Roasted Peach Tapioca Pudding

by Marla on August 3, 2012 · 38 comments

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Pudding for breakfast? Yes please! That is what has been going on around here. Have you ever roasted peaches? Have you ever made tapioca pudding? I love little tapioca pearls, they add such a fun texture to your pudding. Usually tapioca pudding is made with eggs and cream. I lightened my recipe with low fat creamy coconut milk.

Tangy peaches, smooth coconut and tapioca combine to make a dreamy flavor filled experience.

Let’s make some pudding!

 Fresh Peaches on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Soft, fuzzy peaches are seen all over the local farmers’ market.



I love to roast all kinds of fruit. Earlier this summer I was roasting strawberries like crazy…

Did you have a chance to try my Citrus Roasted Strawberry Parfaits?

You can also bake a batch of  my Sunny Strawberry Sandwich Cookies. Those use roasted strawberries too.


Come to think of it, both of those recipes would be great with these roasted peaches. Just swap out the strawberries for peach ~ or use both!


Coconut is a favorite here as well. All summer I have been making vegan ice cream.

I use it a whole lot in shakes and smoothies too.

You can also find coconut in my breakfast bakes ~ Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal.


This pudding helps to energize us for the beautiful summer days we are enjoying here in Telluride, CO.

Tapioca is a gluten free starch extracted from cassava ~ it is loaded with carbs that get burned quickly with all of our fitness.


These photos were taken on mountain bike rides,

hilly hikes…

Little-Girl-Hiking in Telluride, Colorado | Marla-Meridith-IMG_8702

And impromptu fishing trips on the creek….

Sometimes we even fish on the sidewalk ~ it is all good over here.

Little kids in North Face jackets fishing

My larger camera is often with me, but I also enjoy the casual, light quality of my iPhone.

Sometimes it is nice to have a small click that I can fit in my pocket.

The sun comes and goes throughout the day. Thunderous monsoon rain storms occur frequently. They are followed by glorious bluebird skies. I love the drama of living in the mountains…

Telluride-Grocery- | Marla-Meridith-IMG_8728

I am not sure where the time is going. So many great memories are created each day.


We embrace the passage of time with smiles, giggles and lots of great food.


Have you ever made tapioca pudding? What special ingredients do you like to add to yours?


Roasted Peach Tapioca Pudding

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Roasted Peach Tapioca Pudding



    Roasted Peaches
  • Pre heat oven to 425 degrees with the rack in the middle. Toss peach halves with some lemon juice and coconut oil. Place in a baking dish in a single layer, bake about 25-30 minutes until softened and fragrant.
  • Tapioca Pudding
  • Soak small tapioca pearls in 1 cup of cool water for 1 hour. In a saucepan bring tapioca, coconut milk, salt and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 8-10 minutes. Stir so your pudding does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Let pudding cool in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will thicken as it cools.
  • Serve warm or cold with roasted peaches and vegan whipped cream.
  • Notes
  • Feel free to use large or small tapioca pearls for this recipe. I chose the small, but both are fabulous!

Tapioca Pudding Recipe Links

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel @ Bakerita August 3, 2012 at 7:20 am

I’ve never tried tapioca pudding, let alone made it, but those pictures have me swooning so much that I think I’ll need to make this! Looks absolutely phenomenal.


2 Marla August 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Hi Rachel, I hope you get to try tapioca pudding soon!


3 DessertForTwo August 3, 2012 at 7:27 am

This is absolutely gorgeous. And what a fun breakfast :)


4 Marla August 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

Thank you!! We need to make another batch of pudding again asap!


5 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

any one component of this and I’d be so happy
the peaches – oh they look so gorgeous after the roasting
the pearls & tapioca – delish
the vegan creme – I have been coveting this ever since your post about it a month or so ago

the images – just breathtaking. Sunset magazine and Martha Stewart will be calling soon!


6 Marla August 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

Averie, I LOVE YOU. I wish Sunset and Martha Stewart would call….a girl can dream. Thanks so much for all of your sweetness!


