Toasted hazelnut tapioca

Toasted hazelnut tapioca

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 6-8 People

For the young ones who love pudding and the adults who remember tapioca from their childhood, this nutty tapioca is a healthier alternative to the more traditional Thanksgiving dessert recipes.


  • 4 cups low fat 2% milk
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 5 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped premium dark chocolate


  1. In a large saucepan, combine milk, eggs, tapioca, and salt; let stand for 5 minutes. Place saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in syrup, spices, and vanilla.
  2. Divide the pudding between 8 ramekins or custard cups and sprinkle with chocolate and hazelnuts, swirling into the tapioca. Chill in the refrigerator.