Fruit and nut loaf

Current rating: 4 (4 ratings)
Serves 10
Prep 40
Cook 55
This high-fibre, high-protein, low-fat loaf is great for a healthy dessert or afternoon snack. A great treat for entertaining.

Description

This high-fibre, high-protein, low-fat loaf is great for a healthy dessert or afternoon snack. A great treat for entertaining.
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 300mls lite soy milk
  • 240g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150g raisins
  • 75g dried apples, roughly chopped
  • 75g dried figs, roughly chopped 
  • 75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbs natural almonds, roughly chopped, plus extra for topping
  • 3 tbs unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 80mls (⅓ cup) honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

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  1. Place oats in a bowl, pour the milk over them and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the oats and milk, dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, honey and beaten egg.
  4. Mix together well. Pour the mixture into the lined tin, and roughly level it out.
  5. Sprinkle the top with extra almonds and bake for 50 minutes or until loaf is golden brown on top. Cover with foil halfway through baking time if loaf begins to brown too quickly.
  6. Test loaf with a skewer to see if it is cooked through. If not, return to oven for another 5 minutes until the skewer comes out clean. Once done, remove from oven and let cool in the tin before turning out. Serve with ricotta and honey.

Tips

  • Most nuts and dried fruits will work well with this recipe, so experiment with your favourites.

Tips

  • Most nuts and dried fruits will work well with this recipe, so experiment with your favourites.

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