Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf

Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf

Try fooodlove’s dried fruit and nut loaf cake for an easy and flexible bake that’s a treat at any time of day!

  • 20 slices
  • 55 mins
  • 277 kcal
  • VE
Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf

This Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf is a perfect British ‘tea time’ treat. Served up with a lovely cup of tea on a grey and drizzly afternoon, it will put a smile on anyone’s face! This dried fruit and nut bread recipe is, like banana bread, truly more of a cake - although I’m not averse to a slathering of butter on my slice, and I always feel, however untrue it is, that calling a cake ‘bread’ somehow takes away some of the naughtiness!

A no yeast bread with dried fruit is surprisingly versatile. We enjoy it as a sweeter breakfast treat, swapping out toast, a croissant or a hot cross bun for a nice slice. I also wrap it up and add it to my daughters’ packed lunch boxes. I’ll always make sure there’s a good portion left for afternoon tea though - in the mid afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee, it’s a great excuse for a ten minute sit down and a little time to yourself. This loaf cake is truly one of those great hybrid bakes that functions as both breakfast treat and afternoon tea indulgence. It’s a quick and easy recipe that has a distinctly warming, seasonal feel due to the aromas of cinnamon and orange that emanate from the oven whilst it cooks…it’s an Autumn staple in our house!

Ingredients

Tips

Avoid using a mixer. Mix by hand and do not over-mix.

Do not use oil or butter in your loaf tins. Just make sure they’re non-stick and let the loaf cool off before removing it.

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Directions

You will need about 55 minutes to make 20 slices of this recipe, which has approximately 277 calories each. Make sure you have all the ingredients and follow these 6 simple steps. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’d be more than happy to help!

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Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf

This recipe for dried fruit and nut loaf seems so distinctly British. As a Greek, we’d stop for a coffee and a sweet treat in the morning - but in the UK, people seem to just have an endless appetite for ‘afternoon tea’!

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