Dairy Desserts

Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2006


Old-Fashioned Tapioca Pudding

Enjoy some fresh fruit along with this pudding. It will add flavor and color, along with fiber.


  • 3 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light pancake syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg (use higher omega-3 egg, if available)
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat or skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)


  1. Add tapioca, Splenda, sugar, pancake syrup, salt, egg, egg substitute, and milk to a medium nonstick saucepan and whisk until smooth. Let stand (don't stir), for exactly 5 minutes.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, just until mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in vanilla extract and ground cinnamon, if desired. Transfer pudding to a medium bowl that is sitting in a larger bowl partly filled with ice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, for about 12 minutes.
  3. Spoon into 4 serving dishes or cups and eat immediately, or cover dishes with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator (serve within 2 days).

4 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 131 calories, 8 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fat (1.1 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 268 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 17%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee

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