Grießpudding mit Grütze {Semolina Pudding & Compote}

Classic German Desserts

Welcome back to the second week of VeganMoFo! Blogging every day is going to be quite a challenge for me this busy second week. So I decided to take it a bit easier and drop those cakes. No worries though, I still have five delicious German dessert recipes for you this week. But they are a bit easier to make than the last ones. Next week we’ll get back to the more decadent stuff.

Would you believe me if I told you that this was the first semolina pudding I ever made? Semolina pudding and rice pudding are common dessert or lunch foods in Germany. At home we never ate this, I don’t even know why. I just remember that I once had a cold and my parents offered me warm milk with honey. It didn’t go so well and from that moment on hot milk and everything made with it was off the list of foods and drinks I would consume. I never drank hot chocolate and I never ate semolina or rice pudding. I couldn’t even stand the smell of hot milk. Today I am still not a fan of vegan hot chocolate, but things made with hot plant milk do not scare and nauseate me. And when I made this pudding for the vegan month of food, I actually really liked it. I adapted this from a recipe that makes a larger quantity. Mine only makes three small puddings. It won’t fill you up for breakfast but you can serve this as dessert. The Grütze makes a much larger quantity. It will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. You can serve it with waffles or pancakes or just eat it with some vanilla sauce.
GrießpuddingThe pudding is rather sweet so I combined it with some really tart Stachelbeergrütze (gooseberry compote). Both go well together but feel free to double the amount of sugar in the compote, if it is too sour for your taste. For the pudding I used whole spelt semolina but regular semolina should work just fine. I poured them into (narrow and tall) muffin tins, but ramekins work, too.

Grießpudding adapted from this recipe

For the pudding:
240 ml (1 cup) soy milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon refined coconut oil
40 g (1/4 cup) semolina
2 tablespoons ground hazelnuts
2 tablespoons almond cream
1 tablespoon tapioca starch or cornstarch

For the Stachelbeergrütze:
600 g gooseberries ((21.2 oz or 1 1/3 pound), topped and tailed
50 g (1/4 cup) sugar, or more to taste
3 tablespoons tapioca starch or cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water

To make the pudding:
Grease three cups of a muffin pan with oil. Set aside. Place milk, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and coconut oil in a saucepan.  Mix semolina and nuts and set aside. Combine almond cream and starch and mix until dissolved. Set aside. Bring the soy milk mixture to a boil. Use a whisk to stir, so it doesn’t burn. Add semolina and nuts once the mixture is boiling. Also add starch mixture and cook for 1 or two minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Spoon into prepared cups and let cool completely.

To make the compote:
Place berries and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for five minutes until the berries start to break down. Dissolve starch in water and add to the berry mixture and cook for three more minutes until thickened. Let cool.

To serve remove the pudding from the tins and serve with compote.


  • 5 years ago

    I’ve not popped by here for years! I hope all is well and wonderful for you. These puddings look amazing and I am going to give them a try this weekend. Looking forward to going through the last little while and catching up on all the good vegan treats you’ve been making.

    (once VeganCowGirl)

    • Mihl
      5 years ago

      Hi Lyndsay! So nice to hear from you. I hope you are well, too!

  • I love the idea of this! I’ve never heard of Semolina Pudding before, but looking at the ingredients, it’s totally doable for me! I must try this out. :D

  • Schlomo Arbeytmän
    5 years ago

    Hhmhm grad gemacht und der Pudding ist irgendwie sehr gummi – gelee artig geworden….mal sehen wie er dann abgekühlt ist.

    • Mihl
      5 years ago

      Ja, so war meiner auch. Wenn er abgekühlt ist, sollte er fester sein.

      • Schlomo Arbeytmän
        5 years ago

        Alles bestens geworden! Hab noch nen Hauch Zitronenschale & Rosinen rein und aus Gründen der Faulheit esse ich fertige Erdbeer-Rhabarber Grütze dazu ^.^

        • Mihl
          5 years ago

          Hört sich auch sehr lecker an! Vielen Dank fürs Ausprobieren!

  • 5 years ago

    Ooo, this sounds so tasty and reminds me a little bit of sweet dalia! Though I’ve never eaten gooseberries. All your berries are so intriguing.

  • 5 years ago

    I would love this! Bizarrely enough I hated anything milky when I was younger- milk, cheese, and I even couldn’t stand bread with butter on. But now as a vegan I love creamy dishes made with nuts, non-dairy milks, tofu etc!

  • 5 years ago

    I have somehow never had a gooseberry before. But I LOVE lingonberries and cranberries, and I feel like this pudding would go well with both of those too probably?

  • 5 years ago

    such an interesting recipe. It’s like a butch creme caramel.

  • 5 years ago

    I have that thing with tapioca and nutmeg pudding. i just cant stand them together esp in milk:)
    we do however have rice and semolina pudding with other spices which I have loved :) this sounds like it will work well in my house

  • 5 years ago

    I laughed so hard at your milk & honey anecdote – the same thing happened when I was a child. It must be a typical German parenting thing. I hated it so much though, and the smell of milk has made me sick ever since! I did love rice & semolina pudding though!

    • Mihl
      5 years ago

      Ha, ha! I’ll definitely not make the same mistake. F. drinks cold soy milk by the gallon. That is enough:)

  • 5 years ago

    Ich mag Grießbrei und Milchreis seit ich ein Kind bin (und bis heute :)) ziemlich gerne. Dass ich Nüsse dazugebe, muss ich mal ausprobieren!

  • 5 years ago

    Lecker!!! Ich hab als Kind Griessbrei geliebt und seit Ewigkeiten nicht mehr gegessen! Jetzt nach Deinem veganisierten Rezept muss ich das doch glatt mal nachkochen! Danke! ;)

    LG aus PA,

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