AIP Friendly Christmas Pudding

AIP Friendly Christmas Pudding Recipe

We love Christmas pudding, but then again, who doesn’t? The spiced, fruity smell that fills the kitchen as it bakes, the ice-cream melting over the warm pudding when it’s served – pure happiness. But unfortunately, the traditional Christmas pud doesn’t give us sufferers of autoimmune diseases much Christmas cheer when we eat it.

Because our Christmases are about tradition, we couldn’t have a Christmas dinner without a pudding. So we have created this AIP friendly, low-fructose, low carb version…and trust us, it is a tonne more yummy than what it sounds – and your guests won’t even know it is AIP friendly!

AIP friendly xmas pudding

This pudding can be made up to a month in advance and stored in an airtight container in the freezer. Just defrost it the night before and warm it in the oven before serving.

Serves 8

Ingredients Low FODMAP xmas pudding

  • 400g steamed pumpkin
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Rind of ½ an orange
  • Rind of ½ a lemon
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. rum or brandy essence (optional)
  • 2 tsp. mixed spice (just make sure there is no nutmeg in the mix)
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted


1. In a mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, baking powder and spices.

2. Mash (or blend) the steamed pumpkin until smooth.

3. Add the coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla essence and alcohol essence if you are using it, to the smooth pumpkin and mix to combine.

4. Add the dry spice mixture to the wet pumpkin mixture and combine. As the coconut flour begins to absorb the wet mixture, slowly add water until the mixture has a thin batter consistency.

5. Grease (or line) a pudding basin and place the rind of the orange and lemon at the bottom (this way, when the pudding cooks, the essence of the orange and lemon will permeate the pudding).

6. Pour the pudding batter over the rind and bake in a 150oC oven until, when pierced in the centre, a skewer comes out clean.

7. Allow the pudding to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

 Instead of ice-cream, we like to serve this Christmas pudding with our whipped coconut cream. To make it even more festive, why not add some cinnamon or brandy essence to the coconut cream.

This recipe is part of the Healed by Bacon AIP Friendly Christmas Menu eBook. All of the recipes in our eBook are designed to be AIP friendly, low FODMAP, gluten free, low sugar and low carb as well as being quick and easy to cook. If you would like to purchase a copy, contact us here.