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Petite Pumpkin Pudding

What you need: 

3 1/2 cups very vanilla nondairy milk
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
cinnamon, to taste
ginger, to taste
nutmeg, to taste
1 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
1 tablespoon vegan margarine
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried shredded coconut, optional

What you do: 

1. In the blender, add milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, spices, salt, and xanthan gum.
2. In covered pot, put steel-cut oats, mixture from blender, margarine, walnuts, coconut, and raisins.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer until oats are soft (approximately 10 minutes), continuing to stir. If it gets too thick, add a little hot water or more milk and continue to simmer.
4. Remove from heat and let cool for approximately 1 hour. Place in serving dish(es) and chill in fridge for 4 to 6 hours.
This is a great Fall/Holiday dessert. Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes (plus 4 - 6 hours
Cooking Time: 


Could you use corn starch in place of the xanthan gum, do you think? Maybe a slightly larger quantity. I don't want to seek out and purchase xanthan gum if I likely won't use it again and already have corn starch at home.


Alright I have to comment on this again. Preparing this for the family and friends whether they eat it or not...hands down. I think it is the healthy approach and delish. Even if they don't like, it leaves more for me.Of course they are more torwards the turkey which  I won't eat (more for them) but this dish is really good.


After reading all the reviews I have got to try this one for Non-Turkey Day(Thursday).
It sounds so de-lish.


Since I originally made this, I've tried variations that work well, too.  Reducing the maple syrup by half and adding a half a cup of coconut milk is nice.  Once I even made it without any maple syrup and doubled thre raisins, and that was really good, too.  A less sweet version, but still the raisins give it a nice sweetness.  You can also use unsweetened soymilk if you'd like to further reduce the sugar.


Wow!  This is lovely!  I used a bit of apple juice and vanilla and not so much maple syrup, it turned out perfectly sweet.  Thank you thank you!


hey!! thanks for this recipe, it is quite marvelous. mine didnt turn out so well.... haha.... i think because i used brown rice syrup and molasses as sweeteners and im not really used to cooking with brown rice syrup.

no worries, i will try and try again!!!!!!!



Thank you healthymomma. I'll see if I can find some so I can try this recipe.


Not a dumb question at all! Xanthan gum is pronounced zanthan (soft th sound. It's grown on corn. Some of it's uses are as a thickener, binder and it's used as a stabilizer in some ready-made stuff. It's in lots of gluten free flour mixes.  Here's more:
Guar gum can be used in the same quantities. I've seen it at health food stores.


Dumb question...what is xanthium gum & where can I buy it? Health food store or regular grocery?


Oh wow... the house smelled great while I was making this. I saw this last night and knew I had to try it for breakfast. I just used what I had--plain unsweetened soymilk, rolled oats+precooked oat groats (whole oats), and pumpkin pie spice. I added a bit more oats b/c it seemed very soupy and I also wanted it not so sweet. I toasted the walnuts and forgot about them so they were added just before serving. Very good that way. I will eat this w/o sharing for every meal until it's all gone :)

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