Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding from WeeliciousPin

Coming up with simple snack recipes is something of an obsession for me. I often find myself thinking about what I can offer my kids after school that is healthy, but still feels like a treat for them. My seemingly never ending musings on the subject ultimately inspired my monthly “Snack Mom” column in Parents Magazine.

I made vanilla pudding out of a box for years until I realized a) what was in most boxed brands and b) just how simple it is to make homemade. After years of playing around with my recipe I ended up with this luscious version made with vanilla and cinnamon. I promise that it will totally knock your socks off.

By the way, have you ever watched how people eat pudding? Everyone seems to have their own creative way of going about it. My kids certainly do. While Kenya tends to just shovel his in, Chloe takes dainty bites, managing to stretch one bowl into a 20-minute spoon-licking experience.

The best part about this recipe is that I can fill a bunch of ramekins to the brim with pudding and keep them covered in the fridge for days to have on hand for a last minute snack.

Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding from WeeliciousPin

Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding from WeeliciousPin

Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding

I love making this to have on hand as an after school snack!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. The milk will foam and thicken slightly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour into individual serving bowls, and chill at least 30 minutes.


  • To prevent a skin from forming place parchment paper or plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding so it is touching the surface.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 350mg | Sugar: 19g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Prefer my recipe, rich and custardy
    Basic rule
    1 cup milk
    1 egg
    2 tsp cornstarch
    2 tsp sugar
    flavorings to taste.
    beat w/ immersion blender

    try to simmer, not boil or use a double boiler

  2. Hi, I’m writing on behalf of Child magazine. We have a tie up with Parents magazine, and are based in India. I’d like to invite you to contribute some baby food recipes (for under ones) along with high res images. We will give you a byline and mention your website in the upcoming issue. Please do let me know at the earliest if you’re interested. Thanks! I can be conacted at (+91/9810662867)

  3. Used to calling this Blancmonge when I was a kid. I used to layer it with Jello and or fruit in a tall glass

  4. I haven’t tested that, but it should work out. It might not get quite as thick as whole milk. Let me know if you try it and how it works out!

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