Fruit Loaf, 9p a serving, Meal Plan 1


Fruit Loaf, 9p a serving, Meal Plan 1

A lovely, slicing fruit loaf. Use any dried fruit you have. Cuts into 10 slices at 9p a slice

Fruit Loaf

250g self raising flour
190g raisins
125g sugar
125ml vegetable oil
50ml milk
1 egg, beaten
Put some oiled greaseproof paper in the bottom and long sides of a 2lb loaf tin
Heat the oven to 180 fan
Stir all the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl/jug, stir  the oil and egg together.  Combine the two and pile into the lined loaf tin
Bake for 50-60 minutes until a skewer comes out clean

Cuts into at least 10 slices (when cold, very difficult to cut when still warm, which is when my DP tends to want it – he is so impatient J)


The dried fruit can be absolutely anything that you want to use
A bit of orange or lemon zest would be lovely
How about a tsp of cinnamon, or mixed spice
Replace some of the flour with a bran based cereal. I had some stale bran flakes for instance and used them up nicely in one of these
If you have any, wholemeal flour is delicious in this

Per serving, 10 slices
Calories  305, Protein   4, Fat  13, Carbohydrate 43
Cost       9p per serving

This is from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list

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  1. Lesley

    I’m sure water would work fine. If I wanted something non-dairy, but not water, I would use one of the milk substitutes – e.g. almond or oat, or some coconut milk

  2. Chloe

    This looks so simple, I’m excited to try it. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to dairy – might I be able to use water instead of milk? Or can you recommend another alternative?

  3. Julie

    Fruit loaf is lovely so easy

  4. Lesley

    hmm, maybe cook it a for a little less time, or maybe a little more milk in the mix

  5. billy

    Hi just tried the fruit loaf,very tasty but a little dry what am i doing wrong?

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