A wonderful mixture of fresh and dried fruit.
500g rice or soya flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
Chopped fruit and nuts – choose your favourite combinations (see our ‘suggested combinations’ below)
Place the rice or soya flour, eggs and baking powder in a bowl and mix slowly adding in the cinnamon to taste. Slowly add the soya milk until a thick paste is formed. Add the chopped fresh and dried fruits and nuts
Cook at 150 C for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Banana, strawberry, dried apricots and walnuts
Apple, apricot and almond
Pineapple, cranberry and pistachio
By combining a fresh fruit with a dried fruit you will be ensuring that your loaf is moist. For added texture don’t forget you can always throw in some seeds – pumpkin and sunflower are great examples.
healthy fruit cake
Preheat oven to 170C and line a 22cm cake tin.
Cream together 150g each of pura soy spread and xylitol (sugar substitute also known as Perfect Sweet).
Add 3 beaten eggs and 225g of flour – Doves Farm, wheat and gluten free flour is best.
Add 1 tsp of baking powder.
Add 450g of dried fruit soaked in caffeine free tea and drained
Add 2 tbsp of ground almonds and the zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon (a microplane is the best gadget for zesting!).
Add 50g of whole nuts and fold everything together until fully mixed and transfer into the lined cake tin.
Bake for about 90 mins or until a skewer comes out clean!