Chilled Carob & Banana Pots – Vegan

This is a simple chilled pudding that is fast and easy.

I like carob, not as an alternative to chocolate, but as a flavour in its own right. It’s rather like a mixture of coffee and chocolate and worth trying.

Some brands are more expensive than others and some are actually quite pricey; I get Cotswold Carob Powder, which is currently £1.50 for 250g from Goodness Direct.

Chilled Carob and Banana Pots

Ingredients

  • 1 pint / 568ml non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 US Cup cornflour
  • 1 tbsp carob flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds (or chopped mixed nuts)

Method

  1. Slice the banana and place into the bottom of four dishes.
  2. Measure out your pint of milk in a heatproof jug then pour most of the milk into a saucepan, leaving a small amount left in the jug.
  3. Start to heat the milk in the saucepan, keep an eye on it.
  4. Add the carob and cornflour to the remaining milk in the jug, and mix well to form a thin paste.
  5. Once the milk is nearly boiling, pour back into the jug, whisking well to blend.
  6. Mix in the maple syrup, vanilla and salt.
  7. Pour the milk and carob mixture back into the saucepan and heat again, stirring continuously until it thickens and becomes glossy.
  8. Pour the mixture over the bananas in the dishes then sprinkle over the chopped nuts.
  9. Chill until cold and set.

 

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