Vegan Tropical Fruit Loaf is part of the #whatsonyourplate link party.
I hope you are all well and have been enjoying lots of tasty food – I certainly have!
First up I have been CREATING in the kitchen and have my brand new Vegan Tropical Fruit Loaf recipe to share with you all. It’s super easy but you do need to get it all started the night before you want to bake it.
I love a good fruit cake but sometimes they can be a little heavy in the summer months. I hope you will find my Vegan Tropical Fruit Loaf a beautifully light alternative that is full of fruity flavour. I know it kind of defeats the healthyness of it, but I often pop slices in the toaster to smother with butter! Very yummy with a cup of tea in the afternoon 🙂
I’m also in the taste test process of creating a new recipe for tiramisu breakfast overnight oats. I’ll share the recipe very soon.
I’ve been making Jamie Oliver chocolate pots. I usually make the more ganache type version but this week I made the mousse version. They were a big hit so I will be making them again this weekend.
I also made profiteroles from scratch but cheated by filling them with the squirty cream you can buy in canisters. They were pretty good but the cream was a little too light and airy so it didn’t feel like you got a good mouthful of cream. If I was making them for guests I would use proper whipped cream but my shortcut was fine for a family meal.
I usually bake a cake at the weekend for my kids and husband to snack on during the week. This week it was my Somerset apple cake as I had a few soft apples left at the bottom of the fridge – you can get my recipe HERE
I also made these banana and white chocolate cookies, to use up an overripe banana.
For my morning teas, I’ve been snacking on my date and pecan oat balls – recipe HERE
Here’s my meal for this week to help provide you with some inspiration if you want to take up this helpful, healthy habit. Don’t forget you can download my free meal planning guide HERE
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Vegan Tropical Fruit Cake
- 1 Mixing bowl
- 1 Loaf Tin
- 1 cup dried apricots halved
- 1/2 cup chopped dried figs remember to remove the woody stalks
- 1/2 cup dried chopped papaya
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1 3/4 cups coconut cream
- The night before you are due to bake the loaf, place all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Mix in 1 1/2 cups of the coconut cream.
- Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
- Cover the bowl and place in the fridge overnight
- When you are ready to bake your cake, pre heat the oven at 190C (170C for fan forced)
- Grease and line your loaf pan (10 x 20 x 10 cm)
- Stand the mixture at room temperature for 10 minutes
- Add the remaining coconut cream and mix well.
- Pour mixture into the loaf tin.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Stand for 5 minutes before turning out.
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