Treat yourself to the irresistible taste of our Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pudding! This delicious dessert is not only a treat for your taste buds but is also a healthier option as it is sweetened with xylitol, keeping the sugar content low. The combination of juicy apples, warming cinnamon and a hint of sweetness results in a comforting and filling treat. To add a delicious crunch, we generously top this pudding with crunchy and nutritious pecans. Give in to your cravings guilt-free with this guilt-free, low-sugar, fruity casserole!
- 85g soft butter
- 85g xylitol (we used Total Sweet)
- 125g self-raising flour
- 25g oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 Bramley apple (approx. 280 g), peeled, cored, a quarter grated, the rest diced
- 25g pecans, coarsely chopped or broken
- Greek yogurt or cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4 and lightly grease a 1 liter cake or casserole dish (20 x 16cm).
- Put butter and xylitol in a bowl with flour, oat flakes, cinnamon and baking powder.
- Beat the eggs, add the milk, then beat with an electric mixer until evenly mixed and smooth.
- Stir in all the apple, then scrape into the tin, smooth the edges and sprinkle with the pecans.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the dough is risen and golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Serve with Greek yogurt or cream.
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- baking pan
This Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pudding contains the following allergens:
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers of this Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pudding, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave individual portions for about 30 seconds or until warmed through. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt or cream.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pudding
Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pudding not only satisfies your sweet tooth, but it also offers a number of health benefits. This delicious dessert contains ingredients known for their nutritional value, making it a guilt-free treat. Let’s explore the health benefits of the key components in this recipe:
Cinnamon, a warm and aromatic spice, is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, cinnamon is believed to have antimicrobial properties that may contribute to good oral health.
Apples are packed with essential nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making them ideal for weight control and promoting healthy digestion. Apples also contain vitamins A, C and E, which strengthen the immune system and protect against oxidative stress. The natural sweetness of apples adds flavor to the pudding without the need for excessive sugar.
Not only are pecans delicious, but they also offer numerous health benefits. They are a great source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated fats, which are known to promote heart health. Pecans are also rich in fiber, antioxidants and minerals such as magnesium and zinc. Eating pecans regularly can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, and improve brain function.
4. Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt serves as a creamy and nutritious topping for cinnamon apple pecan pudding. It is an excellent source of protein and calcium, essential for maintaining strong bones and muscles. Greek yogurt also contains beneficial bacteria called probiotics, which support a healthy gut and digestive system.
By combining these healthy ingredients, Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pudding not only satisfies cravings but also offers a nutrient-rich treat. Enjoy this delicious dessert guilt-free while reaping the many health benefits it offers.