Sticky Date and Ginger Slice
  • 150g spelt flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 55g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 60g dates, finely chopped
  • 100g blackstrap molasses
  • 110g butter
  • 2cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and have the middle oven shelf ready.
  2. Line a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf tin with silicone paper/non-stick baking parchment.
  3. Place the butter, blackstrap molasses and dark brown muscovado sugar into a small pan and gently melt together. When all melted together leave to cool.
  4. Pour your cooled butter and molasses mix into a large bowl and quickly stir in your eggs until well incorporated.
  5. Next add the dates, grated apple and fresh ginger. Sift over the spelt flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda and gently fold all together until one smooth mix.
  6. Pour into your prepared tin and then place your sliced apple pieces on top.
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes. Or until tested with a skewer and it comes out clean.
  8. Leave to cool on a wire wrack.
  9. This is amazing served in slices or square chunks still warm.
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at