Super moist, high in fibre, and using only natural sugar from figs, what’s not to love about this scrumptiously healthy fruit and nut bread?
cuts into 16 slices
1 Hour, 15 Min
WHAT YOU NEED
400ml hot strong black tea
100g dried figs, hard stalks removed, thinly sliced
50g porridge oats
200g self-raising wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts,hazelnuts), plus 50g for
1 tbsp golden linseed
1 tbsp sesame seed, plus 2 tsp to sprinkle
25g pumpkin seeds
1 large egg
WHAT TO DO
1. Heat oven to 170°C and pour the tea into a large bowl and stir in the figs, sultanas and oats. Set aside to soak.
2. Meanwhile, line the base and sides of a 1kg loaf tin with baking parchment. Mix together the flour, baking powder, nuts and seeds. beat the egg into the cooled fruit mixture, then stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Pour into the tin, then level the top and scatter with the extra nuts and sesame seeds.
3. Bake for one hour, then cover the top with foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. remove from the tin to cool, but leave the parchment on until cold.
Note : this will keep in the fridge for one month.