Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding

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The kids had requested pudding. Taking note of what I had in the cupboards, I knew it’d be tapioca-based. And I figured since we were in the middle of autumn and I had one lonely can of pumpkin left from *last year’s* case (yes, really), I may as well make it a pumpkin pudding.

Of course, I intended to share this recipe before December, but life happens. This one got put on the back burner. Surely there are some pumpkin lovers that won’t mind one more pumpkin recipe sneaking in before winter is officially here?

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Do you, boo.

You can make this pudding with tigernut milk or coconut milk. Feel free to use whichever “milk” works for your healing protocol.

Your pudding may take longer or shorter to make depending on {but not limited to} mis en place, distractions, and your stove. For me, once I had all ingredients measured and the tapioca soaked, this came together in about 20 minutes + chill time.

AIP Treat Soap Box

You knew that was coming, right? I firmly believe treats should be enjoyed once in a while, occasionally, in heavy moderation {like for birthdays, celebrations, etc.} – AIP or not. I do acknowledge there are those that feel the paleo autoimmune protocol is not sustainable if they cannot have the “occasional” treat. I get it. Let’s keep them occasional and continue to focus on healing, nutrient-dense foods – not paleo-fied treats.


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Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: AIP, Paleo, Primal
Prep time: 
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Are you a pumpkin lover looking for an AIP pudding? I offer you this Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding.
  • ⅓ cup tapioca pearls
  • ¾ cup filtered water
  • 2 cups organic dairy-free milk of choice (AIP options being: tigernut or coconut - the tigernut milk pudding may yield a different color than a coconut milk pudding)
  • 2-3 TB grade B maple syrup
  • 1 can of organic pumpkin purée
  • 1 TB grassfed collagen (optional)
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of mace
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  1. Soak tapioca pearls in water for one hour to soften.
  2. Pour tapioca and soaking liquid into a medium saucepan with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, pumpkin purée, collagen, cinnamon, ginger, mace, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Once the mixture begins to simmer, lower heat to medium-low, and let cook another 10-12 minutes. Continue to stir as the mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Let the mixture come to a slow simmer again and pour into an 8x8 Pyrex dish or portion out into individual containers.
  5. Allow pudding to cool in the fridge.
  6. If pudding was chilled in a large container, give it a stir before scooping and serving.


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This recipe was shared on the Little Bites of Beauty AIP Christmas Recipe Party.

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  7 comments for “Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding

  1. Rachel
    December 7, 2016 at 9:56am

    When do you add the pumpkin? You have it in both with the rest of the ingredients and after everything else has simmered together. Making this now, so just asking for future readers. Thanks!

    • December 7, 2016 at 10:07am

      Thanks, Rachel! After looking at my notes I’ve edited to be clear. It’s added with the milk, syrup, and spices. This is what happens when I try to translate my own chicken scratch recipe notes and get ahead of myself! 😉

  2. Emily
    December 8, 2016 at 5:14pm

    I don’t see well enough to read this recipe on the web page, and my computer is not in my kitchen, so I can’t follow this recipe at all, since I am unable to cut-and-paste to a Word document, where I can enlarge the type.

    It looks like a delicious pudding!

    • December 8, 2016 at 7:42pm

      I’ll check my Easy Recipe plugin settings. Thanks Emily! Check your email, I’ve sent you the recipe to print.

  3. December 16, 2016 at 12:11am

    I love tapioca pearl puddings! But this one is particularly beautiful, it looks like an ice cream!
    Thanks so much for sharing this gem on my recipe party!

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  4. Christina
    March 9, 2017 at 9:25am

    Just wondering what size can of pumpkin? And how many servings it makes?

    • March 13, 2017 at 1:02pm

      Hi Christina. I use this pumpkin, so 15 oz. And this pudding serves at least 8 people. 🙂

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