Introduction: No-Fat, No-Bread, Bread Pudding

About: Hi, I'm Tim. I work on the railways during the day, run a scout troop and have a blog (see above website link) where I discuss my allotment and projects!
No, that's not a mistake, there's no added fat or even bread in this bread pudding style pudding.  There is however couscous - don't switch off though, it's a really surprisingly tasty recipe.

This instructable was a collaboration between myself and Helsbels who is my lovely wife!

Preheat your oven to 180'C or 190'C if you've not got a fan assisted oven.

150g couscous
2tsp cinamon
1tsp mixed spice
350ml Boiling water
2 desert apples or a large cooking apple - peeled and chopped.
4tbsp sweetener
150g sultanas

Big enough pyrex dish.  If you've not got pyrex, use greaseproof paper to line a metal container - not grease!
Chopping board
Measuring jug
Teaspoon and table spoon

Step 1: Dry Mix

The first step is to combine 150g of couscous, 2tsp of cinnamon, 1tsp of nutmeg & 4tbsp of sweetener.

Stir well till the dry mix looks roughly the same colour.

Step 2: Add Water

Add 250ml of boiling water to the dry mix (roughly enough to cover the couscous).  Leave for 2-3 minutes to absorb the water.

When it's all absorbed, add another 100ml!  Leave for another 2 minutes and then (carefully! it's hot!) taste.  If it's not sweet enough, add more sweetener.

Step 3: The Juicy Bits

Add the eggs and stir in as well as possible - if you leave this to the same time you add the fruit, it's a lot more messy!

Then add chopped apple and sultanas.

Stir it up!

It's best to try and overturn your OCD urges to make a lovely flat surface and make it as craggy as you can.  These rifts and valleys will make lovely crunchy bits.

mmm, crunchy cinnamon bits.

Stick in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or till nice and crispy on top.

Step 4: Enjoy

Take out and serve hot n' crunchy.  Delicious and guilt free.  If you're on slimming world the only naughty bits are the sultanas - the apple on the other hand doesn't loose its shape or texture, so you can consider this "sin" free!

Why not also try substituting apple and sultanas with bananas (and a little honey or golden syrup)