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The Best Vegan Malt Loaf Recipes

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether you’ve been inspired by the first episode of this season’s Bake Off or you’ve been wanting to make a plant-based malt loaf for years, you’ve found yourself in the right place. 

How is a vegan malt loaf different from a traditional one? 

The biggest difference is what you’ll use to bind your batter together. Traditional recipes will use eggs as their emulsifier, but a vegan recipe will use something like soaked chia of flaxseeds to do the job. 

Whilst there’s no dairy in the batter itself, it’s common practice to eat malt loaf with a liberal layer of butter on top. It’s an easy swap here, just opt for a plant-based alternative!

Our favourite plant-based malt loaf recipes

Now the good bit, the recipes:

malt loaf and a cup of tea

Photo credit: Matt Pritchard

Simple vegan malt loaf recipe

This first recipe is from Matt Prichard’s Dirty Vegan recipe book, shared by Healthy Living London. It’s a simple and sticky loaf that’s guaranteed to impress. 

malt loaf and a tin of treakle

Photo credit: Glutarama

Gluten-free vegan malt loaf recipe 

For a gluten-free offering, this recipe from Glutarama hits the spot. It’s everything you want malt loaf to be and free from gluten. 

malt loaf in tin

Photo credit: Olive

Vegan banana malt loaf recipe

And lastly, this banana malt loaf recipe is a real winner in our eyes! 

Once you’ve had a go at making your own vegan malt loaf, let us know what you think in the comments section below.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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