Thursday, 25 January 2018

Vegan + GF 'APPLE PIE' MILLET PUDDING




2017 was a year of millet in my kitchen. I have finally learned how to make it work for me, making it the core of my vegan diet. I make my breakfasts with it, my desserts, delicious vegan burgers and many more. I don't know if a more all-purpose product exists!
Millet is rich in B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and calcium. It contains high levels of fibre and proteins. It is just awesome!

If you're a fan of an apple pie, you have to try this recipe! It is a comforting, yet healthy, guilt-free and cruelty-free, creamy pudding. And gluten-free, just to throw in some more of '-free' names!



INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE MILLET LAYERS:
- 3/4 glass of millet,
- 2 glasses of water,
- 1 banana,
- 1 date (I always use the Iranian fresh dates, but you can use any you wish).


FOR THE 'APPLE PIE' LAYERS:
- 4 medium-sized apples,
- water,
- maple syrup,
- cinammon (optional- I usually serve it to the adults, not to my baby).



DIRECTIONS:

FOR THE MILLET LAYERS:

You can cook millet two ways. Choose any that suits you, but never skip the preparation. Without it, your millet will be bitter.

FIRST WAY:  Toast it in a dry saucepan, stirring it regularly until you can smell the nutty aroma. Do it over a medium heat and be careful not to burn the millet. Then add two glasses of water, cover your saucepan with a lid and cook over low heat until the water is fully absorbed (usually 15-20 minutes). You can also cook it without the lid over medium heat.


SECOND WAY:Put your millet in a strainer. Rinse it thoroughly with a boiling water, and then with cold water.
Put it in a saucepan, add two glasses of water and place a lid on it. Cook it over a low heat until the water is fully absorbed (usually 15-20 minutes). You can also cook it without the lid over medium heat.


Meanwhile, you can prepare your apple sauce.


Once the millet is cooked, it needs to be blended. Put it in a blender, add the banana and the date.
You really want your pudding to have a creamy consistency, so blend all the ingredients thoroughly.


FOR THE 'APPLE PIE' LAYERS:

Wash, peel and dice the apples. Pour a little bit of water in the saucepan (just to cover the bottom of it) and add the apples. Cook them over a low heat until soft (10-15 minutes). Then simply mash your apples with a fork.





SERVING:

I like to serve it in layers, adding a cinnamon and maple syrup on the top of each applesauce layer. Add as much, as you like :) For my son, I simply serve it in a bowl, and I mix the apples with millet. I do not add cinnamon nor maple syrup for him because banana and date add enough sweetness to his liking.


Enjoy!






Let me know if you have tried this receipe! And what is your favourite dessert x

















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15 comments

  1. This looks amazing and one for me to try on my gluten free vegan hubby who doesn't get much in the way of desserts as I am not very imaginative in the Kitchen

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    1. It is so easy to make and it is absolutely delicious! x

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  2. That looks yummy and sounds very healthy. I'd never heard of millet before and had to Google it. Not sure how widely available it is in Portugal but I'd certainly give this a try if I can find it!

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  3. Oh wow these look delicious and I love anything with Apple in. Yum! - UnconventionalKira x

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    1. Thank you! It tastes even better than it looks :)

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  4. This looks fantastic and a great way for coeliacs to be able to enjoy some apple pie

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  5. I am a sucker for apple pie so I would definitely given this vegan option a try

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    1. Awesome! let me know if you liked it x

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  6. Looks fantastic, love the sound of it tasting like apple pie

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! It tastes like an apple pie, but it is healthier and quicker to make :)

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  7. Oh this looks delicious and we always have too many apples each year!

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  8. This looks delicious. I would love to try some :)

    Thanks for stopping by The Wednesday Blog Hop.

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