Apple and Raison Tea Bread

This easy to make apple and raison tea bread has a delectable, rich feel to it. The recipe is packed with succulent dried fruit and includes mixed spice to add depth to the flavour. It’s very versatile and works equally well with a cuppa or an apple juice if you’re giving it to little ones.

The recipe for this tea bread is a personal favourite and well liked by all the family, including grandparents and in-laws! It is so lovely and moist and can be served in slices on its own or with a generous slathering of dairy free margarine.

Include a slice of tea bread in your children’s lunch boxes or bring some with you at school pick up as a satisfying after school treat. They’ll definitely love you for it as mine certainly do! My two boys get so excited when they know I’ve been baking again and just can’t wait to try out my new recipes.

Gluten free. Dairy free. Soya free.


  • 225g gluten free, self raising flour
  • 120g dairy free margarine
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 level tsp of mixed spice
  • 90g soft brown sugar
  • 90g of raisons soaked in 2 tbsp of apple juice
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Sprinkling of brown sugar.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  • Butter and line a 900g / 2lb loaf tin.
  • Rub the margarine in to the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the salt, mixed spice, sugar, grated apple and the soaked raisons.
  • Then mix in the eggs and stir well.
  • Pour the mixture in to the lined cake tin and sprinkle with some brown sugar before popping it in the oven.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes to an hour until a beautiful golden colour.
  • I always check the cake with a wooden skewer to ensure it’s cooked all the way through.
  • Turn it out on to a wire rack to cool down.
  • Slice the tea bread and serve plain or with a generous spread of dairy free margarine.


For a slightly different loaf cake recipe, why don’t you try this deliciously tasting, moist Autumn Apple Cake? Great in the Autumn when there are a plentiful supply of apples but also suitable for any time of the year.




Sliced Apple and Raison Tea Bread

Sliced Apple and Raison Tea Bread

Georgina Hodge
Georgina Hodge
About me

My aim is to provide fun, easy and inspirational tips, ideas and recipes for a happy and healthy gluten, dairy and soya free way of life that everyone will love, especially our precious little ones X


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