I love this recipe, and have used it for years but have never gotten around to blogging it. Perfect for school lunchboxes, picnics, or just a quick bake for an afternoon tea treat, this recipe is SO easy. My family love it, and it's great for filling a gap when there are hungry teens seeking a snack.
You could use dairy free milk to make this loaf vegan, use whatever dried fruit you have in your store cupboard. I've added a little vanilla bean paste or ground cinnamon/ginger on occasion, to give it a different flavour.
5 Cup Fruit Loaf
1 cup rolled oats or dessicated coconut
1 cup sultanas/raisins or finely chopped dried apricots
1 cup light soft brown sugar
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup milk, I used full fat whole milk
Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4/350F. Grease and line a loaf tin, I used a 2lb/900g loaf tin. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together then make a well in the centre. Pour in the milk then mix until completely combined. Pour mixture into your prepared loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out free from crumbs or mixture.