Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics) recipe

By Lorna Brash

  1. Serves 10 (portion size for diabetics)
  2. Ready in 5½ hours
  3. Rating

This no-sugar, diabetic-friendly Christmas pudding will be enjoyed by everyone; the carrots and apples keep it moist and the cinnamon and mixed spice warm it nicely.

tried and tested
Christmas pudding (suitable for diabetics)


  1. 125g plain flour
  2. 125g fresh white breadcrumbs
  3. 125g shredded vegetable suet
  4. 125g currants
  5. 150g raisins
  6. 1 tbsp low-calorie sweetener
  7. 2 tsp each ground cinnamon and mixed spice
  8. 1½ tsp baking powder
  9. 4 large eggs, beaten
  10. Finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
  11. Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  12. 2 carrots, trimmed and finely grated
  13. 2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
  14. 150ml milk
  15. Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. 1. Lightly butter a 1.4-litre pudding basin and line the base with a circle of baking paper.
  2. 2. Mix together the dry ingredients, then stir in the other ingredients until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the basin and cover with a circle of buttered baking paper. Fold a pleat into a piece of foil and arrange over the pudding. Secure with string.
  3. 3. Carefully place the pudding in a pan of boiling water, making sure the water comes a third of the way up the side of the basin. Cover, reduce the heat to a simmer and steam gently for 5 hours.
  4. 4. Turn out the pudding and serve dusted with icing sugar.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 331kcals, 14.9g fat (6.8g saturated), 7.2g protein, 45.4g carbs, 24.9g sugar, 0.6g salt


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November 24

I think that, if I made this recipe well in advance, I would freeze after cooking, the let it defrost before giving it a final steam for an hour.


December 17

I too have made this pudding today and desperately need to know if it will keep until christmas and the best way to store it ? Thanks Debbie


December 14

I have made this pudding and was just wondering how long it will keep for? Thanks nicole


October 24

love to see more diabetic recipies

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