Happy Holidays! Gluten-free Date Pudding with Persimmons

Hey my lovely groks, this will be the last post of the year. My present to you: A delicious, gluten free, Paleo friendly dessert.

date pudding

It’s sweet and rich, but not overwhelming. The persimmons give it a nice peachy, buttery flavour to balance. You’ll need a processor or a very strong arm for this!

You will need:

  • 2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 2 ripe persimmons, peeled/de-pitted and diced
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (about 3T) and 2 T reserved
  • 1 t ginger powder
  • 2 T maple syrup

Step one:

Blend the dates and raisins together until they’re a thick, somewhat chunky paste. Add the eggs, ginger, coconut flour 1/4 c butter and 1 T maple syrup. Blend.

Step two:

Preheat the oven to 425.

In a saucepan, lightly saute the persimmons in the remaining butter so they brown a little. Turn down to a medium heat, simmer until soft. Mash or blend to your desired consistency.

Bake pudding in your desired mold – I used a loaf tin. I couldn’t find a pudding mold. 🙁

Serve hot, with sauce spooned on top. Yum!

Have a wonderful holidays, and a happy new years, from Strangekitty Cooks!

 

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  • Simply Shari’s

    Glad to know you can use butter on a paleo diet. I assume it must be clarified, correct?

    • Nionvox

      Most interpretations of Paleo include butter as natural fat (rather than dairy) as it generally doesn’t contain much, if any lactose. I myself follow a less strict plan – I still eat some forms of dairy anyway. You could substitute clarified butter, though.