Healthy sticky date pudding with salted coconut caramel sauce
An absolutely delicious winter warming dessert that the whole family will love.
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:
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
1 tin of Ayam Coconut cream
150g pitted dates
Pinch of Murray river salt flakes
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.
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