“The cakes will keep sweet for many many days if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them. One will keep a traveler on his feet for a day of long labor, even if he be one of the tall men of Minas Tirith.” ~Fellowship of the Ring
Taste a little of that elven magic with our Healthy Lembas Bread Recipe. This is an adaptation of the bread seen in the Lord of the Rings and though one small bite might not last you all day it’s still pretty yummy! We also have a free Mallorn Leaf template that you can wrap your bread in.
(See amounts in printable recipe below. Links are to the exact products I order and use.)
MALLORN LEAF SUPPLIES
- Green construction paper
- Green marker
- Brown twine or raffia
Lembas Bread Recipe & Instructions
NOTE: This bread is a little on the tough side rather than soft and flakey. It is none the less delicious when eaten warm right out of the oven! Though best eaten right away you can keep it for up to three days (unlike the actual Elven bread which keeps for weeks Ü). We suggest heating it a little before eating.
- 2 to 2.5 cups flour of choice
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup honey
- Scant 2 TB chia seeds soaked in ¼ c water (wonderful & healthy egg replacer)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Place your chia seeds in ¼ c water. Let sit for 5 minutes. It will form a gel.
- In a large bowl mash your banana and mix with honey, coconut oil, salt and the chia mixture.
- Carefully fold in the flour. Add a little more if needed. If will be slightly sticky but can still form into a ball. Don't over mix this as it makes the bread tough.
- Make a ball out of the dough and place in the fridge for an hour.
- Take small pieces of the dough and hand form into rectangles approximately 2"x2¼". This fits the larger size Mallorn leaf. You can make them smaller for the medium size leaf. Measure ahead of time to make sure they will fit.
- Place your bread on a greased baking sheet. Using a butter knife make an X about half way down into the dough.
- Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
- Wrap your Lembas bread in your Mallorn leaves if desired.
Roy and granddaughter Alyssa Mae making Lembas Bread.
Mallorn Leaf Download and Instructions
There are two sizes. We used the larger size. There is a green version for printing on regular paper and a white version that you can use as a template for construction paper, which is what we did.