom, and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Spoon into individual servings jars and chill for about an hour or so.
  7. Serve with whipped coconut cream and pomegranate arils.
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 391Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 48mgCarbohydrates 94gFiber 7gSugar 74gProtein 3g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Thursday 30th of December 2021

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David @ Spiced

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Laura and I were just saying it's about time to start our traditional Christmas recipes that we look forward to each year. Sounds like you gals have a good start on yours with that tiramisu! :-) This squash pudding not only looks festive, but it sounds delicious. What a fun way to add some extra veggies to the lineup! Happy Holidays to my favorite Georgia gals!!

Holley

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

This is a family pleaser! Very yummy, dairy free dessert and healthy too. Thank you!

Choclette

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Ooh I bet this is delicious. I make pumpkin butter which is sort of similar, but not as lush. It loses the gorgeous colour that you have in your pudding and takes much longer too.

Amanda Wren-Grimwood

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

I've not heard of using squash in a pudding so I'm really intrigued! Love the addition of coconut milk for the extra creaminess.

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