Microwave Christmas Puddings

Microwave Christmas Puddings

almond meal + baking powder + eggs + butter + double cream + red currants + raspberries + blueberries + dark chocolate + unsweetened cocoa powder + walnuts + mixed spice + brandy + sugar of choice

A quick take on the traditional Christmas pudding without the carbs and with very little effort. Can be made as one whole pudding or we used 4 x 1 cup moulds. Can be made ahead and reheated. We have served this pudding with the microwave brandy custard (see index). This will add 3g of carbs per serve.

Microwave Christmas Puddings
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Serves: 6
  • 100g almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (40ml) double cream
  • 30g dark chocolate, gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon (20g) butter
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) brandy
  • 1 teaspoon (2g) mixed spice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute of choice or xylitol (16g)
  • 40g chopped walnuts
  • 60g red currants, fresh or frozen
  • 60g raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 80g blueberries, fresh or frozen
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave proof bowl, cool, then add the eggs, the cream and the brandy.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate and add to the mix.
  4. Stir in the chopped walnuts and the fruit. If using frozen fruit, completely thaw first and discard the liquid.
  5. Pour into the mould(s) and microwave on level 6 for about 5 minutes.
  6. Turn out upside down to serve.
Recipe from the new cook book: carbs by numbers low carb recipe options ─ Christmas
by Sandra Dunbar and Meg Pell

Available from all good bookstores (softback); Kobo, Amazon and iTunes (eBook) and at www.carbsbynumbers.com
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 65g Calories: 280.4cal Fat: 23.1g Saturated fat: 6.2g Carbohydrates: 7.7g Sugar: 6.7g Sodium: 417.9mg Fiber: 3.5g Protein: 7.4g Cholesterol: 77.3mg


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3 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    Gorgeous!!! The commercial ones are way too sweet, not nice at all. All those fruits would be sweet enough already, I think. Perhaps I can give this a try.

  2. mjskit says:

    My husband isn’t a fan of Christmas type cakes, but I love them. Thanks for sharing a Christmas cake that I can make just for myself with little effort!

  3. I am always curious about Christmas puddings because we do not make them here, but I have tried once and loved it. Very curious about a microwave version!

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