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Diabetic Friendly Christmas Pudding 

Christmas can be a difficult time when you have special dietary requirements. Especially if your a bit of a foodie like my teenage son who has type 1 diabetes. 

This Cookbook written by Stella Bowling and published by diabetes UK had been a godsend since I discovered it. 

It contains some excellent recipes including this fail safe Christmas Pudding recipe, as well as recipes for Christmas cake and mince pies. 
This recipe is always a hit and you honestly cannot tell that it doesn’t contain any added sugar. Perfect! 

Ingredients 

100g plain wholemeal flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice 

100g soft margarine 

2 eggs, beaten 

1 lemon, grated rind and juice 

2tbs brandy

1 Apple, grated

2 large carrots, grated

100g wholemeal breadcrumbs 

50g chopped mixed nuts 

50g glacé cherries, rinsed and chopped 

175g currents

175g sultanas 

225g raisins 

(Makes 20 servings) 


Method 

In a very large bowl sift together the flour salt and spices. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir well till evenly combined. 

Divide mixture between two pudding bowls (approx 1 1/2 pint) and cover with grease proof paper and then foil. Secure with string. 

Steam the puddings for approximately 4 1/2 hours. 

The puddings will keep for up to two weeks. Not as long as a traditional pudding, but that is because the sugar that would usually act as a preservative has been left out.

If you are looking for some more inspiration to keep mealtimes interesting whatever time of year I highly recommend checking this book out. 

As all the nutritional information has already been broken down for you it also makes carb counting simpler.