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Delicious fruit and nut loaf recipe

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

✦ Beth Torrisi from A Classy Cafe loves baking sweet treats for her family, friends and, of course, customers!

Beth shares one of her grandma's recipes with us for you to try at home - or why not call into A Classy Cafe and have a slice or two with a freshly brewed coffee?

Beth Torrisi, A Classy Cafe Wauchope shares a fruit and nut loaf recipe as featured in Brilliant-Online


2 x cups self raising flour

2 x cups caster sugar

3 x eggs

1 x cup oil

2 x overripe bananas mashed

1/4 cup caramelised apple

1/4 cup caramelised pear

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

1/4 cup sultanas

1/4 cup walnuts

50g butter

2x tbsp brown sugar

2x tsp cinnamon


1. Core and dice apples and pears in small cubes.

2. In a large mixing bowl mash bananas - add cinnamon to bananas.

3. On a low to medium heat melt butter in a pan.

4. Once butter is melted add brown sugar and stir well.

5. Add prepared apple & pears to pan until caramelised.

7. Add caramelised apples& pears, frozen mixed berries, sultanas & walnut to the mashed bananas (fruit & nut mixture).

6. Shift all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, make a well into the center.

7. Add eggs & oil into the well of dry ingredients.

8. Stir well with a wooden spoon until all combined.

9. Add fruit & nut mixture & stir well until all combined.

10. Line a large loaf tin with baking paper, add mixture to loaf tin and bake at 160 degrees for 70mins.

11. Leave in oven to cool for 30min, allow another 30 mins of cooling at room temperature before slicing.

Best served toasted with butter or for something a little more special top with ice-cream, maple syrup and walnuts!

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