Weight Watchers Recipes

The Easiest Fat Free Moist Tea Loaf


  • ▢380 g dried mixed fruit Fairtrade available
  • ▢50 g golden caster sugar Fairtrade available
  • ▢1 egg large, beaten, organic available
  • ▢225 g self-raising flour Self-Rising (US) organic available
  • ▢150 ml hot tea traditional black tea, Fairtrade available


  • Place the dried mixed fruit & sugar in a large bowl and pour over the hot tea. Give it a quick stir to dissolve the sugar, cover it with a plate, and leave overnight.380 g dried mixed fruit,50 g golden caster sugar,150 ml hot tea
  • Pre-heat the oven to 170°C/340°F/gas mark 3. Add the beaten egg and sieve in the flour. Fold the mixture together with a spoon until it is all mixed in.1 egg,225 g self-raising flour
  • Transfer the mixture to a standard 2lb loaf tin, lined with a standard 2lb loaf tin liner. Place on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes. To test if it’s ready, insert a fork into the middle of the cake, if the fork is clean – ie no mixture is stuck to it, it is cooked through. You may need an extra 5 minutes.
  • Leave it on a wire rack to cool. Cut into slices to serve. It’s also lovely spread with butter.


Varying the recipe

This is a perfect Everyday Fruit Cake but it’s easy to add some additional flavours. Make sure to keep the overall weight of dried fruit etc to 380g / 13oz or your tea loaf will not be moist.

  • Spices – add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or All Spice
  • Deluxe – add some finely chopped nuts or glace cherries. You don’t need to soak the nuts or cherries overnight, just add them along with the eggs and flour
  • Orange zest– add the zest of one orange to the fruit and tea mixture
  • Dried Cranberries – add a slightly tart flavour


A Tea Loaf will keep very well stored in an airtight container in your cupboard for about 2-3 weeks. If it starts to go a little dry, you can spread it with butter. It also freezes well. To freeze it, wrap it up well to prevent freezer burn. It will keep for about 6 months. De-frost your tea loaf at room temperature for about 4 hours.


Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

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