Fabulous Fruit Loaf

Fabulous Fruit Loaf

This Fabulous Fruit Loaf is great for lunches and snacks and keeps in an airtight tin for up to 2 weeks or can be frozen. This recipe can also be adapted to suit gluten free cooks!

  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates, firmly packed
  • 1 cup water
  • 50g butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup runny honey
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup Healtheries Ground Linseed
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup Healtheries Stabilised Wheatgerm*
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice

*For a gluten-free loaf: substitute 2 cups of Healtheries Gluten Free Baking Mix in place of the flour and the wheatgerm used in this recipe.  Check your baking powder is gluten free.


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C fan bake (160°C regular bake).  Line the base of a 20cm x 10cm loaf tin with baking paper and grease the sides.
  2. Place dates in a medium pot with water, butter, sugar and honey.  Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes then take off heat and stir in baking soda and ground linseed.  Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the other dried fruit and eggs.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix until mixture is just combined.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared loaf tin.  Smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until risen, golden and set. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out.

Serving Suggestions

This loaf is delicious served warm from the oven for a tasty snack on its own or with a scraping of low fat spread.

Nutritional Information

Average Quantity per Serve

Energy 1110kJ (265Cal)
Protein 5.8g
Fat, Total 8.8g
- Saturated 2.8g
Carbohydrate 40.7g
- Sugars 30.4g
Dietary Fibre 5.8g
Sodium 188mg