If you know me, you know I LOVE simple recipes. I get a special thrill when I can make something with only a few ingredients taste just as delicious as all those crazy complicated recipes you see in gourmet cookbooks.
And that thrill is even greater when I’m making a dessert that’s sugar-free.
I love dessert, but traditional dessert doesn’t love me. I just don’t feel my best when I eat sugar, or even too much of various sweeteners such as maple syrup or agave.
So I’m always experimenting with simple desserts that are sugar and even sweetener-free.
Carob pudding is one of my favorites. And it’s so healthy, you could even have it for breakfast.
The only “sweetener” is bananas. And tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, makes it rich and creamy.
This recipe is great for kids as well as adults since it’s caffeine free (because it contains carob instead of chocolate).
You can buy carob either raw or roasted. Either way, will work in this recipe.
Here’s the unbelievably simple recipe:
Yield: 1 cup, 2 servings
- 2 bananas, broken into 2 or 3 pieces
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries, to garnish
Put all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the S-blade and process until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the work bowl with a rubber spatula. Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired. Stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, Carob Pudding will keep for 2 days.
So if you want a quick dessert that’s sugar-free and ridiculously delicious, try this pudding!