Sweet and indulgent: Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe

Welcome, my friends! Today, I am thrilled to present my latest culinary creation – Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Maple Pudding Chomeur. This recipe is a truly mouth-watering dessert that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable ride.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, my primary goal has always been to create dishes that are both delicious and healthy. So, when I was experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen, I knew I wanted to make something that was gluten-free and dairy-free yet still had that perfect sweetness that fills the belly with joy.

The Maple Pudding Chomeur, traditionally known as Pouding Chomeur, is a classic French-Canadian dessert with humble beginnings. Its name translates to “poor man’s pudding” because it was created during the Great Depression when ingredients were scarce, and costs were low. But trust me – this dessert is anything but poor in taste!

My recipe puts a healthy spin on this classic dish by using vegan margarine, silken tofu instead of cream, and gluten-free flour while maintaining the rich and decadent flavor of pure maple syrup.

In today’s world where health concerns are top of mind for many of us, we should aim to make small changes like incorporating healthier ingredients into our cooking. I believe this recipe is both indulgent and mindful. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

So, grab your aprons and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Maple Pudding Chomeur (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Maple Pudding Chomeur (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy dessert option that is free of gluten and dairy. Here are some reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

First of all, the ingredients are pure and simple. Instead of using traditional pudding mix loaded with additives, this recipe uses silken tofu, soymilk, and pure maple syrup to create a silky smooth and luscious texture. I promise you won’t even miss the dairy in this decadent dessert.

Furthermore, this Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe is easy to make with no advanced culinary techniques required. Even beginner bakers can impress their guests with this dessert’s rich, sweet taste that will elevate any meal.

Beyond being delectable, this dessert is also suitable for different dietary requirements. Whether you’re following a vegan or gluten-free diet, this Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe is perfect for you. Its flexible ingredients make it a fan-favorite at gatherings where attendees have different dietary restriction.

Finally yet importantly, you can serve it in varied ways- Enjoy it hot or cold with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce to achieve an amazing flavor combination. The elegant simplicity of this dessert allows you to get creative with how it’s presented and enjoyed.

In conclusion, what’s not to love about Maple Pudding Chomeur? This dessert meets nutritional needs while delivering deliciousness in every bite!

Ingredient List

 A little taste of heaven in every bite!
A little taste of heaven in every bite!

Let’s dive into the ingredients for this delectable Maple Pudding Chômeur recipe! Here’s what you’ll need to create this gluten-free and dairy-free dessert:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup of soymilk or any non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of vegan margarine, melted

That’s all you need to create a rich, maple-flavored pudding cake that has the power to transport you back in time. Optionally, you can add some pumpkin puree or roasted chestnut to experiment with flavors and elevate the standard recipe to wow-worthy status. Don’t hesitate to get creative with your cooking and add your own flair!

The Recipe How-To

 Can't resist the syrupy goodness of maple pudding chomeur.
Can’t resist the syrupy goodness of maple pudding chomeur.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s get to the recipe how-to! Follow these straightforward steps to make a delicious Maple Pudding Chomeur dessert:

Step 1: Make the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
  • In another bowl, cream together vegan margarine, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly until well combined.
  • Gradually stir in the flour mixture followed by 1 cup soymilk, making sure that the batter is smooth with no lumps.

Step 2: Make the Maple Pudding

  • In a pot, bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 cups pure maple syrup, 2 cups water, and 4 tsp baking powder. Be careful as the mixture may foam up.
  • Pour the maple pudding into a large baking dish or individual ramekins, leaving some space for the cake batter to expand during the baking process.
  • Carefully pour your prepared cake mixture over it. It is normal for the cake to sink slightly while creating pockets in which the syrup will rest.
  • Put it in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the centre of pudding cake.

Serve warm topped with whipped coconut cream for that perfect finish. Enjoy this classic Quebec dessert any time of year thanks to this delicious gluten-free dairy-free recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for cold winter nights.
Perfect for cold winter nights.

As a nutritionist, I understand the importance of catering to dietary needs and preferences. Thankfully, this Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe is easy to customize and offers several options for substitutions and variations.

First off, if you are allergic to soy or prefer not to use it, you can substitute the silken tofu and soymilk with an equal amount of dairy-free alternatives like almond milk or coconut cream. If you’re using vanilla-flavored plant-based milk, skip the vanilla extract in the recipe as it will create an overpowering vanilla taste.

For those who do not have xanthan gum in their pantry, consider using arrowroot starch or cornstarch as a thickening agent instead. Simply mix one tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot powder with one tablespoon of water until it dissolves before adding it to the recipe.

In addition, if you want to make a pumpkin pudding chômeur instead, swap out the vanilla extract for pumpkin pie spice for a cozy twist on this classic dessert. And instead of maple syrup, use date syrup or chestnut syrup for a unique flavor change.

For a dessert that is sans gluten, use gluten-free flour and baking powder in the recipe provided. You can also use brown rice flour or chickpea flour as an alternative option.

To make this pudding cake recipe vegan-friendly, substitute vegan margarine for butter (use vegan butter only available in market). Use unsweetened plant milk and pure maple syrup for added flavor. Try rice pudding variation by adding rice which makes it dense and crunchy.

So whether you’re looking for a dairy-free, gluten-free or plant-based version of this classic poor man’s pudding dessert recipe, know that there are plenty of delicious substitutions and variations that you can customize to fit your unique preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 Even those who are gluten and dairy free can indulge with this recipe!
Even those who are gluten and dairy free can indulge with this recipe!

