vegan tropical fruit loaf

Vegan Tropical Fruit Loaf

Vegan Tropical Fruit Loaf is part of the #whatsonyourplate link party.

Hello everybody,

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. 

jamie oliver chocolate pots

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. 

banana and white chocolate cookies


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

This Week’s Meal Plan:

Other Food News: 

I love receiving Sophie Hanson’s Monday newsletter by email which is full of lovely food and home ideas.  You can sign up HERE

I’ve been listening to:

The latest episode of Table Manners.  Mother and daughter hosts Jessie and Lennie Ware interviewed and fed Pink to kick off the start of their new season.   This is a light chatty type of interview technique which always brightens my school run.  Check it out HERE
I also loved this episode from Polly Alexandre interviewing Lana Love of Passion Cafe, a popular restaurant in Ibiza.  Lana was so full of love for the food she produces (she has the right surname!), you could really feel her passion coming through the airwaves.  Check it out HERE


Don’t forget to check out the other great blog posts in this link up party HERE to get some more foodie ideas and recipes. 

Thanks to the following ladies for inspiring me to keep blogging and for organsing this link up:

Deb @ The Widow Baddass 

Donna @ Retirement Reflections


vegan tropical fruit loaf recipe

Vegan Tropical Fruit Cake

This fruit cake is light, but super fruity, perfect for a summer picnic or stomp across the hills. Alternatively you can toast it and smother with butter to enjoy with a good cup of tea by the fire on a chilly day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Overnight preparation required 10 hours
Total Time 11 hours 10 minutes
Course cake, healthy, Snack, vegan
Cuisine British
Servings 10


  • 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.
Keyword baking, cake, fruit cake, healthy, healthy snacks, tropical, vegan

If you are looking for some healthy breakfast ideas why not try my overnight oats recipes:

Festive Chocolate, Raspberry, Brazil Nut Overnight Oats

Plum and Ginger Overnight Oats

Carrot and Pecan Overnight Oats

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vegan tropical fruit loaf

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