How to make rye and date loaf

28 Jun 2022

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Recipe for Rye and Dates Loaf by Chef Cynthia Louise

This is not really a scone. It's a wonderful Rye & Dates Loaf. I found this recipe to be super easy cause there was no kneading required. A few general tips here to remember. Make sure the coconut yogurt you're using is not sweetened or flavoured.

The dates I used were a mix of dried and medjool dates, why both? I ran out of medjool and had a ton of dried ones on my shelf so I mixed it up with both. Allow it to cool before you cut it up, though it is nice and warm. The maple and coconut yogurt is a MUST drizzle when you go to have a slice.

I hope you're doing well, I am doing great here in Bali, super happy with my life and career. I do miss my mum back in Oz and have not seen my son for over two years. It's been quite the journey not being able to jump on a plane when I want. Anyways, here's to your health and heart.


400g wholemeal rye flour

1 cup almond meal

1 tsp baking powder

150g medjool dates, ripped into pieces

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1 cup coconut yogurt

1 cup coconut milk

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp baking soda


Preheat your oven to 200C.

Mix the rye flour, almond meal, baking powder, coconut sugar, and a pinch of salt.

Add dates into the dry mix and put aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the coconut milk, lemon juice, baking soda, and coconut yogurt. As you mix, it will bubble up a little and that’s what you want.

Using a knife, mix the dates and the dry ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix and continue to combine with a knife.

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

On a floured surface. gently bring the mix together and shape it to a long flat log.

Transfer it to the tray.

Pre-cut the loaf and sprinkle it with flour.

Bake the loaf for 20-25 mins, putting the tray in the upper part of your oven.

Once it's ready, let it cool down.

Serve with maple syrup or jam and coconut yogurt.

Chef Cynthia Louise

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chavonne4 MONTHS AGO
How delish!!!! Cynthia- what can I Use to replace almond flour ….? Many thanks
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chefcynthialouise3 MONTHS AGO
Hi Chavonne! You can use any gluten free flour :) I hope you like them!
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chavonne1 MONTH AGO
🀩 πŸ’—πŸ¦‹πŸ’πŸ’•πŸ™πŸΌ Thx you! Brilliant!