Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Banana and Blueberry Tea Loaf

I made my first tea loaf the other day, we really enjoyed it. The tea loaf is loaded with fruit and very little sugar so makes a great snack :-) when hubby got back from his trip last week, he took some to work and left me a note " Cake really good, love you, good morning" now thats my kind of note made my day.


  • 3 oz of butter
  • 8 oz of self raising flour 
  • 2 oz of sugar
  • about 1/2 cup of blueberries or fruit of choice dried would work too
  • 2 mashed banana's
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon of honey
  • a handful of chopped walnuts 

  1. grease a loaf tin 
  2. rub the butter into the flour until it looks like bread crumbs
  3. then mix in the sugar, bananas, eggs and honey 
  4. add to baking tin and stir in blueberries level with a knive, and top with chopped walnuts
  5. bake at 325 for one hour until risen and golden brown and a knifes out clean
  6. enjoy 

and the sweet Chef Felisha Wild, who I meet on twitter passed this award on to me :-)

she is super sweet and tweets in Spanish and English I have huge respect for that

Anyone else made a tea loaf ?

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  1. Looks so good! I love the combination of banana and blueberries.

  2. Oh, I like the blueberries in there. I just made a batch of banana but yours is more intriguing

  3. Whoa Rebecca this is exactly the kind of slic eI would love with my tea. I have been neglecting making anything sweet this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I like tea loaves or tea bread and always reduce the sugar as to me the added fruits are sweet enough.
    Yours look good, good combo!

  5. Banana AND blueberries?! Sounds like a delicious combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. This looks like a delightful bread to accompany my afternoon tea.

  7. Banana and blueberries are always fantastic together packed with lots of antioxidants. This is definitely a "feel good" cake. Nice!

  8. Aww your hubby is so sweet :)

    The tea cake looks delicious. Lovely with a cuppa.

  9. Banana blueberry tea loaf looks awesome. I love blueberry and banana in my baked goods.

  10. Perfect this combo very much :)

    US Masala

  11. I love the combo of banana and blueberry. And that note really is sweet!

  12. What a sweet note. =) And a sweet bread!

  13. Sweet note from hubby. I can see why, the tea loaf looked great!

  14. Biren thanks so much
    Renee oh but i wish I could try yours
    foodwanderings oh my pleasure
    cheah thats so true the fruit sweetens it
    cooking creation my pleasure
    fresh local and best :-)
    Zoe so true
    abowl of mush so true perfect combo
    swathi :-0
    aipi thanks
    katie thanks
    Belinda :-)
    ann thanks :-)

  15. I included one of your recipes in my Ash Wednesday blogroll today. Thanks for being so completely fabulous:)

  16. Well that just looks divine!! What a great combo!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  17. Delicioso el bizcocho, me encanta


  18. Just tweeted it!
    Rebecca, this is one unique banana loaf with blueberry tea! And what a coincidence that I just baked some blueberry tea Swiss rolls. You see, foodies minds think alike! ;-))

  19. awww... what a lovely note. The loaf looks wonderful. :)

  20. What a sweet husband, but then you are a sweetie too! :)
    Love the addition of blueberries to the sweet bread.

  21. A very very easy recipe worth to try. That is very you. Easy, easy. :)

    I will try it this weekend.


  22. Can you throw a slice or two over here?

  23. What a wonderful combination, Rebecca. I've been eating bananas and blueberries on my cereal lately so this sounds especially wonderful to me!

  24. How cool is that! Your hubby must be so happy to have this tea cake. As he's not a big fan of bread. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Have a great day!
    Blessings, Kristy

  25. That loaf is so light and loving. I used to make a blueberry tea loaf all the time and got out of the habit. Time to take it up again!

  26. Your hubby is such a sweetie to leave you the note! I like the idea of blueberries in a tea cake. I've always made lemon or cranberry tea cakse. They're great for a snack or with tea too!

  27. Angela aw thanks so much kind of you
    Mary welcome thanks for visiting
    jose thanks
    sushma thanks so much :0-)
    Angie oh I so agree and thanks for tweeting it
    Micheal thanks so much
    Barbara thanks so much
    Sanjeeta :-)
    Mely easy is what I am about as a busy mum
    Sonia :-) my motto
    peachkins sure thing
    Savoring time in the kitchen :-)
    my little space thanks :-)
    and you remembered about the bread he he
    Claudia look forward to seeing it on your blog
    roz oh yum I think I will make a lemon one next

  28. Awesome combo with blueberries and banana.

  29. I just found your blog, I am an aspiring (working my butt off in school) RD, so I love it! This cake looks so wonderful!

  30. Awww....sweet notes really do make one's day! Hope your day today is just as good as that one way.

  31. Hmmm that's making me so hungry now! Thank you for sharing! Ciao from Italy! :)

  32. yuuuuum! i so wish i could dig into that bread!

  33. Looks delicious ~ Perfect with a cup of tea.

  34. thanks Victor
    Meg cool your going to be an RD welcome to my blog
    Roz aw thanks
    Carmella welcome thanks for visiting
    teresa heres a slice for you
    Diana oh so true

  35. Sounds excellent, especially with the addition of blueberries!

  36. this looks delish! and i love the combo of two of my fave types of fruit: bananas and blueberries! :)

  37. I have never made a tea loaf but I think I need to soon! This looks excellent.
    My mom made fresh banana nut bread and I forgot how much I love breads from scratch. Yum!

  38. Looks perfect for breakfast! I'd love it with some tea :)

  39. five star foodie thanks so much
    emily :-)
    Kristen :0) look forward to seeing yours
    victoria thanks

  40. I've never made a tea loaf, but I'm anxious to try this recipe. Looks wonderful!

  41. Yummy! Now that's a winning combo.

  42. I've not heard of tea loaf before - this looks like a nice treat!

  43. Lyn oh hope you try it and thanks for stopping by
    thanks Mariko
    Kristen I was just thinking to make it again he he



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