Special Festive Pudding

Let’s celebrate this new year with some delicious pudding. You don’t have to sacrifice sweets this new year only because you are diabetic. This high-fiber pudding is rich in minerals and vitamins. You can even store it in the fridge for up to a week.


  • 1 Small Banana
  • 1 Unpeeled Apple, grated
  • 50g Oats powdered
  • 30g Wheat flour
  • 1/2tsp Baking powder
  • 10g Sunflower Seeds
  • 10g Pumpkin Seeds
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 25g White Raisins
  • 20g Black Raisins
  • 10g Orange peel candied and lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger or Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Oil to coat the dish
  • 20g Glace Cherries – chopped (+5 left whole to top)
  • 10g Whole Almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4 and boil the kettle.
  • Put all the dried fruits and spices into a bowl, mix thoroughly and add 50ml boiling water. Cover and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Brush the oil around a 1-pint pudding basin. Arrange the whole cherries and whole almonds on the bottom.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the banana and mix in the grated apple, carrot, oatmeal, flour, baking powder, zest, and seeds.
  • Add the fruits, spices, and water they were soaking in, mixing everything together well. Spoon into the pudding basin.
  • Cover with pleated greaseproof paper and foil, and wrap tightly over the basin.
  • Stand the basin in a deep oven tray with 5cm of water in it (this is called a bain-marie). Bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the bain-marie and cook for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, but leave covered. Allow cooling a little before serving.