Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt

Oat milk chocolate pudding with sea salt in a white bowl
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Indulge in the flavor of our Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding with a hint of sea salt as a wholesome dessert choice. This delightful plant-based treat combines the goodness of oat milk with cocoa to create an nutritious indulgence. It’s a way to satisfy your cravings while staying true to your health objectives showcasing the versatility of plant-based ingredients.

Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Time: 2 hours
Serves: 4


2 cups of unsweetened oat milk
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A pinch (1/8 teaspoon) of sea salt (plus extra for garnish)
2 ounces of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) finely chopped
Fresh berries for garnish (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, combine oat milk, cocoa powder, cornstarch, maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat the mixture over low to medium heat while stirring continuously until it thickens ( 5–7 minutes).
  3. After the pudding mixture coats the back of a spoon nicely, remove it from the heat. Next, stir in chopped chocolate and vanilla extract until the chocolate melts completely. Then divide the pudding into four serving dishes. Cover each dish with wrap by pressing it down to prevent a skin from forming on top. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Before serving, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each pudding. Add fresh berries for an extra delightful touch.

This Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding combines ingredients to create a dessert that’s not only delicious but also nutritious. Using oat milk as a base, it adds creaminess and a subtle hint of sweetness. Oat milk is also rich in fiber beta glucan known for its benefits in lowering cholesterol levels and supporting heart health.

The true stars of this dessert are undoubtedly cocoa powder and dark chocolate! Cocoa, known for its flavonoids, offers health benefits such as enhancing heart health and brain function. Opting for chocolate with high cocoa content maximizes these advantages while keeping added sugars at bay.

Dark cocoa powder and chocolate on old kitchen table.

When it comes to sweetening, maple syrup not only adds sweetness but also provides essential minerals like manganese and zinc.
Maple syrup, unlike sugar, has an index that leads to a gradual rise in blood sugar levels.

Although using sea salt in desserts may seem unconventional, it serves a purpose. A touch of salt enhances the chocolate flavor, adding depth to the taste. Additionally it provides trace minerals, and helps offset the sweetness of the pudding.

This dessert is not just enjoyable for your taste buds, it’s also a healthy choice for those looking for plant-based options in their diet. Its natural dairy-free nature makes it suitable for individuals with dairy intolerance or those following a vegan lifestyle. By using cornstarch or arrowroot powder as thickeners, this dessert is also gluten-free.

While this pudding is made with wholesome ingredients, remember to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It exemplifies how we can modify sweets to align with our health goals while still relishing the flavors and satisfaction they bring.

Indulge yourself in this Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt without guilt. With every spoonful, appreciate that eating healthily can be delicious too. It’s more than just a treat – it highlights the possibilities offered by nutritious plant-based ingredients.

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