Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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by Kelly Jane

about 1 year ago

Rich cocoa is the perfect complement to the sweet, caramelized, brown-sugary taste of sweet potatoes. This dish is not too sweet but a perfect dessert warm, at room temperature or chilled. Garnish with any nuts you like or a flourish of coconut flakes.

Serves 4-6

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (from a can)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sweet potatoes in a parchment paper covered baking dish and bake for an hour to 75 minutes or until very tender. Cool sweet potatoes until they are able to be handled. Remove skin from sweet potatoes.
  2. Combine peeled, baked sweet potatoes, cocoa powder, honey, coconut milk, vanilla extract, ginger, cinnamon and sea salt in a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth. Taste and add a tablespoon or two more honey to taste if desired. Transfer to a large bowl, cover and cool completely to room temperature and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Ladle pudding into dessert glasses and garnish with pecans and coconut flakes. Serve! 
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Nutrition Info:

PER SERVING:

  • 349 calories
  • 24g total fat
  • 16g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 230mg sodium
  • 36g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 21g sugar)
  • 4g protein
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    mka2ny says: This sounds delicious! Quick question, is the nutrition info really per serving? 36 grams of fat per serving sounds so high - especially given what's in the pudding.

    about 1 year ago Reply to this »
  • Maddy-macau-robuchon

    Maddy is the senior editor of Whole Foods Market Cooking.

    Maddy, Editor says: Agreed -- that would be pretty outrageous for one serving. ;) The nutrition info is currently per recipe, not per serving. We're working to correct this issue and appreciate your patience!

    about 1 year ago
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    mka2ny says: Thanks for the update Maddy, really appreciate it!

    about 1 year ago
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    Fenna says: Since "large" is so subjective, it would be wonderful to have a suggested weight for the sweet potatoes.

    about 1 year ago Reply to this »
  • Maddy-macau-robuchon

    Maddy is the senior editor of Whole Foods Market Cooking.

    Maddy, Editor says: A large sweet potato weighs about 9-12 oz, so for this recipe, you'll need 2 sweet potatoes weighing a total of 18-24 oz.

    about 1 year ago

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