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Breakfast Pudding

Make Ahead


  • 1/4 cup – sugar
  • 2 tablespoons – cornstarch
  • 2 cups – fat-free or low-fat milk
  • 2 – egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons – almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons – vanilla extract
  • mixed fresh berries for serving
  • crunchy cereal for serving
  • Pair each serving with:
  • 8-ounce glass of milk


Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan until well blended and no lumps of cornstarch remain. Slowly drizzle in the milk, whisking until smooth, then whisk in the eggs.

Cook the pudding over medium heat until it begins to thicken, about 5 minutes, whisking often. Reduce heat to medium-low and, using a rubber spatula, stir the pudding, scraping the sides and bottom of the pot until thickened, about 3 more minutes.

Off heat, whisk in the almond butter and vanilla. Transfer pudding to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, pressing it to the surface to prevent a skin from forming, and chill the pudding for at least 2 hours (can be made a day in advance).

To assemble parfaits, spoon 1/3 cup of the chilled pudding into each of four parfait glasses. Top with some of the berries and 2 tablespoons cereal, then layer another 1/3 cup pudding on top, followed by more berries and cereal.

Enjoy with a glass of real milk!

Breakfast Pudding


350 calories; 16 g fat; 6 g saturated fat; 345 mg cholesterol; 18 g protein; 33 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 200 mg sodium; 517 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using low-fat milk and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.