puddin pie

November 14, 2011

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I believe “puddin’ pie” is one of those grandmotherly pies made of chocolate pudding and oreo crumbles that were so delicious on church supper buffet tables. All I can say is that it’s a phrase from my childhood always said in a deep Southern accent.

A little googling told me it’s also obscene. But I’m going to pretend I didn’t read that…

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I declare this pumpkin breakfast to be much more like pudding than a smoothie. I whipped together kefir and pumpkin – about 2:1 ratio – and whirled it up in the Vita-mix blender. Or, rather than whirled, perhaps “fluffed” is a better word. Or emulsified. Either way, it was a fluffy bowl of smooth puddin’.

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And as free of sugar as sugar-free chocolate puddin’ – just without the artificial sweeteners. And by that I mean – it was tart.  Topped with chia seeds, banana, puffed quinoa, maple pecans and Chia Charger peanut butter. Perfect texture combination!

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Served with a mug of vanilla tea

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Part of this complete breakfast!

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1 Meg November 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

Pudding>smoothie. :) Happy Monday!

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2 Kris November 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

LOL that puddin’ pie came up as obscene on Google. Sometimes you type in the most innocent query, and whoops …. Gave me a Monday morning giggle :)

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3 Katie November 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

Mmmmmmm! This looks good! Kefir I will need to try sometime ; )

Happy Monday! xo

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4 Molly @ RDexposed November 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

How many people do you think are now googling “puddin pie” and how many people are out there googling “puddin pie” and being disappointment when they find this bolg post as a result?

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5 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

Your breakfast really does look like puddin’! So good! :) I’ve never tried Kefir before but I’ve always wanted to. Happy Monday!

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6 Cait's Plate November 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

I need that chia charger peanut butter in my life!! I think I might have to break down and buy some (if they don’t come to OpenSky that is of course ;) )

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7 Emily November 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

That pie brought back some great memories! I’ll have to try pumpkin/kefir puddin’!

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8 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

I can only imagine what google told you on that one! Pudding is something I don’t eat often enough, love this variation!

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9 Dee November 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

I love the colors in these pictures.

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10 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

i’ve learned not to google much these days. it has scarred me in the past :)

regardless of what google says, YOUR puddin’ looks fantastic. have a great day!

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11 Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

I love how festive the puffed quinoa makes it look :-)

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12 Aine @ Something to Chew Over November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

Puddin pie sounds so cute, I can’t believe it’s obscene!

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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

Lol I was going to google puddin pie to see what you meant but seeing as I’m at work that’s probably not a good idea. Nevertheless, a tasty looking bowl!

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14 Christie Inge ~ Intuitive Eating Coach November 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

Ha. Before I even read what you wrote – I immediately thought of a friend who talks a “making pudding pie” and she is not talking about food. I wasn’t going to say anything but since you brought it up :D

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15 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 14, 2011 at 9:35 am

Haha pudding for breakfast sounds pretty good to me! Another reason my mother should have gotten me a vitamix for my birthday… Sigh.

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16 Vivi @My.Beautiful.Air November 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

omg that looks like the best breakfast ever! mmmmm!

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’m a little disturbed by the obscene puddin’ pie. LOL!

Making your own yogurt flavors is the best! Try it with sweet potato and pecans too – soooo good!

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18 Janelle November 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

I need a vita mix!

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19 Khushboo November 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

The way most people feel about the word ‘moist’, I feel those sentiments about the word ‘pudding’: love the stuff but the word icks me out!

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20 Amanda November 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

I really want to try puffed quinoa. Looks like it adds a great crunch!

Your breakfast looks delicious, as always. :)

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21 Lauren November 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

Pudding sounds much more appealing than smoothie in these fall months. :) Have a fabulous start to the week.

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22 kimmy November 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

I’ve tried puffed amaranth, but never quinoa! What’s your technique for puffing it?

PS I’ve been reading KERF for months but this is my first time commenting on a post… :) LOVEEE your blog! Thanks for making real food look so beautiful :)

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23 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

It’s actually store-bought from our bulk bins.

And thanks for reading!

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24 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

Looks awesome, and further proof that I desperately need to buy a Vitamix asap. It’s like signs keep popping up everywhere that just give me more and more reasons why I need one in my life! I just wish they weren’t SO darn expensive!!

