Almost Fat-Free British Tea Loaf

Delish guilt-free(ish) fruit loaf. No oil, no butter - just a bit of egg, making for almost no fat per serving. Nicely sliced and spread with - dare I say it? Butter! [Originally submitted to]

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 loaf pan


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 10 ounces raisins

  • 10 fluid ounces strong hot tea

  • 12 ounces self-rising flour

  • 4 ounces white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Oil a loaf pan.

  2. Combine raisins and tea in a bowl. Steep for about 30 minutes.

  3. Mix flour, sugar, and allspice together in a second bowl. Add the raisin-tea mixture and egg. Gently combine using a rubber spatula; do not overmix. Scoop mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a scale, here are the ingredients in cups: 1 2/3 cups raisins, 1 1/4 cups tea, 2 3/4 cups self-rising flour, and 1/2 cup sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
2g Fat
73g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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