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Fruit Malt Loaf

Fruit Malt Loaf – this easy malt loaf recipe comes together in just minutes. Filled with dried fruit and a touch of dark ale. Delicious served warm out of the oven with a hot cup of tea!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: dried fruit, malt, quick bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Lora


  • cups flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons malt
  • ¼ cup dark ale
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried plums chopped (or raisins)


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Butter and flour the parchment paper (or spray with baking spray or olive oil).
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the flours, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Whisk together.
  • In a small pan, melt the butter. Add the honey and the barley malt syrup. Stir it around gently.
  • Remove from the heat, add the dark ale, whisked egg and the chopped dried plums (or raisins).
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir together with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms.
  • Spoon and smooth into the loaf pan, sprinkle a handful of oats on top, and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the loaf pan.