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25 lynn @ the actor's diet November 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

so tempted to find out the dirty definition of “puddin pie” now

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26 Marie@feedingfive November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

My mom made homemade pudding all the time when I was a kid. A huge pot so she was at the stove for a good hour. We all loved it so much. Maybe that’s why I love oatmeal, I add egg whites to mine and it’s kind of reminiscent of pudding.

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27 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

Your ‘puddin pie’ looks delish! I have been meaning to try quinoa puffs in my breakfast concoction…think it would add a lovely crunch and nutritional boost! Do they have a toasty, nutty taste! I sometimes miss a nutty flavour in my life due to our nut allergies.

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28 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Hmmm..more earthy than nutty, but perhaps a little?

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29 Katie @KatieDid November 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

mmm homemade pumpkin kefir. I’m assuming you used the frozen pumpkin and it mixed in well!

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30 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Yes, although it was thawed in the fridge

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31 Mom November 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

I was kind of mortified when my agent told me that the name I had given a cream cheese company in the kids’ novel I am writing is obscene. I hadn’t even googled it and still haven’t. I just changed the name, fast!

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32 Desk Snacker November 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

Ohhh, good one! I think I’m making this for dinner tonight actually. But what is puffed quinoa? You mean it’s regular quinoa cooked up?

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33 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

It’s from the bulk bins at our local health store – so I didn’t make it myself

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34 Mahealani @ Beauty, Brains, and Balance November 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

Puffed quinoa? Is it crunchy, soft, chewy? Looks divine!

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35 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

It’s puffy like smacks cereal!

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36 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

(But no sugar so a very earthy taste)

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37 Mahealani @ Beauty, Brains, and Balance November 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Huh, neat! I gotta get my hands on some, thanks!

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38 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

Hahah! Looks fab :)

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39 modernworkinggirl November 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

LOVE that mug!! Especially set against the green tablecloth design :)

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40 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

Looks and sounds delicious! I’ve learned my lesson googling food. You have to be prepared for some gross stuff. Lemon cobbler and rice pudding are forever changed for me.

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41 Johanna B November 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

I actually picked up some kefir this weekend. Plan on using it in a couple of smoothies a la KERF.

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42 Emmy (WIne and Butter) November 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Your pudding pie looks fabulous! We’ve got a blender coming tomorrow and I absolutely cannot wait!! You are also so lucky to live somewhere you have light around breakfastime! I think the Gods are consipired against food bloggers in British winter. Or maybe just humanity in British winter full stop – brrrrr!! Beautiful photos too! xox

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43 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy November 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

yum this looks delicious!

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44 TeenyLittleSuperChef November 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I really need to get some of those puffed millets. It seems like such a fun addition to a smoothie. Where do you get the Chia Charger peanut butter? I feel like I’m missing out on something awesome.
Have a great Monday!

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45 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

It will be in OpenSky on sale this Friday!

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46 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Pudding pie for breakfast?! Sign me up :D

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47 sarah November 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Interesting- nothing obscene came up on the first page for me! I’ve since decided I don’t want to know :P

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48 Ellie@fitforthesoul November 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Oooh I miss kefir, and I love the tartness of it!

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49 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

The puffed quinoa on top looks so cool in the photos…like sprinkles without the sugar :)

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50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I tried kefir once and I found it a little too tart for my liking. But I’m sure mixed with pumpkin I would like it! Anything that can be described as “pudding” sounds good to me. :D

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51 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I hear you talk about puffed quinoa, but I’ve never been able to find it. I’ll have to do some more research.

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52 Angel7 November 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I love all the textures in that pumpkin breakfast–it would be like a symphony of flavors all in one bowl :)

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53 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

MmmmMmmmMmmm… :)

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54 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Beautiful as always! And the vitamix is on my Christmas list, for sure!

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55 jojo November 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

This looks too good to be a healthy breakfast!!! It is amazing what you come up with, it looks beautiful too :D

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56 Reem | Simply Reem November 15, 2011 at 12:58 am

Beautiful!!!
This looks so delicious….
Also the picture are really beautiful….

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57 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Mmmm, I can just visualize the consistency of this–yum! I love thick consistencies..they’re much more filling.

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