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Vegan Sago Pudding

Vegan Sago Pudding

A 6 ingredient creamy and cinnamon dessert loved by South Africans.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 people
Calories 325 kcal


  • Pot or Instapot


  • 1 cup sago or tapoioca pearls
  • 3 cups oat milk or plant milk of choice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Agave or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 can coconut milk for garnishing


  • Soak sago or tapioca pearls for 4hours or overnight in water or milk. I used water. If you use milk you can cook in that milk so you don't have waste.
  • On medium heat add the sago, milk, sweetener, salt, cinnamon stick, cinnamon and stir frequently until it comes to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes still stirring frequently.
  • Once pearls are clear the dessert is ready. Serve and garnish with extra cinnamon and coconut milk.


Stir frequently to avoid the pudding burning at the bottom. 
Calories based on 4 servings per recipe. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up for 3 days. Reheat with some added milk. 
For creamier sago add the remaining 1/2 can coconut milk to the sage and stir through before serving. This will result in a stronger coconut tasting pudding. 
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