Gluten free sticky date loaf with caramel (dairy free) butter

Jacqueline Alwill

Brown Paper Nutrition

If you love dates and love caramelly flavours then this one has your name lathered alllllllllll over it my friend. I made it gluten and nut free (with the exception of the caramel butter but up to you if you want to make it to go with) so it’s a bonza snack for lunch boxes, taking to work to share with friends, or you know just making it for you and popping it sliced up in the freezer for a yummy treat! Recipe below…. Jacq 😚

STICKY DATE LOAF WITH CARAMEL (DAIRY FREE) BUTTER 

Gluten free : Dairy Free : Nut free (option)

Serves 10

Heat oven to 170c. Combine 250g pitted dates with 200ml water, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda and pop on low heat on stove to simmer and soften until the water is almost all absorbed. Stir throughout cooking. Once cooked set aside to cool slightly. In a large bowl whisk together 1/4 cup coconut oil or melted butter, 1/2 cup @mayversfoodtahini, 1/4 cup maple syrup and 2 eggs until creamy. Add 1/2 cup buckwheat flour, 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder and cooked dates then mix to combine. Pour into a lined 12x24cm loaf tin and place in oven to cook for 45-50 minutes, test with a skewer to make sure it’s cooked through. Cool in tin for 20 minutes then remove and pop on a rack.

Whilst cooling you can make a CARAMEL BUTTER if you like by whisking together 2tbsp @mayversfood almond butter, 1 tablespoon nut milk with 1 tbsp maple syrup until smooth. Smear onto date loaf and enjoy!!!!

+This is a collaborative post with Mayver’s Food. All thoughts and opinions expressed are the authors own.