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Fruit loaf

Orla Walsh, RD
Orla Walsh, RD
Orla Walsh is a Registered Dietitian, owner of Orla Walsh Nutrition, former performance nutritionist to the Irish Olympic team and regular contributor for the Irish Independent newspaper, RTE and Newstalk FM.
Fruit loaf

Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake to ‘7 a day’ is a healthy target. Why not try this bread as it brings you closer to meeting your target! What’s more, chia seeds, linseeds and oats are a great source of heart healthy, stool softener soluble fibre.


  • 200g oats
  • 100g pecans
  • 100g raisins
  • 6 tbsp linseeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 packet of blueberries
  • 3 bananas (ripe)
  • 2 extra large eggs                                                                   
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chia linseeds

How to make it

  1. In a bowl add the oats, pecans, raisins, linseeds, cinnamon, baking powder and blueberries
  2. Add the bananas, eggs, vanilla extract and chia seeds to a blender. Whizz it all together!
  3. Pour the wet mixture onto of the dry mixture. Mix together and then scoop into a greased bread tin.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 50 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool before eating. Delicious with ricotta and chia jam!

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