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Recipe: Low Fat Fruit Loaf

Baking and cooking is a good way to learn a new skill and to prevent boredom.

Pre-workout snacks and meals need to provide energy to fuel your session and should therefore be high in carbohydrates.

For post-workout snacks and meals, combining protein and carbohydrates has been shown to be more effective for recovery and repair.

Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ozcan Esen, and Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc(Hons) students have helped put together some recipes that you can try making at home!

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See below for our low fat fruit loaf recipe.

Low fat fruit loaf ingredients to make eight servings

  • 260g of wholemeal flour
  • 350g of dried mixed fruit
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 mug of strong black tea


  1. Place the mixed fruit into a bowl and cover with a strong mug of tea. Leave covered overnight to soak.
  2. The following day, preheat the oven to 160C and grease a loaf tin with parchment paper.
  3. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and add the mixed spice.
  4. Remove the tea bag from the mixed fruit if you haven’t already.
  5. Add in the brown sugar to the fruit and mix, then add in the eggs, then pour the flour.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for around an hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

Nutritional information

  • Calories (kcal): 210
  • Carbs (g): 43
  • Protein (g): 5
  • Fat(g): 2

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