I don’t know how this happens but I always have extra supplies when I make a recipe. I try to be economically conscience and not buy more than I can cook and eat. I hate throwing out food. It’s physically painful. I get really nervous when I have to put anything in the trash. I think about it, debate it, try to put it near the trash, move it back, rationalize ways I can use the product, save the product, eat the darn thing and then finally , close my eyes and toss it in.
It is a process.
So when I was faced with leftover soft tofu I, predictably, got really nervous. Really, really nervous. And then I remembered my boyfriend, Google. He’s a loyal and reliable hunk of a man
Thank goodness for Google.
Because what do you do with leftover soft tofu? I can do infinite things with firm and super-firm tofu. But seriously. Soft tofu. Other than smoothies what purpose does it have in my life?
So I turned to my dependable life partner who gave me so many recipes, including, this tofu pudding. Its really, really good. And it is customizable, easy to make and a truly lazy person recipe. It hits all my feel good recipe necessity buttons.
The original recipe I found was :
Chocolate-Banana Tofu Pudding
found at www.Allrecipes.com
- 1 banana, broken into chunks
- 1 (12 ounce) package soft silken tofu
- 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons soy milk
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
Place the banana, tofu, sugar, cocoa powder, soy milk, and cinnamon into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Pour into individual serving dishes, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Super easy and it sounds super yummy. But I’m allergic to bananas and didn’t feel like digging through my cabinets for cocoa powder and cinnamon (I’m still unpacking from my move and I don’t know where anything is). Plus there was so much measuring. So. Much. Measuring. So, I get to thinking, “I can make this so much easier.”
So I did.
And it was so good.
And you can add anything to this recipe. If you want pistachio flavored pudding you can add pistachios and pistachio flavoring. Or if you want something chocolatey add cocoa powder, shaved chocolate, etc., etc.
How exciting is that!
And it tastes like real pudding. The kind with milk. That I miss. A lot.
Here’s the lazy recipe for you to play with.
Lazy Day Tofu Pudding
- 10-12 Oz Soft Silky Tofu
- ¼ C almond milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 TBSP Agave Nectar
Put everything in blender until its smooth. Pour in ramekins and refrigerate. (You really want to refrigerate this.) Then enjoy.
You can top this with anything – chopped nuts, chocolate shavings, coconut. I’m lazy. I eat it from the ramekin in front of the TV. Sometimes I turn on PBS to make it fancy pudding. Cuz I’m classy like that.