Here is an easy and delicious dessert that also makes a filling breakfast. It tastes so much better than any store-bought pudding. Make it at home to ensure that you use the best ingredients, and don't over-sweeten. Milk is naturally sweet, so this pudding requires very little sweetener.
1/2 cup small tapioca pearls
4 cups whole milk
Dash of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 egg yolks
Soak tapioca pearls in 4 cups of water overnight.
When pearls are soaked, drain them and set aside. Combine milk, salt, vanilla, and maple syrup on the stove. Slowly heat to a simmer then turn off.
In another bowl, whisk together egg and egg yolks. Slowly add the hot milk to the eggs, whisking. Add everything back to pot, and mix in your drained tapioca pearls.
Cook on low heat stirring constantly until the pudding thickens. This happens suddenly, after about 5 minutes.
Serve warm or cold, and enjoy!