Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This makes 2 small loaves, 12 slices each. Chocolate chips (1/2 to 1 cup) can be added to the fruit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350*. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans (8x4).
  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, spices and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in nuts. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside.
  3. Mix baking soda into remaining flour mixture, then beat in buttermilk and eggs. Stir fruit into batter just enough to moisten.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared pans, and sprinkle with reserved flour mixture. Bake about 35 minutes, until loaves test done with a toothpick. Remove from pans and cool on a rack.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Not too sweet with a nice buttery flavor. I used dried cranberries and will try it with chocolate chips next time. A very good "tea" bread.

Outta Here February 11, 2012