Spiced Pear and Chocolate Loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Spiced Pear and Chocolate Loaf


  • 150g oat flour
  • 50g almond flour or ground almonds
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Linwoods Milled Flaxseed, Cocoa & Berries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g cooked apples
  • 100g dates, soaked in hot water then drained
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 pears, peeled
    For the glaze -
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cacao nibs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Mix together the oat flour, ground almonds/almond flour, cocoa powder, flaxseeds, cinnamon, cardamom, baking powder in a large bowl.
  3. Place the cooked apples, dates, almond milk and vanilla in a blender or food processor and whizz up until smooth.
  4. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon some of the mixture across the base of the loaf tin. Place the pears stood up a little bit spaced apart.
  5. Spoon the rest of the mixture around the pears to fill the loaf tin.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes until firmed up then leave to cool in the tin. Place on a wire rack once cooled.
  7. Now melt the chocolate and coconut oil and spoon over the loaf around the pears. Sprinkle with cacao nibs - then slice and serve!