Low-fat fruit tea loaf recipe

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  • Low-fat


10 - 12




5 min


9 min

Fancy a guilt-free teatime treat? This fruity loaf is full of health-boosting antioxidants – and it’s low-fat!


  • 1 Darjeeling tea bag
  • 300g (11oz) soft dried fruit such as apricots, prunes or apples
  • 175g (6oz) soft brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 225g (8oz) wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice


  • Grease and base line a 1kg (2¼ lb) loaf tin. Soak the tea bag in 300ml (½ pt) boiling water for 5 mins. Roughly chop the fruit and add to the tea, discarding the tea bag and soak for 2-3 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Mix in the sugar and eggs.

  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice and fold into the fruit mixture.

  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1½ hours or until firm to touch and a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Top tip for making Low-fat fruit tea loaf

Darjeeling tea gives this loaf a sweet, exotic flavour. But it also tastes great made with Earl Grey.

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