Pumpkin fruit loaf (refined sugar free)
( MAKES 23cm loaf )
There’s plenty of pumpkin around and the pumpkin pie and fruit loaf recipes in recent issues reminded me to make my favourite Bite fruit loaf. It’s free from refined sugars but still nice and sweet thanks to the apple juice, honey, dates and pumpkin. It’s also dairy free. I slice this and keep it in the freezer for packed lunches. Alter fruit and nut choices to suit.
- Preheat oven to 180C. Combine apple juice, dates and sultanas, bring to boil and simmer for three minutes. Cool.
- Mix in cooked, mashed pumpkin and egg, then combined flour, baking soda, mixed spice and walnuts.
- Pour batter into a lined 23cm loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.