This recipe for healthy sticky date pudding is what home baking is all about! The aroma from these baking in the oven and enjoyed warm with the two ingredient caramel sauce, is like heaven. They take no time at all to make using my Vitamix Ascent Series Blender and are a delicious, healthier sweet treat to enjoy, best enjoyed with loved ones.
About this recipe:
To make this recipe, first make the two ingredient caramel sauce by simply blending the ingredients together. That’s it! No cooking required. The make the puddings simply combine all ingredients and transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven. They don’t get easier than this. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool!
This recipe for healthy sticky date pudding. is:
Refined sugar free
As with all of our Live Love Nourish recipes like this one, in our recipe books, recipe membership and Online Program, we use whole food ingredients.
For the caramel: a simple combination of medjool dates and coconut milk. Use plump and juicy medjool dates or otherwise pre-soak harder dates in hot water for 5-10 mins to soften. Use full fat, premium canned coconut milk for a creamy result. See recipe notes for additional ingredients you can use to add your own twist.
For the healthy sticky date pudding: we again use medjool dates to compliment the caramel and naturally sweeten the recipe. To make this recipe gluten free friendly we use a flour mix including almond meal, tapioca and coconut flour. Together with the other ingredients this produces a fluffy result. Instead of an egg, to help the recipe all come together we use nut butter.
Whilst the recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, dairy free, paleo friendly and vegan friendly already, here are some alternative ingredient swaps if you have a nut allergy or sensitivity.
For nut free, instead of almond meal, use sunflower seed meal. To make sunflower seed meal pulse sunflower seeds in a blender to form a texture that resemebles almond meal. You can also purchase this from some health food stores or online.
For nut free, instead of nut butter you can use sunflower seed butter. You could also use half of the amount tahini and half of the amount sunflower seed butter. The tahini does add a slight bitterness but can easily balance out when served with the caramel sauce.
To make this recipe nut free and seed free, use tigernut flour (made from a tuber, not actually a nut) instead of almond meal and tahini instead of nut butter.
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Now for the recipe.. the aroma from these baking will fill your home with the warming vibes of home baking. I hope you and your family enjoy these as much as mine doo.
Healthy Sticky Date Pudding
- 1/2 cup medjool dates (approx 6) pitted, chopped
- 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Pinch sea salt (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
- First make the caramel. In a Vitamix blender pulse dates with coconut milk (and option vanilla and salt) until combined. Use a spatula to scrape down sides intermittently if needed.
- Spoon caramel into a heat proof dish and set aside.
- To make the sticky date puddings. Add to the Vitamix blender (no need to wash) dates, boiling water and baking powder. Allow to sit for 20 mins.
- Add nut butter, coconut oil and blend to combine.
- Add almond meal, tapioca, coconut flour, lemon juice, vanilla and sea salt. Blend to combine.
- Spoon batter into a greased muffin tray.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to slightly cool.
- Serve individual puddings with warmed caramel sauce.
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This recipe was created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons for Vitamix.