Apple, Date and Walnut Loaf

A lovely loaf cake that keeps fresh for days.  Nice sliced and spread with butter; even better toasted and topped with ricotta.

Apple, Date and Walnut Loaf (Adapted from Bill Granger’s Everyday)

50g rolled oats

300ml milk

1 tspn cinnamon

250g self raising flour

1tspn baking powder

100g dates, chopped

75g dried apple, chopped

50g walnuts, chopped

75g soft brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

2 tspn mixed seeds

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  • Add the cinnamon to the milk and stir.  Soak the oats in the milk for 20 mins to soften.
  • Sift the baking powder and flour into a bowl then add the dried fruit and nuts.  Stir to combine then add the sugar, egg and milk soaked oats.  Stir until combined.
  • Pour mixture into a loaf tin lined with baking paper.  Sprinkle over the seeds the bake for 45.