Malt Loaf


Malt Loaf – I love this. ┬áRich, dark, sticky and filling. My PT recommended Malt Loaf as a good way to get some carbs in whilst keeping the fat down.

I bought some from the shop and smiled as it brought back childhood memories of my Mums healthy lunch boxes.

The shop bought was good but a bit “claggy” in that it stuck to my teeth and roof of my mouth. So resolved to make my own and here it is. This has gone down a storm with my neighbours, friends and clients.

This recipe requires a little prep the night before you cook.

This loaf makes 10 thick slices

Macros per 100g:

Calories 213, Fat 1.48g, Carbs 44.65g, Fiber 1.11g and Protein 4.56g


  • 90g Raisins
  • 90g Sultanas
  • 225ml Hot English Breakfast Tea
  • 5 Tbsp Malt Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Black Treacle
  • 85g Dark Muscavado Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 225g Self Raising Flour
  • 50g Spelt Flour
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

You will need:

  • Pre heated oven 150C Conventional / 130C Fan
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Scales / Measuring Jug and Spoons
  • Spatula
  • Foil Lined Large Loaf Tin
  • Cooling Rack
  • Do this night before you make loaf

    Measure out your boiling water in jug

    Add teabag and make strong team

  • Add 1 Tbsp of the malt extract to hot tea and stir in

  • Add raisins and sultanas

    Stir in and leave overnight to soak (or at least 8 hours)

  • Following day:

    Add sugar, treacle and rest of the malt extract to the soaked fruit and tea.

    Mix in well

  • Beat in your eggs

  • Add your flours and bicarbonate of soda

    Mix in until well combined

  • and looks like this

  • Pour malt loaf batter into prepared loaf tin

    Pop it on middle shelf of pre heated oven

    Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes – 1 hour 15 minutes until risen and skewer comes out clean in test

  • Leave the malt loaf to cool in tin on a cooling rack

    Once cool, turn out, serve and enjoy

    This keeps well in an airtight container


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