Before you panic about the long ingredient list, let us assure you that these are super easy to make. Celebrity chef, Pete Evans raw, paleo, dairy free Christmas puddings will let you indulge this festive season without the added guilt and inevitable weight gain.
“Christmas is a minefield of food temptations along with offended relatives and instant questioning about your ‘diet’. Holidays with family and friends doesn’t have to mean scale shock at the end of the break,” says Pete Evans, CEO of The Paleo Way.
Preparation time: 25 minutes (plus 10 – 15 minutes chilling time)
Cooking time: 5 minutes
60 g dried figs
2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
50 g ( ½ cup) flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons dried sour cherries
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
100g dried apricots
250 g medjool dates, pitted
170 g ( 1/3 cups) almond meal
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
raspberries, to decorate
100 g cocoa butter, chopped
100ml coconut cream
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Spoon the icing over the puddings and refrigerate for 10–15 minutes until the icing is firm. Decorate the puddings with the raspberries and serve.