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Now I just love a good fruit loaf for breakfast but if you use yeast it takes time and planning. This is a lovely no yeast fruit loaf, perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. Best of all it’s very easy and takes just over 1 hour to make. I use dried berries and cherries in my loaf but it would be equally good just with raisins.

Quick Fruit Loaf


370g plain flour

2½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g caster sugar

pinch of salt

170g dried fruit such as raisins (I used cranberries, blueberries, cherries)

2 eggs

280ml buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

50g unsalted butter, melted


Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment.

Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl then stir in the sugar and fruit.

In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and butter.

With a wooden spoon, mix the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour. The loaf should be golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean.

Turn the loaf out onto a wire cooling rack and leave to cool completely before slicing.

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Awesome, next weekend I’ll try to do it. Thanks for you work.