7 ea-the spicy rd August 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

My kids would LOVE to eat this pudding for breakfast. Me too!! Such gorgeous photos!


8 Marla August 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

Awesome!! I hope you and your kids get to try this some time real soon!


9 Rosa August 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

A great dessert! Tapioca pudding and roasted peaches are irresistible.




10 Kirsten@ My Kitchen in the Rockies August 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

Marla, I am ready to come back. Know this grocery sign.
We are always in need of new breakfast ideas. I’ll get some more Palisade peaches tomorrow at the market.
Have a great weekend.


11 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

i absolutely adore roasted peaches AND tapioca…this is a match made in heaven!


12 Kiran @ August 3, 2012 at 8:29 am

We love tapioca — in fact, my mom makes an awesome savory tapioca salad. It’s so versatile :)

Love how you’ve made it into a pudding. So luscious :)


13 susan August 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

roasted peaches and rice pudding – now that’s a winning combo!


14 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

I was never a fan of tapioca, but yours looks amazing! I have to try it again, and I”m betting it cooked in coconut milk makes it taste amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!!


15 Andrea August 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

I lovvvve tapioca.. and peaches! I definately will be trying this out soon! Do you think I could use “Instant” Tapioca pearls? I know that that is not ideal, but I think we have some in the back of the cupboard that need to be used up.


16 Marla August 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Andrea, you can try those – though I never have. I am sure it will turn out great!! Just follow the package directions for the tapioca you do have.


17 Maria August 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

Great treat for anytime of the day!


18 Kathy Steger August 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

My hubby and 5 year old will love this. They’re nuts for tapioca. Can’t wait to try it


19 aida mollenkamp August 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Such a fabulous idea for breakfast, Marla!


20 Jeanette August 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Great idea – roasting peaches. I like the small sago tapioca pearls and make a Thai Coconut Tapioca pudding. Great pics and fun family memories!


21 Marla August 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Jeanette, the Thai pudding you make sounds great. What do you put in that??


22 Jeanette August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Sometimes I serve it with mango, although traditionally it’s served with corn.


23 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal August 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Ohh i’ve never made tapioca pudding before, but i’ve tried it before and i LOVED it. SO GOOD. Thnx for the awesome recipe


24 Marla August 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Kammie, you are so welcome!! Go on and make yourself some tapioca pudding. Little effort ~ great rewards :)


25 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

This is such a beautiful treat, I love your styling with the fresh flowers!


26 Marla August 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Thank you so much Laura!


27 Donna August 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

LOVE anything with coconut milk – so dreamy! And your recipe is a masterpiece of a summer dessert!


28 Marla August 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

Thanks Donna!! “masterpiece” love that!!


29 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] August 5, 2012 at 5:29 am

Pudding for breakfast? Count me IN too! This looks phenomena, Marla. Mmm!


30 Claudine Phillips August 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love your recipe for peach tapioca pudding. Your photography is great and makes the pudding look sooo good. I live in Evergreen CO and I love the mountain pictures as well. You should check out my site. I am a registered dietitian and I have a gluten free living site.


31 Marla August 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Thanks Claudine!! Where is Evergreen, CO? Sounds so pretty :)


32 MikeVFMK August 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I can’t believe it but I’ve never had tapioca pudding. But this recipe with those beautiful roasted peaches has me craving a first try. So pretty, lovely colours. You always have the healthiest, tastiest looking recipes.


33 Marian (Sweetopia) August 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Gorgeous as usual! Love seeing all the adventures you and your family are up to!


34 najwa kronfel August 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I love the combination of flavos here! It looks truly good!


35 JulieD August 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I have never made tapioca pudding before but have always wanted to! My Mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid. I love the combination of flavors, Marla!


36 Sweetsugarbelle August 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

Super excited to try this recipe! You’ve been a lifesaver the past few weeks!


37 Esi August 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

I need to get my hands on some peaches before the good ones are gone!


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