Gooey grain free chocolate pudding

I love to be inspired by grain free recipes online. Yesterday I was looking for a moist chocolate pudding and came across a Recipe from homemadehealthyhappy.com for self saucing chocolate pudding. <-click here for Recipe I used this as inspiration and changed things slightly.

>Homemade Healthy Happy < has lots more grain free and gluten free recipes on the website. Do go and have a look!

 

My version uses half ground hazelnuts and half ground almonds. I also used processed dates instead of raw honey in the pudding mix.

 

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Recipe

serves 6-8 generous portions

 

250g a mix of ground almonds and ground hazelnuts

40g cacao powder

50g butter melted you could also use melted virgin coconut oil ( I like Lucy bee oil )

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g dark chocolate drops ( I used sainsburys gluten free taste the difference dark chocolate drops )

100g  pitted medjool dates

approx 150ml boiling water – to soak dates

3 large Eggs

 

Sauce-

30g cacao powder

60g raw honey

300ml boiling water

I pre heated oven 165c

I put the pitted dates into a jug and poured on 150ml of boiling water, I left these to soak for about 10 minutes

I weighed out 250g of a mix of ground almonds and ground hazelnuts , about half and half. I ground the hazelnuts myself using my food processor until they resembled flour.

I added the dates and approximately 100ml of the soaking water into my food processor and blended until smooth and like a sauce.

 

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To the dry ingredients I added the processed date sauce, beaten eggs and melted butter and mixed well together.

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I had pre greased a 2 L rectangle ceramic ovenproof container and spooned the mixture in and smoothed flat, to this I sprinkled the chocolate drops evenly over the surface and pressed down slightly.

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In the food processer I added 30g cacao powder and 300ml boiling water and 60g raw honey. I mixed these together for a few seconds.

This is then poured gently on to the surface of the pudding, looks weird but it works!

 

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I baked the pudding in a 165c oven for 50mins, My tip would be to take a look after 40 minutes I left mine a little to long. It should still have a little sauce on top I think.

 

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It is best to serve the pudding straight from the oven , I served mine with a big dollop of clotted cream.

 

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It can be warmed for a short time in the microwave too.

Delicious with ice cream or cream

 

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Hope you enjoy this indulgent chocolatey pudding as much as I did.

Happy baking!

 

Gluten free banana and chocolate chip muffins

Finding myself with an entire bunch of over ripe bananas I decided to find a new recipe to use some of the up. This recipe from Sugarfreemom caught my eye. A recipe for refined sugar free muffins perfect!

Here is the link to the recipe Banana Bread Muffins 

 

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Firstly I put all the wet ingredients in a bowl

I used-

3 ripe bananas

2 large free range eggs

1/2 cup milk ( I used almond milk )

1/2 cup apple sauce homemade

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp honey

I pre heated the oven to 170c fan

I used a hand blender to mix and mash all the wet ingredients together.

 

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In a separate bowl I put

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

2 cups of gluten free SR flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

 

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I stirred the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and added 1/4 cup water

the mixture starts to react to the bicarb and baking powder and expands

to this mixture I quickly added 1/2 cup of gluten free dark chocolate chips

 

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I spooned the mixture into 11 large muffin cases which I had greased well

 

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These went into the oven for 25 mins

They came out golden brown and once cooled came easily out of the muffin trays

 

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I was very impressed with the texture of these muffins. Not heavy, but airy with a bouncy springy texture

these I would say are low sweetness which I prefer and the dark chocolate drops melted inside do help with the sweetness. You could add more honey or stevia as in the original recipe.

 

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Well worth giving these a try, I was very impressed

I think they would be delicious with a hot chocolate for a treat or make a good breakfast alternative.

Happy Baking!

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