This Healthy, 21 Day Fix Pumpkin Pudding tastes just like pumpkin pie but comes together in a flash. It’s the perfect quick and easy fall dessert!
So did you guys have the best Halloween ever? Did you eat ALL the candy?! We had a pretty chill one here, but it was really nice! My little pirate and killer clown hit the streets and each came back with a bucket full of goodies that would make any good dentist cringe. As for me, I managed not to go nuts with the candy this year by purposely buying things I don’t like and making these and these instead. I highly recommend this technique.
Anyway, let’s talk about this pudding. Because, you guys, we can have legit pudding on the 21 Day Fix and I’m here to prove it. By the way, I would’ve LOVED to have gotten this ridiculously easy and delicious pumpkin pudding out to you guys sooner, BUT it required a bit more testing than I originally thought it would. So yeah, I’ve eaten a LOT of pumpkin pudding lately, all for you, determined to get it just right. No need to thank me, or call me a super hero or anything. I do this for the greater good. 😉
Speaking of pudding, you’ve probably bought Jello brand mix before, right? I certainly have, though I don’t think I’ve had any since I started doing 21 Day Fix. And I used to LOVE me some pudding, you guys. They even started making a pumpkin flavored mix a few years ago and I remember seeing it at the store and thinking “I NEED that.” But then I looked at the back of the box and immediately put it back on the shelf, sad and annoyed at the state of prepackaged grocery goods. Feast your eyes, my friends…
Ingredient Info from Jello brand pumpkin spice pudding as of 11/1/18:
INGREDIENTS: SUGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF DISODIUM PHOSPHATE AND TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE (FOR THICKENING), CINNAMON, CARAMEL COLOR, GINGER, SALT, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES (PREVENTS FOAMING), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, YELLOW 6, YELLOW 5.
Notice how there isn’t any actual pumpkin in it, but there are a lot of ingredients that don’t exist in nature. I think? I mean, I don’t really know… what the hell is some of this stuff?? Honestly, I shouldn’t have to look up ingredients to know what I’m eating and either should you. Plus, the very first ingredient is sugar and that’s just no bueno.
Here’s something I feel pretty confident about, though. I firmly believe that if the majority of people had ANY idea how stinking easy and QUICK it is to make homemade, delicious pudding at home, they would absolutely never buy that prepackaged stuff. Because nobody actually wants to eat artificial flavor. But now you know, and like G.I. Joe says, knowing is half the battle. Btw, this ↓ is how easy this is.
BUT YOU GUYS. I didn’t even tell you the best part yet.
The best part is that one serving of this crazy-good pudding only counts as 1 oil teaspoon and 2 sweetener teaspoons on the 21 Day Fix. No treat swaps, no yellows of any kind. So if you haven’t already stopped reading this post and started making this 21 Day Fix Pumpkin Pudding, WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU DOING?! GO! GO! GO!
If you make this healthy 21 Day Fix Pumpkin Pudding, be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
- 1 3/4 cups plain or vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 2 egg yolks (save those whites for an omelet!)
- 2 Tbs cornstarch
- teeny tiny pinch of salt
- 3 Tbs pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1/2 Tbs pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs butter
- In a medium pot, whisk together egg yolks, cornstarch, and maple syrup until there aren't any cornstarch clumps. Once that's done, whisk in all remaining ingredients EXCEPT butter.
- Heat pot to medium heat and cook mixture, continually whisking until it thickens and starts to bubble. Then turn off the heat, whisk in the butter and divide the pudding evenly into 5 ramekins, either eat warm or cover and refrigerate several hours or until cold.
21 Day Fix Container Counts per Serving: 1 oil teaspoon, 2 sweetener teaspoons, 1/5th Red (I would only count if I ate more than one), 1/5th Purple (again, I would only count if for more than one).
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 4
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111 Total Fat: 5g