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Sugar free, Gluten and Grain Free Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding!

When we asked our friend Alice from The Whole Daily to share a recipe with us… we never thought we’d get this delightful looking thing. YEP. It’s Sugar free, Gluten and Grain Free Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding! Are we in chocolate heaven? Yes.

We’ve been talking about making a healthy self saucing chocolate pudding for SO. LONG. And now… here we have an amazing recipe right before our eyes! #yay


And now it is time for pudding.

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Emma + Carla

self saucing chocolate pudding

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Sugar Free, Gluten and Grain Free Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Stuff you need
For the pudding
  1. 1 cup buckwheat flour
  2. 2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  3. 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  4. 1/3 cup olive oil
  5. 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  6. 1 egg lightly beaten
  7. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1/4 tsp. bicarb soda
  9. 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar (this activates the bicarb and helps the pudding to rise)
For the chocolate sauce
  1. 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  2. 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
  3. 1 1/4 cups boiling water
Now what
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and boil your kettle.
  2. Mix together all the pudding ingredients until combined into a batter.
  3. Pour into a 20cm (8 inches) baking dish or 4 small ramekin dishes.
  4. Now for the chocolate sauce.
  5. Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  6. Carefully pour the chocolate sauce over the back of a spoon or spatula into the baking dish over the batter.
  7. The chocolate sauce will float on top and as the pudding cooks it sinks to the bottom of the baking dish!
  8. You don’t want to be too rough and break the mix up too much as it may end up with a sloppy texture – so just go slow.
  9. Place in the oven for 20-30 mins depending on your dish size until the center of the pudding is firm.
  10. Now... enjoy!
  1. It’s worth laying a tray under the oven rack the baking dish is on to catch any sauce that may bubble over the side.
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  2. Oh my gosh! I have been looking for an awesome buckwheat recipe for the raw buckwheat I bought the other day! You girls must be mind readers! Quick question … do you make your own buckwheat flour and if so do you soak the buckwheat overnight first? Thanks so much for being a continuing source of inspiration!

  3. It would be great if you could provide the macros and calories for your recipes.

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    Hi Courtney! Yay! Glad we can help! We don’t make our own! Hmm… so we’re not entirely sure! 🙂 🙂 We are so glad to be here as your inspiration!

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    Hi Melissa!
    From our experience, counting calories and being strict on how much protein vs. carbs vs. sugar really didn’t help us on our journey to healthy. We ended up becoming obsessed and eventually getting quite sick, you can read more about that here. (link to:

    Our recipes have the main goal to bring more GOOD to your plate. e + c

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  9. Hi girls, just wondering if there’s any way you can make this sweet, it turned out just like the picture but wasn’t sweet tasting at all, it was almost bitter. I had it with coconut milk which made it creamy.

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    Hey Noa, you may not be used the rice malt syrup, 1/2 a cup is quite a lot. You could swap to honey or coconut sugar for extra sweetness 🙂 That would be extra yummy 🙂

  12. I made this during the week and it was so yummy. My parter loved it too! Will definitely be making it again. Also keeps well in the fridge.

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  14. Very new over here but absolutely loving your recipes so far! Quick question – why is it OK to cook with olive oil in this way – does it not get as hot so doesn’t become rancid like frying? All very interesting…

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    Hi Helen, we would only ever cook with olive oil at a low-medium heat, never a high heat (in oven or pan). And we prefer to not cook with it all, just for delish salad dressing. 🙂

  16. Hi girls,
    Me and my mom made these today, but I dont think we put enough chocolate sauce in the middle. We also made your raw chocolates and we absolutely love them, especially when we put cranberries and orange zest in them. SO, after dinner we will heat up the puddings and cover them with the raw choclates, yum yum. Thank you both for all your yummy things! Im 8yrs old and am off sugar, grains and dairy.

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    Hi Caragh! Thanks so much for your comment! Super glad you love our raw choccy recipe (we love that one too!). The cranberries and orange zest sounds amazing! We want to make another self saucing pudding so we will make sure we add extra sauce to it hehe (more sauce the better!). Great idea about adding the raw chocolate on the pudding! Hope you’re feeling great with no sugar, grains and dairy! Keep us posted on your cooking adventures! xoxox e + c

  18. Hi ya. Am making your dessert as I type this… I am very excited to make this. My daughter had to go gluten free after years of health problems and I struggle to find really scummy things to make .. This looks amazing!! Thank you. So bookmarked your site!!!!

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  22. How is this sugar free? Rice malt syrup contains 3 sugars: Maltotriose, maltose and glucose. They all break down to glucose and they all raise blood sugar levels. And it contains almost zero nutrients.

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    Hey Emma, It’s a refined sugar-free recipe from our good friend. An epic healthier option, better than the regular refined sugar-filled sweet treats. Obviously, you can’t live off food like this and we don’t even suggest to have them everyday… but if you enjoy treats we say enjoy every bite!

  24. I unfortunately can’t tolerate buckwheat either, do you know if it can be made with an almond or coconut flour as successfully?

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  26. I followed this to the letter and it was really bland. It wasn’t sweet or chocolatey like the picture suggested. My husband likened it to baked ass, yikes won’t be making it again!

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    Haha! That’s a hilarious description! If you’re not used to un-sweet treats that might be why! You may have needed some extra sweetness <3

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