Low Fat Chocolate Pudding (with Bisquick)


I found this recipe in a 1982 Bisquick flyer and I believe the recipe is much older than that.  It’s one of my favorite desserts, very rich and thick, yet acceptable for a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.  My husband used to like it with sliced bananas and whipped topping.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup of dry milk mixed with 3 cups of cold water
  • Optional:  1 tsp. chocolate flavoring

In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, Bisquick baking mix and cocoa.  Heat 1-1/2 cups of milk and whisk into dry mixture.  Whisk in the remaining cold milk, one-half cup at a time until smooth.  Cook over medium-high heat until thick, bring to a boil and continue cooking for one minute, stirring constantly.  Add the chocolate flavoring if desired.

Leave in the pan until room temperature and stir occasionally to prevent film from forming.

Pour into 6 individual serving dishes. 

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Low Fat Chocolate Pudding (with Bisquick)”

  1. I am always delighted by how you present your dishes, Lillian. You have a real artist’s touch.

    The Scottie guarding the pudding in the footed dessert glass, with the long spoon, all on that white star doily, is perfect.

  2. I’ve been serching for this recipe for some time now. I am sure it is older, we made it for our family in the 70’s. We also originally found it in a Bisquick flyer at that time. Thnaks so much for putting out here.

  3. I am so happy I found this recipe. I am not sure if it is the same one, but I remember my grandmother making me chocolate pudding with Bisquick when I was younger in the 80’s. I have been searching for this recipe for over a year! I cannot wait to try it out. Thanks so much.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting. I hope the pudding tastes as good as you remember it, although everything always tasted better when Grandma made it. Lillian

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