Autumnal fruit loaf

This is a delicious afternoon treat and will stay moist for days (if you don’t finish it) thanks to the fruit content.

Makes 1 loaf


  • 140 butter
  • 250 self- raising
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 50 nuts
  • 50 chocolate chips
  • 50 milk
  • 2 pears
  • 200 blackberries
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Orange zest


Preheat the oven to 160C
Butter and line a 18cm x 9cm (5.5cm deep) loaf tin
Core and chop the pears into 2cm chunks
Add the flour, sugar, butter and spices to a food processor and blitz until combined
Add the chocolate, orange zest and nuts and blitz for 15 seconds, just to break them up
Transfer to a bowl and add all the other ingredients and combine well
Pour into the prepared loaf tin a bake for 75-90 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a skewer comes out clean, with only moist crumb, no batter
Leave to cool and enjoy!