Weet Bix Fruit Loaf

Weet Bix Fruit Loaf

Weet Bix Fruit Loaf, yes that’s right! You would never guess that the secret ingredients in the cake is Weet Bix would you?  It’s such a quick, easy and delicious loaf that really is made from pantry staples.  My MIL, Mary, made it for us on the weekend & the girls “styled” the photos so it’s a family affair brought to you with love.

As drawn out as our move has been it’s been fantastic staying with Mum in Sydney and the in-laws in the north and being spoilt with other people’s cooking!

Weet Bix Fruit Loaf

This is a one bowl wonder and we love those don’t we?  The girls loved picking the flowers for the photo’s, you can tell we live in the tropical north now!

Weet Bix Fruit Loaf

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C sugar (can go less)
  • 4 Weet Bix, crushed
  • 1 C mixed dried fruit
  • small handful of sultanas
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 C boiling water
  • 1 C SR flour
  • 1 large or small eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees ad grease or line a loaf tin
  2. In a bowl combine the sugar, Weet Bix, dried fruit & sultanas, butter and bicarb soda
  3. Pour in the boiling water and stir well, let stand for 5 minutes
  4. Add the SR flour and egg/s and gently combine
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour
  6. Enjoy with lashings of butter
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/10/weet-bix-fruit-loaf/

Weet Bix fruit loaf

Perfect for morning or afternoon tea and a lunch box treat too.

Any secret ingredient cakes you have to share? How did my mini “food stylists” do?

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20 comments on “Weet Bix Fruit Loaf

  1. Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things
    October 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Beautiful food styling! Great idea using weetbix for baking. I love secret ingredient baking!

    • Vicki
      October 8, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      I love these type of recipes too. x

  2. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    October 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Brilliant. I might try to whip this up for arvo tea and let my girls style a photo too.

    • Vicki
      October 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Would love to see if you do x

  3. Sasha @ From the left field
    October 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Looks delish! I’ve got a ton of Weet Bix sitting here that the girls have decided they no longer want to eat so I’m totally making this gem! And your mini stylists did a top job! xx

    • Vicki
      October 8, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Mine do that with Weet Bix too, no wonder there are so many Weet Bix recipes!!! this is a good one x

  4. Kat - The Organised Housewife
    October 8, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Love one bowl wonders! And using weet bix in cooking is a real favourite of mine. Looking forward to doing some baking on the weekend.

    • Vicki
      October 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      One bowl and weet bix are great aren’t they. x

  5. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    October 9, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Your girls have done a great job with the styling! What a great recipe, will definitely have to try this soon.

    • Vicki
      October 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I can see a future of my MIL’s classics coming to the blog! x

  6. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    October 9, 2015 at 6:15 am

    So since moving to the city of champions, you’ve acquired a recipe developer and a team of food stylists! Go you! This loaf looks awesome, I love sneaky secret ingredients. I’ve got a great gluten free lemon cake recipe on the blog, and the secret recipe is mashed potato. True story.

    • Vicki
      October 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Oh wow I’m off to check that one out – hidden veggies too double win! You make me sound so fancy!!

  7. jayne
    October 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Love Weetbix in cooking! Mum used to make Weetbix slice when I was a kid which was delicious – I am going to share this with her! great styling, simple and elegant! Stopping by via FFF

    • Vicki
      October 9, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Jayne, I do worry what I’m doing to the girls with all this food photography but they had fun. I hope your Mum likes the recipe too!

  8. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    October 9, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Me again 🙂

    As guest co-host I’d like to say a big thanks for linking up to #FabulousFoodieFridays this week

  9. Mum
    October 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Well done Mary and the food stylists! I will be making this one.

    • Vicki
      October 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      It’s a good one Mum! Poor girls are so used to having to wait for the photo before they eat anything these days that they are into the styling now! x

  10. jenny Renault
    June 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    HI I made this easy cake / loaf yesterday is so yummy my granddaughter said.We think so to. THanks

    • Vicki
      June 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you so much for letting me know – it is a favourite and easy is the way to go too isn’t it!

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