Apple Coconut Pudding

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photo-175One of my favorite things to do while driving is listen to Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast. While trying to catch myself up on back episodes, somewhere in the realm of episode 45-ish, I heard co-host Andy Deas describe a dessert that really caught my attention because it sounded, well, amazing. And easy. And Paleo. So, while I can’t take credit for this creation, here is my take on Andy Deas’s pudding. Bon appetite!

Ingredients for Apple Coconut Pudding

Directions for Apple Coconut Pudding

  1. Pour coconut milk into a small saucepan. Add chopped apples, coconut oil, and cinnamon.
  2. Halve the vanilla bean and scrape the tiny black seeds of yumminess out. Add to the saucepan.
  3. Simmer for about 30 minutes until the apples are soft.
  4. Puree in the blender until smooth.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled and the pudding is set.

*When I was in Bali, I bought a grip of vanilla beans at the Ubud public market. I treasure them because I bought about 500 grams of vanilla bean pods for roughly $10 American. This is ridiculously inexpensive. If you don’t have any vanilla beans, you can substitute with 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (but it won’t be as tasty, in my opinion) :)

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47 thoughts on “Apple Coconut Pudding

  1. james

    i have done this too… immediately after listening to the podcast. Except i also added a peeled Okinawan sweet potato(birthday cake sweet potatoes) and put them in the pot also. It was awesome!!

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  3. Demarco Lewis

    Currently making this with pineapple instead of apple. Figured pineapple goes better with coconut (ie pina colada pudding). Will let you all know how it goes.

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  5. Tanya

    Made this couple of hours ago, stuck it in the fridge and left the house. Too much of a temptation ;).

    Had a spoonful and OMG it was out of this world !!!!! Absolutely delish! Was a bit worried when I poured it into dessert cups as it was very liquidy but it turned out superb. Didn’t have a vanilla bean but will be getting one on my next shopping trip because, if this dessert is so good with vanilla extract, I cannot wait to taste it with the real thing.

    Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!

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  7. Cathy

    I tried using boxed coconut milk…obviously not ok to sub because it didn’t set up. I will try again when I purchase correct milk! Still learning!

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  11. Tanja

    Thank you for sharing this! I’m on a mission to find great tasting food without any added sugars. I love the hunt that challenge has sent me on, and now I found this, excellent! I’m gonna make it tomorrow after I get the coconut milk. Any advice on what to look for when buying coconut milk?

    Thank you!

    1. Candace Ricciardi

      Hi Tine,

      Here are the ingredients you can’t see:
      1-14 oz (400 ml) can full-fat coconut milk
      2 apples, peeled and chopped

      I hope that helps!

    1. Steph Post author

      Hi Tracey…I think you might get away with berries though the seeds can be an unpleasant texture for some in a smooth consistency dish such as this one. Apple tends to work well because it is smooth, and also the natural pectin helps the mixture to firm up (along with the coconut oil). If you try something that winds up being successful, let us know!

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  14. Nancy

    Tried this…something went wrong because mine never set? It was tastey but runny. What did I miss? used full fat milk..apples and coconut oil…just like the recipe.

    1. Steph Post author

      Hi Nancy,

      I really have no idea. Did you use the correct amount of coconut oil? It’s one of the things that thickens the mixture.

  15. NKunze

    Do you have to blend a lot to thicken it up??? I blended in the vitamix til smooth…used all ingredients and amounts listed. I’ll probably give it one more try. Just sounds so good.

    1. Steph Post author

      It doesn’t get super firm like a gelatin or a very thick pudding and may be a bit runnier based on the kind of apples you’ve used.


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