Vegan & Gluten Free Christmas Pudding

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    Christine Meehan

  • November 22, 2022

  • Intermediate

A tried and tested vegan and gluten free recipe for a delicious Christmas pudding that will go down a treat.

Vegan & Gluten Free Christmas Pudding
  • Servings

    8 PEOPLE


  • 250 g mixed fruit such as Sultanas, Currants, and Raisins

  • Zest & juice of 1 large orange

  • 1 apple grated

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • Generous amount of brandy

  • 60 g coconut oil (¼ cup)

  • 4 tbsp agave syrup

  • 120 ml of unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 150 g ground almonds

  • 150 g gluten-free flour

  • 2 tsp heaped tsp gluten free baking powder

  • ¾ tsp gluten free baking soda


  1. Place the mixed fruit, orange zest, grated apple, ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice, agave syrup in a bowl and add generous amount of brandy, until everything is roughly covered.

  2. Keep covered in the fridge for around 24 hrs.

  3. Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave.

  4. Once melted, add milk to the same bowl along with the lemon & orange juice, vanilla, and ground almonds.

  5. Sift in the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

  6. Add the dried fruit mix, adding a tiny splash of more milk if it seems too dry.

  7. Grease a medium sized pudding bowl and transfer your mix.

  8. Cover this with a circle of baking paper then tinfoil and tie with string to secure.

  9. Place bowl in a pan and fill up with cold water to halfway up the bowl.

  10. Place a lid on the pan and bring to the boil.

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