Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls

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Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls

Healthy-Christmas-Pudding-Balls

Can you believe how close we are to Christmas?

Are you excited?

Are you?? I know I am!

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I’m not going to argue that Christmas pudding is probably one of the perfect traditional post-Christmas dinner desserts; However, it does take hours to make it yourself. Of course you always have the option of buying a ready made Christmas pudding which will most likely be full of sugar and additives. I’m not saying you shouldn’t indulge, but if you would prefer a healthier treat that you can make at home in less than 15 minutes, then I’ve got you covered.

These healthy Christmas pudding balls are no bake – or should I say no ‘steam’ since steaming is the traditional way of making these puddings – but rather all the ingredients are thrown into a food processor to blend, shaped into balls and then they’re ready to be enjoyed!

With no added sugar or oil and being both gluten-free and dairy-free, these healthy Christmas pudding balls are the perfect treat for everyone to enjoy with absolutely no guilt whatsoever!

All you need is a mixture of dried fruit, ground almonds, gluten free oats, orange zest, spices and that’s it! You then have the option of decorating them with melted chocolate, dairy free chocolate or you can leave them as they are.

Healthy-Christmas-Pudding-Balls

Healthy-Christmas-Pudding-Balls

Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup soft pitted dates
  2. 1/2 cup dried apricots
  3. 1/2 cup raisins
  4. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  5. 1 cup ground almonds
  6. 1/2 gluten-free oat flour (you can make your own by blending plain oats in a food processor)
  7. 1/2 cup milled flaxseed (or more oat flour)
  8. 1/8 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/4 tsp ginger
  11. 1/4 tsp cloves
  12. 1/4 tsp cardamom
  13. 1-2 tsp orange zest
Instructions
  1. Add all the dried fruit to your blender or food processor. Blend until you have a sticky mixture. You may need to stop in between to scrape the sides down to assist the blending process.
  2. Add in the ground almonds, oat flour, flaxseed, salt, spices and orange zest. Continue blending until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Start shaping into balls. You can make them as big or as small as you like!
  4. Store your healthy Christmas pudding balls in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.
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If you want your healthy Christmas pudding balls to look more authentic, you can dip them in melted dark chocolate then put them back in the fridge for the chocolate to solidify. Once the chocolate has set, you can add a little melted white chocolate on top and decorate with holly and berry sugar decorations. I got mine really cheap from Aldi.

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    1. Thank you Dannii 🙂 It’s all the apricots, cranberries and dates that give them the warm colours inside 🙂 Thank you for sharing 😀

    1. It will last at least a week, although since it’s dried fruit & nuts it should last a lot longer if you keep them in the fridge.

  1. I love how these look from the outside and the inside! They look so soft and delicious! And I really love dates, so will have to give these a try but I’m pretty sure that they won’t look as perfect as yours!

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