Thermomix healthy sticky date pudding recipe

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While I LOVE sticky date pudding in the Thermomix, I have found that since I have reduced the amount of sugar in my diet I find it too sickly sweet to actually enjoy… until now! I find this recipe is the epitome of what Skinnymixers has always been about for me – turning recipes that we all know and love into healthier, but still as amazing, versions. I don’t think you will miss your ‘old’ recipe for sticky date after trying mine 😉 Love Nik xx

Thermomix healthy sticky date pudding recipe
5 from 2 votes

skinnymixer's Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dessert
Servings: 12


Sticky Date Ingredients

  • 260 g raw almonds
  • 250 g medjool dates seeds removed
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 80 g light tasting olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • 300 g cream or coconut cream for dairy free
  • 80-100 g coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Pre heat oven to 180°C or 350°F fan forced.
  • In a dry mixer bowl, add 130 g or 4.6 oz of the almonds and mill for 9 sec/speed 9/MC on or until finely milled. Set aside.
  • Add remaining almonds and mill for 9 sec/speed 9/MC on or until finely milled. Set aside with the other almond meal.
  • Without washing the bowl, add the dates and chop for 10 sec/speed 5/MC on.
  • Add 150 g or 5.3 oz water and cook for 5 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 1/MC on.
  • Add bicarb soda and mix for 5 sec/speed 3/MC on. Let it sit while you lightly grease either a 12 portion muffin tray or standard cake tin.
  • Add ingredients to date mixture in this order: almond meal. olive oil, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt and mix for 10 sec/speed 5/MC on.
  • Spoon mixture evenly in to prepared dish and bake for 25 mins or until golden brown and a tooth pick comes out clean. This may take longer if you are baking it in a cake tin.
  • When the puddings are cooked, remove them from the oven and in a clean mixer bowl, add caramel sauce ingredients and cook for 8 min/70°C or 160°F/speed 4/MC on.
  • Serve puddings warm with caramel sauce poured over.


You can use normal dried dates in this recipe by soaking them in boiling water first and draining the water off prior to using.
You can replace the nuts with the same amount of Spelt flour or plain flour plus an additional 1/2 tsp Baking Powder.
Egg-free / Vegan 
Replace the 3 eggs with 6 Tbsp Apple Sauce
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 245
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.2g42%
Saturated Fat 7.4g46%
Sodium 256mg11%
Carbohydrates 15.2g5%
Sugar 15.2g17%
Protein 6.7g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Sorry to ask a silly question: Do you weigh the regular dates (can’t afford medjool) before or after soaking? I’m guessing before, but my old recipe says 500g dates, chopped in TM then soaked… thought I’d better check! 😮 Thank you

  2. I’m not a baker and I believe I nailed it. Very impressed with a yummy easy to make dessert. Cooked for 40mins – probably my oven though. Thank you Nik 😍

  3. I’m not a baker and I believe I nailed it. Very impressed with a yummy easy to make dessert. Cooked for 40mins – probably my oven though. Thank you Nik 😍

  4. Fantabulous ! I made these exactly as per the recipe – delicious. Made ahead of time , the cakes and the sauce, and reheated just before serving.

  5. Wow, what an amazing recipe! I was a little reluctant to try it because it wasn’t the “normal” go to sticky date recipe but nonetheless, having every bit of confidence in Nik’s recipe creation, I gave it a go. WOW. Delicious, flavoursome and I looked like a champion to my guests I served it to!! Thanks again Nik for all of your hard work in creating such beauties for us to look so good!!!

  6. Holy Moly this is my all time favourite Skinnymixer recipe. This is the first time I have been able to recreate a family favourite into something grain free that is as good as the original. I made the sauce with cream, xylitol and a tsp of molasses. It made 12 cupcake sized cakes. I was able to freeze these down but did make extra sauce each time as I like a lot of sauce!

  7. Yummmmm! The perfect winter dessert. To cater for allergies, I used egg replacer in the pudding. I used an electric beater to whip them until fluffy before adding to the batter. Coconut cream for the caramel sauce too, and it was a delicious dairy and egg-free dessert!

  8. If you haven’t made this yet…..do it NOW! Absolutely amazing. I can’t go back to making it the traditional way now. Perfect sweetness for me. And even quicker than the old way!

  9. This is delicious. I made as one cake. I’m the only one in the house who eats Sticky Date so after enjoying a piece a day for a couple of days, I portioned the rest and froze. So as not to waste the sauce I also froze but in IceCube trays. Now I just defrost the cake and heat, and have a couple of tasty caramel frozen cubes with it. Sooo delicious. Nik you are a genius!

  10. This is seriously the yummiest and easiest desert I’ve made in ages! Served it up to dinner guests and they thought I was an amazing cook…lol! I substituted the coconut sugar with brown sugar and was happy with the result.

    1. I worked these out to be: Calories:261 Fat: 19 Carbs: 17 Protein: 6. This is only for the puddings, not the sauce. This is for the brands that I used, if each muffin is one serving.

    1. I used ‘Moro traditional olive oil’ as that’s all I had in the cupboard, and mine were perfect!

  11. YUMMY!! Used 50 g coconut sugar and that was sufficient for us, still created a sweet caramel sauce.
    Thanks for great, quick & easy dessert Nik.

  12. Absolutely delicious!! Sticky date pudding is my hubby’s favourite dessert and he loved it and didn’t even realise there was no flour, etc. thanks Nic!!

  13. I’ve just discovered skinnymixers this week. I’ve made the Mexican spice mix, yum, the cauliflower soup, extra yum, but now the sticky date pudding. Holy moly, so yum!! Don’t often have the whole family telling me I’m the best cook in the world. So thanks for that!! Will be buying your books very soon 😀
    Halved the recipe for my family of 4 (with 2 eggs) and reduced thermo times by 1 minute. Took 30 mins in a small casserole dish.

  14. Thanks so much Nikalene!!!
    Such an easy recipe! And so delish! I subbed the sugar for xylitol and 1 teaspion of molasses 😍 and 1 teaspoon of glucomannin (similar no carb thickener to xanthum gum) to slightly thicken the sauce… on cooling… super lowered carbs😉

  15. I made these at the weekend for guests, they needed to be GFand DF, very easy, quick and delicious, I used macadamia oil as I didn’t have olive oil. Thanks for such an amazing recipe.

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