Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tofu-Banana Pudding

I'm just so thrilled that "TOFU" has its own post label now :) Take that, Chris!

Sorry, I haven't actually tried this recipe yet but it's on my "to-try" list. I think it looks super-yummy. Liz, you should make it for Chris and then tell him that you made it without the tofu. But really make it with the tofu. He'll never even know...

Instant Banana Pudding
By Cathe Olson

2 tablespoons dairy, soy, rice, or almond milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 ounces firm or silken tofu, cut into chunks
2 medium bananas, sliced (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional, use only if needed)

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and puree until smooth. Chill until firm. Top with chopped nuts if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Note: Since there is not much liquid, it can be hard to get your puree going in a blender. Put the liquids in first, and cut the tofu and banana into small pieces. Don't add additional liquid or pudding will be soupy.


Peanut Butter-Banana Pudding
Substitute peanut (or almond) butter for tahini.

Carob-Banana Pudding
Add 2 teaspoons carob powder and puree with other ingredients.

P.S. If you like this kind of thing, I got this recipe from the recipe section of Mothering Magazine.
Link to this page for tons of recipes that use vegetarian and organic ingredients. Some of them are kind of involved, but all quite healthy.


Egenmay said...

I bought tofu yesterday so that I could try some of these recepies. I've actually never had tofu before, so this will be interesting. I'm going to try this pudding first. Wish me luck!

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missy. said...

let us know how it goes!!

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