11 May, 2020

Baking without the basics: 8 tasty egg and flour free recipes

6 Fairtrade bakes without egg or flour
by Mollie Letheren Smith

As the UK’s seventh week of lockdown draws to a close, you may be coming to the end of your quarantine tether.

You’ve completed your 1000-piece puzzle, read every book on your reading list, and finished watching every recommended TV series – you’ve also probably baked a banana bread loaf or two.

And with that in mind, at Fairtrade we think you deserve some variety in your life. We've gathered together some of our favourite recipes, all made with Fairtrade ingredients and without the tricky to locate baking basics like eggs and flour.

Only when you buy Fairtrade products are you are directly choosing to end exploitation of farmers and workers and protect them from the volatile market that the outbreak has created.  

Baking without flour or eggs 

Anna Jones Salted Chocolate Truffles (vegan) 

Anna Jones' Salted Chocolate Truffles

  • 60g coconut oil, plus a little extra to grease 
  • 30g coconut sugar or Fairtrade light brown sugar 
  • 200g raw almond, cashew or hazelnut butter 
  • 200g Fairtrade dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids) 
  • the seeds from 1 Fairtrade vanilla pod 
  • 2 big pinches of flaky sea salt 

Go to the salted chocolate truffles recipe including additional flavour options

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Green tea infused no-bake almond cookies (vegan option) 

Clipper Fairtrade No Bake Green Tea Cookies

  • 50g unsalted organic butter - (use coconut oil for dairy free or vegan) 
  • 1 cup/100g coconut sugar 
  • ½ cup/120ml almond milk 
  • 2 Clipper Organic Green Tea bags 
  • 180g of Whole Earth almond butter 
  • 3¼ cup/280g of quick cooking oats 
  • 2 Tsp of Taylor and Colledge Fairtrade Organic Vanilla Bean Extract 
  • 50g Seed & Bean organic dark chocolate 

Go to the no-bake almond cookies recipe


Anna Jones Sea Salted Chocolate and Lemon Mousse

Anna Jones - choc & lemon pots

For the mousse 

  • 200g Fairtrade dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • a good pinch of flaky sea salt  
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey (Hilltop Honey do a great Fairtrade one) 
  • the seeds from 1 vanilla pod (Ndali Vanilla do excellent Fairtrade vanilla pods) 
  • the zest of 2 unwaxed lemon 

For the quick brittle 

  • 60g sesame seeds, plus extra to finish 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 

Go to the sea salted chocolate and lemon mousse recipe

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Tom Hunt's date and cranberry energy balls

Cranberry and date energy balls

  • 100g Fairtrade mixed nuts (Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.)
  • 50g rye flakes, or oats 
  • 100g Fairtrade dates, apricots or prunes, pitted (find Fairtrade dates on Traidcraft's online store)
  • 50g cranberries 
  • 25g nut butter (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade cacao or cocoa powder (optional)
  • 5 tbsp of either or a combination of: cacao nibs, crushed nuts, hemp seeds, pulse blended to a rough powder for topping (optional)
Go to the date and cranberry energy balls recipe

Baking without flour

Wonderful white cheesecake

White chocolate cheesecake made with Divine's Fairtrade chocolate

Try this tasty white cheesecake courtesy of Divine Chocolate. 

For the base 

  • 2oz (50g) butter 
  • 1oz (25g) Divine 70% Dark Chocolate 
  • 5oz (150g) digestive biscuits, crushed 

For the filling 

  • 10oz (300g) Divine White Chocolate, broken into pieces 
  • 14oz (400g) full fat cream cheese 
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) soured cream 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Go to Divine's white cheesecake recipe


Super simple Chilli and Lime Kladdkaka (Flourless chocolate cake)

Chilli and Lime kladdkaka Seed and Bean

Go to Seed & Bean's chilli and lime kladdkaka recipe


Waitrose's flourless chocolate 'cloud' cake with whipped cream & raspberries

Waitrose chocolate cloud cake with whipped cream

  • 125g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g Fairtrade dark chocolate, chopped into smallish chunks
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade instant coffee
  • 6 British Blacktail Medium Free Range Eggs
  • 175g Fairtrade golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 170ml tub double cream
  • 1 tsp Fairtrade vanilla bean extract
  • 150g raspberries

Go to Waitrose's flourless chocolate 'cloud' cake recipe

Baking without eggs

Try baking these delicious honeycomb peanut biscuit bars courtesy of Tate & Lyle 

Honeycomb Peanut Biscuit bars by Tate & Lyle 

Tate & Lyle honeycombe peanut bars

For the Shortbread 

  • 250g plain flour 
  • 200g chilled unsalted butter (cubed) 
  • 100g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp Fairtrade vanilla essence 
  • Pinch of salt 

For the salted peanut & honeycomb caramel layer 

  • 1 can condensed milk (379g) 
  • 80g butter 
  • 3 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup 
  • 2 tbsp Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Dark Brown Sugar 
  • 80g Fairtrade salted peanuts (chopped) 
  • 3 tbsp honeycomb pieces 

For the chocolate topping 

  • 300g Fairtrade dark chocolate (chopped) 
  • 50g butter 
  • Star shaped sugar sprinkles to decorate (optional) 

Go to Tate & Lyle's honeycomb peanut biscuit bar recipe

See where to buy Fairtrade ingredients

Happy baking! Let us know how you get on, @FairtradeUK on Twitter and Instagram.

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