E = Easy Eggfree Dessert! (dairy free & gluten free too)!
Hello and welcome back to my A-Z challenge! Today was a bit of a tricky one to think of, with only eggplant and endive springing to mind (and not my mind either)! 😛
Anyway, I was playing with some ingredients and suddenly this idea jumped out at me! I know!
Most All of my recipes are egg free so why a special post? Well, it’s still Easter weekend and traditionally it is therefore a time to be eating eggs! chocolate eggs to be precise! Not wanting anyone to feel left out and being as I love making DEGF foods, this seemed an ideal time to test something new! As I’d already posted hot cross buns and chocolates, I thought why not make a pudding! and OMGosh this! This ‘is’ a pudding! It was ready before I’d had breakfast so it became breakfast (because it’s healthy)! then I decided I was making something from another blog and while they were setting I just had to eat another slice! This has to be my favourite ‘free from’ dessert to date! I ate it as it was, but I can imagine it would be great with a custard, cream or ice cream 🙂 This is also a very easy recipe once you’ve soaked the oats for several hours (or overnight) as you literally just mix it all together! 🙂
- 100g porridge oats (GF if required)
- 200g unsweetened apple puree
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 30g date syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 150ml unsweetened carton coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 15 (or so) almonds to decorate
- Sprinkle of coconut sugar
- Mix the oats with the apple puree, level, cover and leave in the fridge for at least two hours (overnight is great).
- Add the cinnamon, date syrup, baking powder, milk and xanthan gum to the soaked oats
and mix well to combine thoroughly.
- Pour into a greased dish (mine was 17cm) and level the top.
- Decorate with the almonds, lightly pressing them into the batter.
- Sprinkle with coconut sugar
and bake at Gas 4 (350f / 180c) for 35-40 minutes.
- Leave to cool for 15-20 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.
- Slice and serve!
Serve & Store
- I can’t think of anything to compare this to as the texture is between a cake and a pudding! So, you can eat it as it is or add custard, cream or ice cream!
- Its great warm but equally yummy cold!
- You might want to hide it so that there’s some left for you as this is sure to go walkabout!
- Store covered for 4-5 days (if you can resist it for that long!)