Sticky Toffee Pudding


Sticky Toffee Pudding

A plate of warm sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate treat. There’s something about the sweet and sticky texture that is so comforting, especially when it’s super chilly outside. This classic dessert recipe already involves lots of dates which are naturally sweet so it was super easy to whip this refined sugar free alternative up in no time! The drizzle of toffee sauce finishes it off perfectly.

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Preheat the oven to 160°c/325°F/Gas mark 3.

Put the just-boiled water and dates in a saucepan over a medium heat, and simmer for 4 minutes. Whizz the dates and liquid in the food processor for 2 minutes, then add the eggs and oil/butter and blitz again. Gently fold in the spelt flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices until fully combined.

Grease a 900g loaf tin with coconut oil or butter and spoon the mixture in. Place a bit of tin foil over the top of the dish. Pop it in the oven for 35 minutes. For the last 5–10 minutes take the foil off so the top gets a good roasting.

For the toffee sauce, put the coconut sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and leave to bubble for 2 minutes.

Pour in the coconut milk and pinch of salt and stir well. Once mixed, pour the sauce into a jar and leave to cool and thicken slightly.

Once the sticky toffee pudding has cooled, pour the toffee sauce over and serve with yogurt or ice cream.


  • Kate Robinson

    Hi, I have Get The Glow and just made the sticky toffee pudding in that book. Very disappointed because in the book it says 1Tbsp of bicarbonate of soda which made the pudding inedible! I’ve looked online and there are different versions which say different things. Love the recipes but this one unfortunately did not work.

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hey babe, try using 1 tsp instead xx

  • Maria P

    Hey, just wondering if I could replace the dates with anything (no raisins or other dried fruit though)? thanks!! x

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, dates give the sponge it’s sticky texture, you could try molasses, maple syrup or golden syrup. xx

  • Madeleine Shaw

    Hi babe, you can use any gluten free flour for this recipe xx

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