Yellow yam Pudding is a delightful famous Caribbean dessert recipe. This rich and flavorful pudding is delicious and healthy. On a Sunday afternoon, after dinner, treat yourself to a piece or two.

Pudding is a traditional dessert served after supper. I’ve known many pudding lovers who have traveled great distances in order to obtain a slice of this delectable dessert. But sometimes we don’t want to travel or have time for traveling.

So if you’ve had that issue, look no further because you’ll be able to enjoy the entire ‘pudding pan’ today by learning how to prepare yellow yams pudding. This yellow yams pudding is made with flour, Yellow yams, coconut milk, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.

My “no-fuss” recipe will show you how to make this delectable Jamaican favorite pudding soft in texture and flavorful!

This rich and flavorful pudding is delicious and healthy. It is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

You will also enjoy, Vegan Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding, Cornmeal Pudding, and Cassava Pone.

As always, I suggest you read the complete article for useful tips and tricks. However, you can find the detailed recipe with exact ingredients and step-by-step instructions below.

fresh yellow yam on a grey background

What Is Yellow Yam?

The yellow yam, often known as the “Jamaican yam,” is a centuries-old root vegetable. Some people have linked it with sweet potatoes and but yellow yams are members of the Dioscoreae family. They are known for their yellow flesh, which is caused by carotenoids. Yellow yams are native to Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia.

“Yellow yam is very popular in Jamaican households, and even in the diaspora, people are ready to pay good money to try this simple but delicious cuisine.”

After removing the outer skin, yellow yams can be cooked, baked, stuffed, fried, or roasted. They’re frequently used in soups, “veggie platters,” and stews, or as a simple snack. Read More About Yellow Yam.

Jamaican Yellow Yam Stew, Yellow Yam Fries, Yellow Yam Salad

Nutritional Profile and Health Benefits

Yellow Yam is a staple food in the Caribbean because it is high in carbs, an important nutrient. It provides the following nutrients to the body:

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium, Sodium
  • Protein
  • Starch
  • Sugar
  • Thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid, & pantothenic acid. These vitamins aid our bodies in converting carbs and fats into energy.

Yam is classified as a complex carbohydrate food because it contains both soluble and insoluble fiber in addition to the sugar and starch that provide energy. Cooked yam contains 80 to 100 calories and four grams of fiber in four ounces. Yam contains more soluble fiber than insoluble fiber, making it easier to digest and a good choice for young infants.

Fiber slows the absorption of sugar/glucose into the cells from the blood. Therefore, people with diabetes should eat yams to improve their blood sugar regulation.

Yellow yams also include vitamin A, which promotes the maintenance of healthy membranes and skin, improves and strengthens night vision, supports bone health, and protects against lung and oral cancers.

Additionally, yellow yams are high in vitamin C. This helps to strengthen the immune system by protecting it from a variety of bacteria and infections. Additionally, it helps in the rapid healing of wounds and anti-aging.

Yams are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral necessary for regulating the brain’s nerve activity. A serving of cooked yam contains 816 milligrams of potassium, making it a potassium-rich food. Potassium is required for:

  • Maintain a healthy heart rate.
  • Control your blood pressure.
  • Maintain cellular sodium and potassium levels.

People who are seeking to reduce or maintain their weight should eat yam as they will feel less hungry. In addition, yam contains a lot of Vitamin B6, which helps produce melanin, which gives hair its color.

Grated yellow yam using a box grated in a white bowl

How to Prepare Yellow Yam Pudding?

To make this Yellow Yam Pudding, you’ll require only a few simple ingredients, but I assure you that it is incredibly flavorful and texture-packed. I love this pudding and once you try it, you’ll understand why.

Ingredients

  • Raw yellow yam
  • Gluten-free flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Coconut milk
  • Vanilla

For Custard Topping

  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
yellow pudding ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray or brush a 9×13 pan with oil and set aside.
  2. Peel yellow yam, discard brown skin, and grate yellow yam using a box grated. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add coconut milk and vanilla. Stir until the batter is smooth.
  5. Add the grated yellow yam and stir. Note that yellow yam will oxidize easily and turn to a brown color.
  6. Scoop batter in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine custard topping ingredients.
  8. Mix coconut milk, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  9. After 45 minutes, pour custard topping over the top of the pudding and return to bake for another 45 minutes, or the top is golden brown.
yellow yam pudding batter

Recipe Note

  • This recipe is delicious when served immediately, but it’s even better the next day.
  • Serve it alone or with a scoop of vegan whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream on top.
  • This pudding recipe is a fantastic starting point from which you may generate your own variants. This has cinnamon which I love. You have to choose whether or not to keep it vegan. The following are some of the spices & proteins you can use:
  • Allspice (Mixed Spice)
  • dried fruit, chopped
  • Cardamom

 

If you like and enjoy this Healthy Yellow Yam Pudding recipe, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comment section below!

 Other Vegan Desserts To Prepare

  1. Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pudding
  2. Vegan Banana Pudding
  3. Mango Chia Pudding
  4. Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding
  5. Black Rice Pudding

 

vegan yellow yam pudding in a glass dish

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Yellow Yam Pudding

Yellow Yam Pudding

Yellow yam Pudding is a delightful famous Caribbean dessert recipe. This rich and flavorful pudding is delicious and healthy. On a Sunday afternoon, after dinner, treat yourself to a piece or two.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Yellow Yam Pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 167kcal

Ingredients

For The Custard Topping

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray or brush a 9×13 pan with oil and set aside.
  • Peel yellow yam, discard brown skin and grate yellow yam using a box grated. Set aside. Note that yellow yam will oxidize easily and turn to a brown color.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add coconut milk and vanilla. Stir until the batter is smooth.
  • Add the grated yellow yam and stir.
  • Scoop batter in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine custard topping ingredients.
  • Mix coconut milk, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • After 45 minutes, pour custard topping over the top of the pudding and return to bake for another 45 minutes, or the top is golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg