This decadent, but secretly type’ve healthy, Oreo Pudding Parfait is an ideal deal with if you crave some wealthy chocolate, comfort-food flavors. Layers of silky chocolate pudding mingle with Oreo cookie crumbles and a silky vanilla pudding layer. Creating a straightforward, cozy, chocolate meets vanilla, Oreo-inspired dessert.
This vegan dessert is power-packed with plant-based protein and naturally sweetened. And the perfect half is which you could whip this dessert up in minutes with minimal components. Simply chill in the fridge and pull and serve when prepared! This is a stunning, eye-catching make-ahead dessert to feed your favorite individuals.
And this Oreo Pudding Parfait dessert is ideal for Valentine’s Day too!…
Oreo Cookie Dessert
I’m a very long time Oreo cookie fan. When I used to be a child I might grab a tall stack of Oreos, an enormous glass of ice chilly milk and start dunking as I lay sprawled out on carpeted front room flooring, watching after-school reruns of Growing Pains and Saved by the Bell. Oreos have been my jam.
Cut to being vegan, many years later, and realizing that (most) Oreos are the truth is vegan! I mean, they aren’t health food by any means, but for a basic, classic treat, Oreos are all the time a welcome fave in our home.
But wait, are Oreos vegan?
Oh man, if I had a pack of Oreos for additional time I learn this query on-line, I’d be set for life! Well first, fun reality, Oreos up until the mid-nineties truly contained animal fats, aka lard! Crazy. I assume I used to eat those. Weird. But lately, Oreos don’t include animal merchandise and the fats is vegetable based mostly. HOWEVER, Nabisco could be very clear to mention potential cross-contamination with milk-containing components.
…What meaning for most vegans is, woo-hoo, Oreos are good to go! But if in case you have a dairy allergy or sensitivity, you could need to skip Oreos. There are so many articles online chatting about this Oreo question, listed here are a number of: Delish, FreshnLean, VegNews.
Oreo Cookie Topping
And one among my favourite ways to eat Oreos today is as a crushed cookie topping. I adore it on vegan vanilla ice cream or fro-yo. Banana ice cream. Or sure, pudding! And you’ll be able to even use them to make the perfect vegan cookies and cream ice cream.
But for immediately, I’m all about this chocolate meets vanilla Oreo Pudding Parfait.
Tofu Pudding, say what???
I looooove this pudding. The chocolate version has been a private fave, and a fan fave, for about ten years right here on HHL. I first started making it and touting it’s protein-packed, cacao-fueled advantages and acknowledging that yes, you might absolutely eat this pudding for breakfast.
Tofu is a wonderful source of complete plant-based protein. I all the time select natural and non-GMO tofu.
Pudding vs. Mousse
This similar recipe can simply be modified to make a mousse-like texture. To me, a pudding is a bit thinner than a mousse. A mousse is thicker and richer. While a pudding retains a extra hydrated texture, whereas nonetheless being quite spoonable.
The straightforward adjustment to take this pudding into a “mousse-like” texture is so as to add more melted coconut oil. I might say 2-4 Tbsp more per batch should do it. The coconut oil will get rock arduous in the fridge, so when combined with the silky mushy tofu base, it creates a stunning whipped, thick texture – the more coconut oil you add.
Here is an effective photograph of this similar chocolate pudding recipe with a bit extra coconut oil to add to the whipped, mousse-like texture…
Room Temperature Tofu (Sort’ve)
You don’t need to mix your melted, heat, coconut oil with an ice chilly tofu. That might create a bit of beading when the nice and cozy coconut oil hits the chilly components. Instead, I wish to let my silken tofu sit on the counter for a minimum of ten minutes before using. That’s often ok for my Vitamin to whip every thing together. But in case you are nervous, you possibly can even warm your tofu up a bit within the microwave so that each one the elements hold the same temp when blending.
The similar goes for the sweetener. If you retailer your agave in the fridge, let it warm up a bit earlier than including.
Yummy Oreo Parfait Add-ins
There are so many things you possibly can add to this dessert to make it much more particular….
- sliced strawberries
- chopped walnuts or pecans
- crushed graham crackers
- pinch of cinnamon in the pudding
- pinch of cayenne within the chocolate pudding so as to add some heat
- chocolate shavings on prime
- coconut whip on prime! (my fave add)
Oreo Pudding Parfait
Chocolate and vanilla pudding meets crumbly Oreo cookie topping. Easy and simple, tofu-based and vegan dessert recipe.
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Prep: 10 minutes
chill time: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- 16 oz silken tofu
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 2-4 tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened***
- 3-4 tbsp additional virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 8 oz silken tofu
- 2 tbsp agave syrup
- 2 tbsp additional virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, (or use a real vanilla bean pod – seeds)
- 5-8 oreo cookies, crushed
First make the vanilla pudding: add all the elements to a blender and mix from low to excessive until silky clean. Tip: Make positive your tofu and agave is room temperature (about) in order that it does not harden the coconut oil when mixing. Pour the vanilla pudding right into a aspect bowl, cover and place in the fridge.
Next, repeat the method with the chocolate pudding. (No have to rinse your blender!) Blend the chocolate pudding components until clean. Pour a small layer of the chocolate pudding into the underside of every parfait serving glass, and pour the remaining chocolate pudding in a small bowl, cowl and place all the containers in the fridge.
Allow your pudding to relax for at the very least an hour. Overnight is even higher.
Add your Oreo cookies to a plastic baggie and utilizing the deal with finish of a uninteresting, heavy knife, whack the baggie to crush the cookies.
Assemble parfaits: Add a layer of crushed cookies over prime the chilled backside chocolate layer. Then spoon a layer of the chilled vanilla pudding over prime. Then on prime of that, add a remaining layer of chocolate pudding. Top with more crushed Oreos. Serve chilled. These will maintain prepped in the fridge for up to two-three days. After that the Oreos get a bit too soggy.
nutrition estimate | per serving
Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg