Sweet Blackstrap Malt Loaf

February 12, 2016

A twist on a classic, this healthy version is made with blackstrap molasses, buckwheat flour and chia seeds – making it vegan, gluten and dairy free! Here’s how I made it:


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 200g buckwheat flour
  • 4 dates
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp of blackstrap molasses (I used @meridianfoods)
  • 100g raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp of of baking powder


Preheat the oven to 160°c (fan) and in a bowl add the chia seeds with 8 tbsp of water, stir and set aside. In a food processor add the bananas, flour, dates and molasses. When the chia seeds have started to form a gel, add to the processor and then blend everything together until a sticky dough forms. Spoon into a bowl and add the raisins and baking powder, stir together and then spoon into a lined loaf tin. Pop into the oven for an hour, leave to cool before eating! The chia seeds make the loaf quite sticky, but this reminds me of the shop style ones – only tastier!

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