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Walnut and Carrot Pudding with Banana Custard

If you want a highly nutritious meal in a pudding, then this Walnut and Carrot Pudding with Banana Custard is the recipe for you.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Lunch
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 carrot
  • 20 g crushed walnuts
  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 pouch of South Australian Gourmet Food Company Banana Fruit Custard with Added Fibre
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash and peel the skin off the carrot.
  • Grate carrot into small pieces.
  • In a microwave safe container add the banana fruit custard, self-raising flour, crushed walnuts, carrot, and honey. Combine well.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle over cinnamon and enjoy
Keyword Custard, High Fibre

Add a serving of vegetables, healthy fat and protein to your day!

by Ashleigh Feltham, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist

Walnuts are a great source of protein which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Protein is also needed to make and repair all the cells of your body. It is also a good source of omega-3 fat which is polyunsaturated fat. It’s needed for your brain to function, as well as keeping your heart healthy along with your arteries and eyes.

As an anti-inflammatory fat, it may also reduce your risk of chronic diseases like type two diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Each pouch of South Australian Gourmet Food Company Banana Fruit Custard with Added Fibre gives your body 10.9g of dietary fibre. This provides a sustained energy release and prevents a sugar crash soon after the meal.

More than 50% of children and more than 70% of adults in Australia are not meeting their daily fibre requirements for health.

These delicious custard pouches make it much easier to achieve your recommended daily amount of fibre, and this walnut and carrot pudding with banana custard is a great way to increase your fibre intake.

Carrots offer a great source of vitamin A which is needed to optimise your immune system function, as well as looking after the health of your eyes. Carrots are a good source of fibre as well as antioxidants to fight off free radicals and potassium, which is needed to regulate healthy blood pressure.

 

Carrots are also a good source of vitamin K which is needed for normal blood clotting and plays a role in keeping your bones strong. Flour is a good source of B vitamins which are needed to create energy from the food you eat. If you want a highly nutritious meal in a pudding, then this Walnut and Carrot Pudding with Banana Custard is the recipe for you. We’ve more meal ideas on our recipe page.

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Learn more about fibre with a Nutrition Australia fact sheet.