Apple and Almond Pudding


Oh my golly gosh! Delicious. A really simple, seasonal dessert using local apples, that won’t give you or your children a frenzied sugar rush before bed! Woohoo. Dairy free, gluten free and free of refined sugars, this is a traditional pud with a healthy twist!

Very tasty with apples, but works equally well with other fruits – try an autumnal version with pears and plums or a tropical one with mango and peach. Sometimes, you’ve just got to eat cake…

Apple and Almond Pudding

IMG_1324This deliciously healthy recipe is super-quick and easy to make. Serve with natural yoghurt or just on its own as a sneaky slice! Yum…


  • 125g maple syrup (or rice syrup/raw honey)
  • 75g coconut oil
  • 125g wholemeal buckwheat flour (if you’re ok with gluten, then plain wholemeal flour works well)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 large eating apples, cored and thinly sliced (pears, plums, peaches & mangos are also good)
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C(160C fan).
  2. Put the maple syrup and coconut oil in a pan on the hob and heat gently until combined. Leave to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, ground almonds and baking powder.
  4. Add the maple syrup mixture to the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
  5. Gently fold the beaten eggs into the mixture.
  6. Cover the bottom of a baking dish (approx 20x30cm) with a layer of apple slices, saving around 1/3 for the top.
  7. Scrape the ‘cake’ mixture over the apples and roughly spread with a knife.
  8. Decorate the top with flaked almonds and the extra fruit slices.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for around 40 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Delicious served hot or cold.

Recipe by Homegrown Kate

8 thoughts on “Apple and Almond Pudding

  1. Di Turner says:

    Yum. I’m going to give it a go this weekend too! I’ll also be making ‘healthy balls’ for next week’s work day snacks from your Energy Bites book (that’s arrived. Yay) Thanks for the inspiration. 🌟


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