Chocolate, Date and Walnut Pudding. Gluten Free and Low Fat too!

9 Aug


Due to my coeliac disease I am always on the look out for interesting and easy puddings.  I am definitely no domestique goddess when it comes to baking so the simpler the better.  I recently came across this recipe which I played about with a bit to make it gluten-free. It also contains only 1.15g of saturated fat per portion. It is sooooooo yummy, especially with some low-fat custard.

You will need:

Low fat spread for greasing

1 tbsp/15g chopped walnuts

2 tbsp/25g chopped dates

1 egg separated, plus one egg white

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp castor sugar

3 tbsp Doves Farm Gluten Free Self Raising Flour

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (check it is gluten-free)

2 tbsp skimmed milk

low-fat custard to serve (optional)


1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees/350f and grease a 2 pint pudding basin. Cover the bottom of the pudding basin with a circle of grease-proof paper.

2.  Place chopped walnuts and dates into the basin

3.  Put egg yolk, vanilla and sugar into a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of hot water. Whisk the mixture until it thickens.

4.  Sift the flour and cocoa into the mixture and gently fold in. Add the milk and keep folding .

Whisk the egg whites until stiff and then fold these gently into the mixture.

5.  Put the mixture into your greased pudding basin and bake for around 40 mins until well risen and pretty firm on top. Run a knife around the edge as soon as you take it out of the oven or it will stick to the bowl.  Transfer to a serving bowl. Best served straight out of the oven whilst lovely and warm but just as yummy cold. Top with some low-fat, gluten-free custard for a real indulgent treat!

If you have any other gluten-free recipes, I would love to hear them so please do share in the comments below.



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