Healthy sticky date pudding with salted coconut caramel sauce

An absolutely delicious winter warming dessert that the whole family will love. 

 This Date loaf is delicious with a caramel sauce, or great in lunchboxes on it's own. 

This Date loaf is delicious with a caramel sauce, or great in lunchboxes on it's own. 

I have ALWAYS loved Sticky Date pudding. But, so many sticky date puddings are full of sugar, white flour & things I no longer eat. The other night I was craving some, so I decided to give this recipe a go. It was a huge success. So successful in fact, that I'll be making it again tonight. Do yourself a favour & make it for your family - they will love it! I'd love to hear what you guys think of this. Please share your feedback and pics with me on Facebook & Instagram using #healthfulliving - I love to see your creations!!

Recipe for Sticky Date Pudding with Salted Caramel Coconut Sauce:

Ingredients

Pudding

200g pitted dates (I love the pesticide free dates from I Am Foods

300g boiling water

2 tsp bicarbonate soda

60g grass-fed butter, softened

1 tsp natural vanilla extract

2 free range eggs

170g White or Wholemeal Spelt flour OR Almond Meal for GF option. 

2 tsp of Baking powder

Small pinch of Murray River salt flakes

Sauce 

1 tin of Ayam Coconut cream

150g pitted dates

Pinch of Murray river salt flakes

Method

Pudding

Line a 22cm loaf tin with baking paper

Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan bake. 

Finely chop dates with knife or in Food processor/Thermomix

Place boiling water into Thermomix/food processor & let sit for a minute. Blend on a medium speed until a thick paste has formed (Thermomix speed 4, 10 seconds). 

Add Bicarbonate of soda & mix on a low speed until combined (Thermomix speed 2, 4 seconds). 

Set aside date mixture & clean your bowl.

Insert your beating attachment (butterfly for Thermomix) & add your butter. 

Mix until it is creamed (Thermomix 10 seconds, speed 4). 

Keep machine on & add eggs one at a time, whilst beaters are still turning. 

Remove your beating attachment & add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl.

Mix on a low speed until everything is combined (Thermomix 6 seconds, speed 4). 

Add your date mixture back into the bowl & mix on a low speed until all combined (Thermomix 10 seconds, speed 4). 

Pour mixture into lined baking tin & bake for 45 minutes until golden brown & a skewer comes out clean. 

Place on cooling rack once out of the oven. 

Sauce: 

Place all ingredients into food processor or Thermomix & blend on high speed until all combined & it resembles a thick creamy sauce. Heat this sauce gently & serve with a slice of your pudding. Serve with whipped coconut cream or double cream for those who can eat dairy. 

Enjoy xx Kristen