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Caramel apples are arguably the tastiest fall dessert. They’re also arguably not the best breakfast ever. Well I’m here to end the arguing and dogmatically claim that these caramel apple protein puddings are both delicious and nutritious!
These puddings are packed with protein, fiber, and warming spices. Easily made vegan, these puddings include sautéed apples on top of a silky tofu base that’s all drizzled with tahini date caramel….. Is your mouth watering yet?
This healthy treat makes a great breakfast to start your day or a sweet way to end your night. Make a big batch of this meal prep friendly recipe to enjoy all week long.
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Makes about 3-4 Servings
1 x 16 oz package - Silken Tofu
140 g - Unsweetened Applesauce
20 g - Collagen Gelatin - Sub 1 tsp agar agar powder for vegan
28 g - Agave Nectar - Sub liquid sweetener of choice
80 g - Tahini Date Caramel
½ tsp - Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp - Vanilla Extract
Pinch of nutmeg
4 oz - water
2 Medium (about 400 g) - Apples* - Diced
14 g - Agave Nectar - Sub liquid sweetener of choice
1 tbsp - Lemon Juice
1 tsp - Cinnamon
½ tsp - Vanilla Extract
In a small bowl, mix together gelatin or agar agar and water until completely dissolved.
To a high speed belder, add silken tofu. apple sauce, agave, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Blend until completely smooth.
Pour tofu mixture into a pot over medium heat. Add in the gelatin mixture. Bring to a low simmer and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved*. About 5 minutes.
Pour mixture into jars. Allow to cool and firm up in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together agave, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
In a pan over medium-high heat, using a non-stick method of choice (i.e. oil, cooking spray, non-stick cookware, etc.) add apples. Stir occasionally to avoid burning.
When apples begin to brown, pour agave mixture over the apples. Stir to coat. Turn heat to low and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until apples are caramelized.
Remove apples from heat and allow to cool completely.
To assemble, add a layer of date caramel on top of the pudding. Top with sauteed apples.
Enjoy immediately with a sprinkle of granola or pumpkin seeds, or store for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Crisp apples like gala or granny smith work well for this recipe
Be careful not to let the tofu get too hot on the stove or it will separate.