Jamaican Style Ginger and California Prune Loaf

Sweet, delicious and with reduced sugar – how can you possibly say no to this tasty loaf? This treat provides us with plenty of vitamins, and as such, is a perfect option for a chilly wintery day.

Gut-friendly Recipe

A not too sweet treat that you can feel good about! This delicious loaf contains gut-soothing anti-inflammatory ginger and is naturally sweetened with California Prunes. The California Prunes also act as “prebiotics”, which are substances that promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (175g) plain flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup (75g) black treacle
  • 1/3 cup (75g) California Prunes (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup (75g) dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75g) butter
  • 1 large egg beaten

Gut-friendly, plant-based swap: Make it egg and dairy-free. Swap out milk for a plant-based version (soy, pea), for butter swap in coconut butter, and replace 1 egg with 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp water.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (170°C)
  2. Sift the flour, bicarb and spices into a large bowl.
  3. Measure the black treacle, California Prunes, sugar and butter into a saucepan, heat and gently stir until thoroughly melted and blended (Don’t let it come anywhere near the boil and don’t go off and leave it!)
  4. Using a potato masher, squash the mixture and break up the California Prunes.
  5. Next add the syrup mixture to the flour and spices, beating vigorously with a wooden spoon, and when the mixture is smooth, beat in the egg a little at a time, followed by the milk.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake on a lower shelf so that the top of the tin is aligned with the centre of the oven for 45 minutes or until it’s well-risen and firm to the touch.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out.

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