Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates, chopped into small pieces (heaping)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cups organic coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water and allowed to thicken for a few minutes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Pour the boiling water over the dates and allow them to sit for at least ten minutes.
  2. As the dates soak, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar.
  3. Whisk together the vinegar and non-dairy milk vigorously, till it’s frothy. Add the coconut oil and flax meal-water combination. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ones until just mixed. Drain and fold in the dates, along with the walnuts. Add a splash of almond milk if the mixture is too dry.
  4. Pour into a 9 x 5-inch baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.