Fruit and nut loaf

Of all the fruit and nut loaf recipes, this one by Woman's Day has to be in the top 5. Gluten-free, stuffed with your favourite dried fruits and richly sweetened with brown sugar, it's irresistible.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 1
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Fruit and nut loaf
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup hazelnut meal
  • 1 cup dried fruit medley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • butter, to serve


Fruit and nut loaf
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine sugar, yoghurt, buttermilk, eggs and oil.
  • 3
    Sift flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda onto a plate or sheet of baking paper. Fold into yoghurt mixture with hazelnut meal, fruit and honey.
  • 4
    Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing top. Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden and cooked when tested. Cool in pan for five minutes before diming onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve sliced and spread with butter.

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