Ready to indulge in this delectable maple pudding chômeur dessert? Here are some tips on how to serve and pair it.

For serving, scoop the warm pudding into individual serving bowls or ramekins, and pour a drizzle of pure maple syrup over each bowl. To add a bit of contrast, you can sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder or top with crispy caramelized walnuts or pecans.

As for pairing, this pudding chômeur goes well with a wide range of beverages. You can opt for tea or coffee, either black, herbal or spice-infused. Alternatively, you can enjoy it with a tall glass of almond milk, soy milk or oat milk, which will perfectly complement the rich and creamy flavors.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to explore new taste territories, you can try pairing this dessert with chestnut pudding, rice pudding or pumpkin pudding. For an extra decadent touch, serve it with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or whipped coconut cream.

Remember that although this maple pudding chômeur is undoubtedly a treat for your taste buds, it’s still important to eat in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Bon appétit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect dessert to impress your guests.
The perfect dessert to impress your guests.

One of the reasons that I love this Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe is that it is very easy to prepare ahead of time. It is the perfect dessert for impressing your guests without having to spend all your time in the kitchen. After preparing and baking the pudding, you can refrigerate it for up to three days. When you are ready to serve, it can be reheated in the microwave or oven.

To reheat in the microwave: Place individual servings of the pudding in microwave-safe bowls and heat for 30 seconds at a time until warm.

To reheat in the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cover the pudding with aluminum foil and place it in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you are ready to eat, either reheat following one of the methods above or enjoy cold.

This Maple Pudding Chomeur recipe also makes a great make-ahead dessert for special occasions as you can freeze it after cooking. Simply let it cool completely, wrap it in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil and freeze for up to two months. When ready to enjoy, allow it to thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight before reheating using one of the above methods.

Remember, this pudding is best served warm with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or whipped cream on top!

Tips for Perfect Results

 One spoonful of this pudding will transport you to the maple forests of Canada.
One spoonful of this pudding will transport you to the maple forests of Canada.

Now that you have all the ingredients and directions to make this delicious Maple Pudding Chomeur, let me share with you some tips that I’ve picked up on over the years to ensure that your dessert will be a success.

Firstly, make sure that you use pure maple syrup for this recipe instead of imitation syrup. The intense flavor of maple syrup is what makes the pudding cake so unique and decadent.

Secondly, when cooking the pudding mix, do not leave it unattended for too long without stirring. You want to avoid any clumps forming, as this could impact the consistency of your pudding cake.

Thirdly, be aware that gluten-free flour tends to absorb more moisture than wheat flour. Therefore, you might need to add more liquid or adjust baking time depending on your baking dish’s size.

Fourthly, if you’re using silken tofu for this recipe, make sure it’s blended until smooth before adding it to the mix. This way, you will get a creamy texture without any lumps.

Fifthly, if you’re allergic to soy or tofu-based products, pumpkin or chestnut puree would be great substitutes for silken tofu giving the recipe a nutty flavor that complements the maple syrup’s sweetness nicely.

Sixthly, using a non-dairy milk alternative like soymilk or almond milk will make this recipe vegan-friendly while keeping the taste intact.

Seventhly, when measuring out brown sugar, pack it down into the measuring cup with a spoon or spatula so that you get an accurate amount. An excessive amount can cause the pudding cake to be overly sweetened and could mess up the texture of your pudding cake.

Lastly, give ample attention to greasing your baking dish so that your pudding doesn’t stick to it after baking. Grease it well with coconut oil /vegan margarine/butter/baking spray and then dust it with some gluten-free flour to ensure a perfect release.

Following these tips will ensure that your Maple Pudding Chomeur is spot on, and you’ll be ready to impress your friends and family with your baking skills.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, a delicious maple pudding chomeur recipe that’s gluten-free and dairy-free. This dessert recipe is perfect for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth while sticking to a healthy lifestyle. The key ingredients in this recipe, including pure maple syrup, silken tofu, and vegan margarine, make this a plant-based treat that everyone can enjoy.

Not only is this recipe tasty, but it’s also versatile. With substitutions and variations outlined in the article, you can customize the dish according to your preferences. This recipe is perfect for those who are short on time too; you can prepare it ahead of time and store it easily for later.

Overall, this maple pudding chomeur recipe is the epitome of a “good for you” dessert recipe that tastes amazing. So give it a try today and indulge in this delicious dessert without any guilt. You won’t be disappointed!

Maple Pudding Chomeur (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Maple Pudding Chomeur (Gluten Free, Dairy Free) Recipe

Cake-like pudding with great maple flavour! Served warm. Use whatever gluten-free products that you have. This is adapted from In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita on CBC to be more allergy friendly.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Calories 234.8 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup soymilk
  • 1 cup silken tofu
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Combine gluten-free flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt to a bowl. Set aside.
  • In bowl of a stand mixer, cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • In a food processor, mix soy milk, tofu and vanilla until creamy.
  • In large saucepan, bring maple syrup and soy mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  • Using an ice cream scooper or 2 spoons, scoop the batter into ramekins or oven-safe bowls. Alternatively, spread the batter into a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish. Place ramekins on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour maple syrup and soy mixture over batter.
  • Bake until cake sets and tester comes out clean when tested with a toothpick, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remember syrup mixture is extremely hot, do not touch with your fingers. Serve pudding warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 86gCalories: 234.8kcalCarbohydrates: 53.7gProtein: 2.6gFat: 1.7gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 46.5mgSodium: 148.4mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 50g
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