This week’s meal plan and a recipe for gluten free fruit loaf

this week's meal plan


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This week I thought I would share with you a gluten free fruit loaf recipe, although I didn’t make it gluten free for our family.

Gluten free fruit loaf Recipe


1 cup dried apricots, halved

½ cup roughly chopped dried figs

½ cup dried raisins

½ cup  sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups gluten-free or ordinary self-raising flour

1¾ cups milk

½ cup of chopped nuts of choice (I used walnuts)


Combine the apricots, figs, raisins, sugar, cinnamon and flour in a bowl.  Add 1½ cups of the milk.  Stir to combine and then cover and leave in the fridge overnight.

The next day, bring the mixture to room temperature for about 10 minutes.  Add the remaining ¼ cup of milk and the nuts.  Pour into a greased and lined loaf tin and cook in a preheated oven between 170ºC-190°C.

Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Leave to cool slightly in the tin for about 5 minutes.  Turn out to cool on a wire rack.  Serve sliced, with optional butter.

This passed the husband and children test, so hopefully your family will enjoy it too!

This week’s meal plan:

  • Prawn Pad Thai
  • Sundried tomato and basil stuffed chicken breast, potato wedges and salad
  • Sausage and bean bake
  • Thai chicken and pineapple with rice and salad
  • Pork and hoisin sauce stir fry with rice
  • Beef casserole, jacket potatoes and vegies
  • Glazed chilli fish, rice and steamed veg


I hope you all have a super week.

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