Orange Coconut Almond Syrup Puddings
The perfect winter warmer dessert for friends and family.
Serves 8 Prep 20mins Cooking 50mins
- 4 Medium Oranges (the juice of 2 and the other 2 cut into quarters)
- 4 free range eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
- 1/2 cup of softened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of Canadian maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 250g of thick vanilla yogurt to serve
- 1/2 cup the juice of the 2 fresh oranges
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 160-180 degrees fan forced. Grease 8 muffin cups you can cut squares of baking paper and fold into cups.
Place the quartered oranges on a microwave sake dish and cover, place in microwave for 8mins or until very soft. Uncover and stand until cool enough to handle. Remove any pips, leaving skin on transfer along with any juice left on the dish to a food processor. Process until pureed.
Add maple syrup, eggs, almond meal, coconut and baking powder, and process until smooth. Pour evenly into prepared muffin tray.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and the centres are just firm to touch. Remove from oven and allow cooling for 5 minutes. Carefully remove from tray and remove baking paper.
To make the syrup, in a small saucepan pour in orange juice and maple syrup, stir together and bring to the boil allow to simmer uncovered for 6-10 minutes until syrup reduces and thickens.
Plate the puddings drizzle over syrup and serve with yogurt on the side.
Enjoy these zesty little treats
What’s in Season?
Citrus growers are well placed throughout Australia to provide exceptional tasting citrus from winter through to summer. The key citrus varieties are navels, valencia’s and mandarins.
Navels are one of the most popular orange varieties and available during the winter from June – October. They are sweet and juicy, rich in orange colour, seedless and easy to peel. They are mainly grown in three southern growing regions – the Murray Valley, the Riverina of NSW and the Riverland of South Australia.
Valencia’s are one of the most common orange varieties, and available from November to February – the summer months. They are deliciously sweet and juicy and ideal for juicing. Valencia’s are mainly grown in the Riverina.
Super food: Oranges
Whether eaten alone as a snack or creatively prepared in a recipe, oranges boast a wealth of nutritious benefits. This juicy and sweet fruit provides over 100% of the daily value for vitamin C making it an immune-boosting super food. Oranges are a good source of B vitamins like B1 and foliate for proper brain development, potassium to maintain electrolyte balance, calcium for healthy teeth and bones, and over 170 antioxidants. When choosing oranges, look for ones that are smooth, firm, and heavy for the highest concentration of juice.