This Grain-free Christmas Pudding Mug Cake is a great recipe to have on hand if paleo or gluten-free guests turn up to your Christmas gathering.
It is also quickly made if you want to have your own grain-free Christmas pudding alternative. This is what I am doing, as my diet is now gluten-free.
If Christmas Spices aren’t your favourite flavour, then try my Grain-free Double Chocolate Mug Cake recipe.
If you can’t get Mixed Spice, find an empty jar and make your own simple version by combining:
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon allspice (pimento)
1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
Other ingredients you may like to add to the pudding to vary the flavour:
1 TBS coarsely chopped nuts,
1/2 tsp vanilla extract,
1/2 tsp orange zest, and/or
If you are interested, I am now gluten-free for the following reasons:
- I find that if I omit gluten from my diet then my arthritis symptoms subside. Arthritis can be due to inflammation in the body and obviously, gluten seems to inflame my body in some way.
- I want to avoid commercially grown wheat, as so much is now sprayed with glyphosate (aka. Zero or Roundup) before harvesting. Trace amounts of glyphosate remain in the wheat and I don’t want to ingest even trace amounts of a herbicide that can interfere with the delicate balance my gut flora. Click here if you want to read more about it.
As sugar cane can also be sprayed with glyphosate, I search for organic molasses and rapadura (unrefined cane sugar aka jaggery or panela).