So, after the success of our coffee flan, we decided to make a green tea flan inspired by the classic Japanese matcha pudding recipe.
As our mission here at Foodaciously is to help everyone enjoy the food they love without compromise, we made these creme caramels without dairy products, eggs, and refined sugars. Instead, our puddings are vegan and sugar-free, prepared with silken tofu and erythritol and topped with healthy homemade date caramel.
While the classic flan relies on cooked eggs for structure, we combined the power of tofu and vegan gelatine to get the same result.
Moreover, instead of preparing the caramel with the classic water and white sugar solution, we started from raw pitted dates. We extracted a naturally sweet syrup from them and turned it into a thick caramel. Date caramel is much healthier than the classic version and has a more natural flavour.
Prepared this way, our matcha flans have half the fats, four times fewer sugars, and almost a third of the calories compared to non-vegan creme caramels. We broke down the recipe in simple instructions, so all is left to do is follow along below and have fun!