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Tea bread sliced on a white surface

Easy tea loaf

  • Author: Pip
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


 A delicious fruity loaf cake, moist with rich tea-soaked fruit and a warming hint of mixed spice. This tea bread is fat-free and low in sugar. Delicious served hot or cold.



250ml (9fl oz) hot, strongly brewed breakfast tea

325g (11 1/2 oz) mixed dried fruit

1 teaspoon mixed spice

115g (4oz) white self-raising flour

115g (4oz) wholemeal plain flour

1 egg

low-calorie cooking spray


1. Preheat the oven to 160 °C (fan).

2. Make up the tea and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Put the dried fruit in a large mixing bowl, pour in the hot tea and stir. Leave for another 5 minutes.

3. Add the mixed spice, then pour in both the flours and crack the egg into the bowl.

4. Once all the ingredients have been added, mix everything together thoroughly.

5. Line a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin with baking parchment, or a loaf tin liner, and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the tin and spread out evenly.

6. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 1 hour. The loaf will look browned and well-cooked on top, and will be dense but not doughy inside.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Cakes and Bakes
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: tea loaf, tea bread, healthy tea loaf, easy tea loaf, Slimming World tea loaf.