Low Fat Fruit Tea Loaf
There is no fat in this recipe, only that from the egg. Experiment with lots of different types of fruits and
find your favourite combo. Raisin and crystallised ginger is popular, as is date and apricot. Bake this whilst cooking
other things in your oven like your roast lunch and this saves on energy.
250g Dried Fruit (anything
300ml brewed tea - Earl Grey is nice
55g brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. mixed spice (optional)
1. Soak the fruit in the tea and sugar so that it
softens and plumps up (4hours is best)
2. Pre-heat the oven to 170oC/325F/GM3 and grease your loaf tin.
3. Add the
beaten egg, flour and baking powder/spices to the soaked fruit and mix well.
4. Pour into the loaf tin amd
bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre.
5. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning
Fruit 'n' Oats Snack bars
Whilst these aren't
low fat or low calorie, they are packed with dried fruit and oats and a far better option than sweets or chocolate. Add your
favourite breakfast cereal in and you'll benefit from the vitamins and minerals in them too.
115g spread (Olive
oil spread etc)
2 tbsp golden syrup
140g rolled oats
55g breakfast cereal (Cheerios, Rice krispies
28g seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, flaxseed)
155g dried fruit (apricots,dates,raisins,cranberries,pineapple)
1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350F/Gas4, grease a deep, non-stick baking tray with a little oil
2. Melt the
spread in a pan and add the sugar and syrup. Mix together the oats, fruit and seeds in another bowl and pour in the melted
mixture, mix well. Add the cereal in and mix well.
3. Spread out in the baking tray and press the mixture down with
the back of a spoon.
4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden. Remove form the oven and score into 12 bars in
the tray. Allow to cool for 10 minutes,beore removing. Don't let it cool in the tray otherwise you'll never
get it out!