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Chai Spiced Quickbread

A spiced tea favorite transformed into a soft, frosted, date-sweet slice–this healthy Chai Spiced Quick Bread is the perfect cozy sweet treat! Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free. It’s kind of like a malt loaf. If you don’t need it to be GF you can easily put normal flour in instead of the GF flour, but I would still use the oat flour as it is very tasty.


12 pitted medjool dates
1 cup prepared chai tea
1 1/4 cup oat flour *
¼ cup Gluten free flour
1/4 cup nondairy milk
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cardamom**
1/4 tsp cloves

*You can easily make your own oat flour by blitzing rolled oats in a good blender or food processor.

** I find pre-ground cardamom hard to find and less potent than fresh from a pod. So I took the seeds out of a couple of cardamom pods and, as I have a good blender, blitzed it up at the same time as I did the wet ingredients.




Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.

Pour the chai tea over the dates and soak for 10 minutes.

Blend the chai tea,dates, lemon juice, non-dairy milk, and vanilla on high until smooth.

In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix briefly.

Add the date mixture. Stir to combine.

Lightly oil or line a loaf tin and pour in your batter, smoothing out the top.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool completely before slicing. Keep in the fridge.

Best served spread with butter/vegan spread.


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