Monday 4 November 2013

Apple, Dried Cherry & Almond Loaf (Bill Granger)

Apple, Dried Cherry & Almond Loaf (Bill Granger)

Recipe source :  Adapted from Bill Granger

This is a healthy breakfast loaf. Lots of fruits and nuts. It is easy to bake. No beating or long proofing required. And very tasty too!


50g rolled oats
300ml milk
240g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
80g dried cherries
45g dried mixed fruits
75g soft brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp honey
1 lightly beaten egg
30g chopped almonds

 Mixed dried fruits consisting of dried apples, cherries, raisins and cranberries

 Egg and almonds

Dried cherries

Brown sugar


 Rolled oats


1.  Put oats in a bowl. Pour milk over it and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
2.  Preheat oven to 180 degree C (Gas mark 4 ).
3.  Lightly grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
4.  Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in rolled oats, together with the milk, dried fruits, sugar, cinnamon, honey, egg and almonds.
5.  Pour into the prepared loaf tin. Level with a spoon.
6.  Sprinkle some rolled oats on top.
7.  Bake loaf for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Fresh from the oven

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  1. I love quick bread. This is a healthy quick bread which I happy to eat at anytime! Thanks for the link!

  2. This bread actually looks really Christmassy, with all the nuts and mixed fruits. :)

  3. Hi Doris,

    I agree with Yen... Yours loaf with lots of fruits and nuts looks kind of Christmas-y!


  4. Hi Doris,
    I love quick bread too.It is packed with lots of goodness and energy.
    Yours looks so pretty in the loaf tin. I love how it look wiith it's brown and crack top.

  5. Hi ladies, Thanks for your feedback and comments......yeah my first thought when I cut it was " looks like a fruit cake!"

  6. Texture more like a bread or cake? This recipe seems so easy and tasty!

    1. Hi Thea, The texture is more like bread.

  7. This loaf looks healthy and delicious! Love the combination of dried fruits and nuts!

  8. Hi there!
    I'm in the process of baking this bread but I have a question... Do I drain the rolled oats or do I add the milk to the mixture too?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Cristina,

      You are to add the rolled oats and milk into the mixture. Thanks for bringing this up and I really appreciate it, as it enabled me to clear up vague instructions. I have already amended the instruction in the blog. Thanks again.

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