Cookie Dough Pudding

February 5, 2017

I love sneaking extra beans into my kids' meals and snacks when they least expect them. Did you know that beans are nutritional powerhouses? They are packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and much more!

My kids love when I whip up a batch of this protein-rich, date-sweetened pudding for dessert—or breakfast! We dip apple slices or eat it by the spoonful. It's an easy way to incorporate more beans into everyone's diet! Thank you to Chocolate-Covered Katie for inspiring this creation.

Cookie Dough Pudding


  • 2 cups navy beans (or other white beans)
  • 2/3 cup dates (lightly packed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or raisins)

  1. Place all the ingredients except chocolate chips (or raisins) in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy (scraping down the sides as needed). Add more water if needed for smoother texture.
  2. Spoon the pudding into a bowl and stir in chocolate chips (or raisins).
  3. Pudding will firm up in the refrigerator.

*For a nut-free version, coconut butter works nicely.

Yields: about 3 cups

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