Hey guys! Sorry for my impromptu absense – my home internet stopped working after a windy thunderstorm last week and the technician didn’t get to my house until Monday afternoon to fix it. But it was great to have a bit of a technology break – I read 5 novels during that time (yes, I didn’t really get anything else done over the week, just reading, haha)! So I offer this Christmas pudding as consolation for missing me for a week :)
I had so many Christmas recipes plan to publish on the blog this month but alas, it’s nearly Christmas already! So this will be my final Christmas recipe for the year, but I do believe I saved the best for last ;)
This Christmas pudding is:
- super easy to make
- only 5 ingredients
- naturally sweetened with fruit
The hardest part is leaving it overnight to set! You could probably leave it for a minimum of 3 hours if you really can’t wait ;)
I served our Christmas pudding with coconut cream and cherries. You could sweeten the coconut cream or mix in some vanilla extract if desired, but we are coconut lovers here and just enjoyed the coconut cream as is. I remember eating Christmas pudding with icecream when I was a child (although back then, I cared more for the icecream than the pudding…) – so try this pudding with some vegan icecream if you like :)
For the dried fruits in this recipe, I used roughly equal amounts of sultanas, dates and prunes, but you can use whatever dried fruits you have! Apricots, currants, even some bits of dried apple or pineapple would be lovely! Just make sure they are unsulphured if this is a concern for you :)
- 150ml orange juice
- 1½ cup dried fruits (dates, sultanas, prunes; all unsulphured)
- ½ cup pecans
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¾ cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free if needed)
- To serve: coconut cream, cherries, vegan icecream, etc. as desired
- In a high speed blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until all combined into a sticky dough (if your food processor isn't the greatest, blend the oats and nuts first until fine, then add the remaining ingredients).
- Line a round bowl or pudding dish with baking paper.
- Scoop the sticky dough into the lined bowl and smooth over the top.
- Place in the fridge to set overnight, or up to 48 hours (the oats will absorb the moisture during this time).
- To serve, invert the bowl over a serving plate and remove the baking paper from the pudding.
- Slice and serve with coconut cream, cherries, vegan icecream, or whatever you like :)
I’m sharing this pudding with Kimmy at Healthy Vegan Fridays.
I love reading your comments!
- What is your favourite Christmas dessert?
- How do you like to serve Christmas pudding?
- What dried fruits would you use in this pudding?
Merry Christmas, my friends!