On Friday night we were having a relaxed night at home & we just felt like a treat. Before my real food pledge, I would whip up a chocolate self saucing pudding that my mum taught me to make using standard processed baking ingredients. I wanted to re-create that tradition using real food ingredients, so I put my thinking cap on & threw some ingredients together to make these little puddings. Everyone loved them & told me that they tasted even better than the old pudding I used to make, so it is a winner! And what makes this dessert even more of a winner is that it is gluten, grain & sugar free.
This recipe is quite quick & easy. It will make 12 little puddings. You can freeze them for another time if that is too many at once, or it is perfect for a dinner party.
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 cup of water
1 cup almond meal
1 cup dates
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon bicarb/baking soda
100 grams of butter or coconut oil
- In the cup of water, soak the chia seeds for approximately 15 minutes
- Preheat the oven at 180/350 degrees
- In the food processor place the almond meal & dates. Whiz until the mixture is fine
- Place mixture in large bowl, add the cacao & bicarb, stir until combined
- Add the wet ingredients – the jelly like chia seeds in water, melted butter/coconut oil & eggs, mix until combined with a whisk
- Greece a muffin pan & pour the mixture into the pans, place in oven
- Cook for 12 -15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean
- While the puddings are cooking you can make the sauce below
INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE
10 medjool dates
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
2 tablespoons cacao
1 cup of water
DIRECTIONS FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE
- In a sauce pan, place the pitted dates in 1/2 cup water
- Simmer gently for 3 minutes
- Add the butter/coconut oil & cacao, gently simmer for a further 3 minutes adding more water as needed
- Place the simmered mixture into the food processor & blitz until smooth
- You may want to add a little more liquid depending on how thick or runny you want your sauce
- Serve warm sauce over the puddings & enjoy!
Meet Mackenzie, she is three years old & loves chocolate pudding! Check out that little twinkle in her pudding loving eyes!
Caralee, thanks so much for this recipe! I tried it last night and it was extremely yummy!
That is great news, I love hearing that people actually try my recipes! 🙂 We also had it last night because my family can’t get enough of it! Luckily the recipe makes lots of puddings.
Yes so pleased it covers dessert for several days! I’ve also never used chia seeds before – but I loved the crunch they added!
This sounds so good. I can’t wait to try it! It looks fairly easy tpp
Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how you go with it, I would love to see a picture if you make it. Cx