Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding Recipe

This pudding is classic comfort food. Individual servings keep the portion size sensible and allow you to really savour every mouthful.


  • cooking oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 90g (approx 1/2 cup) reduced-fat spread
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat spread
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


Step 1  Preheat oven to 180°C. Coat a 12-muffin tin with cooking oil spray.

Step 2  Place dates and water in a medium saucepan and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft. Stir in vanilla essence and baking soda. Allow to cool.

Step 3  Beat together spread and sugar until pale and creamy. Gradually add eggs. Stir in cooled date mixture. Fold in flour.

Step 4  Spoon evenly into prepared muffin tin. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the puddings spring back when touched. Cool in tin for 5 minutes.

Step 5  To make the topping, melt the spread over a medium heat and add the sugar. Cook gently until it thickens a little. Drizzle over the warm puddings. – Healthyfoodguide

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