Microwave Christmas pudding recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian






5 min


5 min
Cook for 2½ mins, leave to stand for another 2½ mins, then cook for a further 2½ mins

Nutrition per portion

Calories 405 kCal 20%
Fat 18g 26%

Give tradition a helping hand with this quick and easy version of the classic pud. Your microwave Christmas pudding can be made on the day and takes just 5 minutes to cook! It’s also gluten and dairy-free


  • 40g (1½ oz) gluten-free plain flour
  • 30g (10z) ground hazelnuts
  • 60g (2oz) dark brown sugar
  • 20g (¾ oz) egg replacement powder
  • ¼ tsp each ground mixed spice and cinnamon
  • 40g (1½ oz) dairy-free spread
  • 175g (6oz) mixed dried fruit
  • 30g (1oz) apple, peeled, cored and chopped, optional
  • ½ lemon, finely grated rind and 2tbsp juice
  • 1tsp golden syrup
  • 1tsp gravy browning
  • 2tbsp brandy
  • 6tbsp soya milk
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • ¾ litre (1¼ pint) pudding basin greased and a disc of greaseproof paper placed in the bottom


  • Mix all the ingredients together. Spoon into the pudding basin.

  • Cover loosely with a piece of greaseproof paper.

  • Microwave on high (calculated for an 800 watt oven) for 2½ mins and leave to stand for another 2½ mins, then cook for a further 2½ mins.

  • Remove the paper. The pudding won’t look fully cooked in the middle, so leave it to stand for 5 mins before turning it out and serving, dusted with icing sugar. Not suitable for freezing.

Top tip for making Microwave Christmas pudding

Serve with Soya Dream - a dairy-free alternative to single cream.

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