- 5 Medjool dates softened in a few tablespoons of hot water
- 500g silken tofu (I like the Japanese kind, less of a ‘soy’ flavour if you get me)
- 1/4t salt
- 1/2t lemon juice
- 10 drops vanilla stevia liquid (or an additional 4 dates with 1/2t vanilla extract instead… it’s what I use for Misty)
- 5-6t cacao powder (however strong you like it)
Blend everything together.
Recipes to follow for the toppings that are pictured. Sorry to be a tease. You’ll forgive me.
I have used this ‘pudding’ in heaps of different ways – But wait! There’s more! It’s awesome as the soaking ‘agent,’ for overnight oats (in place of yoghurt, milk etc) or for a chia seed pudding. I’ve also made a peanut butter and banana version, and an almond butter and jam. All definitely worthy of a YUMMO. I’m thinking it would be wicked knickers on top of pancakes too. Just saying.
The biggest plus is that Misty loves the stuff; I can make a big batch, and we can both happily munch our way through. It would be awesome for all those little gummy monsters out there that don’t yet have the equipment for chowing down on the hard stuff.
So that’s about it. What do you think? Dessert for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner? Or simply dessert for dessert? Whatever floats your boat, that’s what I say.
- 1/4C breadcrumbs (I used millet bread but any bread is fine)
- 1/2C vegetable puree (something starchy works best, I used carrot and sweet potato)
- 1/4C pureed corn kernels
- 3T brown rice flour
- 1/4t curry powder
- 1/8t aluminium free baking powder
- 1/8C sesame seeds
- 1/8C raw cashews
- 1 egg (or 1 flax “egg”)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2t fresh or dried herbs (I used fresh chives and mint)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Heat a fry pan with a little oil or butter.
- Drop teaspoons full of batter in, and cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with a dollop of yoghurt, sour cream or mashed avacado.
Misty is fast approaching the one year mark – woah Nelly, where have those first 12 months gone? Change is constant, babies grow and develop so quickly. I am around him all day, every day though, and sometimes I forget that only a few months ago he was a useless blob that could barely focus his eye balls, let alone feed himself.
Now Misty is definitely his own man. He wants to do things for himself, his own way. A determined little beastie with a developing, discerning palette. We have gone a step up from his basic teething rusks these days… it’s time to upgrade to:
Misty’s Roll Ups:
No, not these. How nasty were these things? I remember pining for them as a kid – my wise Mother wouldn’t buy them for us – I got given one by a friend at school, and it pulled my tooth out (the tooth was loose, but yeesh). Can’t understand how they are allowed to be called “Fruit” Roll-ups? The mind boggles.
- Spreads * See below for ideas
- Vegemite and cheese (Be careful with hot cheese, make sure they are completely cool before giving them to a child).
- Almond butter, cinnamon and dried fruit
- Sugar free fruit preserves with coconut
- Mashed pumpkin and tahini
- Peanut butter and mashed banana (Misty is fine with peanuts, but this is a high risk allergen for some children, proceed with caution)
- Home made chocolate tahini spread (am getting around to posting a recipe, it’s amazing!)
- Miso paste
- Pesto (home made) and goats cheese