Kims ‘awesome’ Apricot Loaf

  • Kims ‘awesome’ Apricot Loaf
  • Kims ‘awesome’ Apricot Loaf
  • Kims ‘awesome’ Apricot Loaf
  • Kims ‘awesome’ Apricot Loaf
Ranked: 240th

Rated 4.61 out of 5 based on 14 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fine coconut!!!
  • 1 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cups vanilla bean yoghurt (or any flavour)
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-2 Tbls chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tspn vanilla extract (optional)
  • 200 g apricots chopped smallish
  • 3/4 cups mini choco bits (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 170º for fan bake oven.
Grease a medium to large loaf tin or line with baking paper.
Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine well.
In a separate bowl mix yoghurt, milk and vanilla essence thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Note: any flavour yoghurt you have on hand is fine or if none buttermilk is good also.
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in wet mixture.
Fold in until mixed through. Note that it is quite a wet mixture, so if you feel like it needs a little more then add a bit more milk.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, put it on in the centre rack of the oven and bake for about 1 hr 10ish minutes. Best to check from 50 mins and maybe rotate tin in oven (better under than over cooked with experience and feedback!!)
The top should be an even golden brown and it should feel firm and springy to the touch, and the edges should be pulling away from the sides of the tin.
Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing it from the tin to finish cooling.
Slice and serve on its own, or with a little butter (yummy)
If it lasts longer than afternoon tea, store in airtight container.

I also have made this recipe as Muffins. It is nice to pop them in an airtight container (once cooled), put in freezer and take out for lunchboxes as kids love these also. Spray 12 cup silicone muffin pan with cannola oil spray and fill muffin cases ¾ full (this recipe should make approx 20-24). These will bake in the oven for approx 35 minutes, check from 30 mins.
The baking time is what i have had trouble perfecting as I keep baking it it different people’s ovens!!!! Feed back on your best bake time would be great.

In the picture I didnt have any sunflower seeds so I actually used sliced almonds and peach grek yoghurt in this one. This is what is so great with this recipe it is very forgiving and you can alter and still get a yummy loaf that goes down a treat with people!

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  • Yum!

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    by Noni McDonald on 07/12/2012, 13:43
    Noni McDonald
    • thanks!!!!!

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      by Kim Bailey on 07/12/2012, 15:03
      Kim Bailey
  • Awesome every time!

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    by Bonnie Young on 08/12/2012, 12:35
    Bonnie Young
    • Kids Love this as a good afternoon tea snack, fills them up :)

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      by Kim Bailey on 08/12/2012, 13:09
      Kim Bailey
  • Best cook ever.

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    by Stephen McDonald on 08/12/2012, 12:49
    Stephen McDonald
  • Yum! easy and a great snack!!!

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    by Tina Garstad on 08/12/2012, 13:05
    Tina Garstad
    • Thankyou, I have not found anyone who didnt love it and so I normally take a typed up Laminated Copy of the recipe with me it I take it to someone!!!

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      by Kim Bailey on 08/12/2012, 13:08
      Kim Bailey
  • Yum, ESP a fight for the brunches ends

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    by Donna Bailey on 08/12/2012, 13:24
    Donna Bailey
    • My star rankin don’t work, it should b five star

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      by Donna Bailey on 08/12/2012, 13:25
      Donna Bailey
    • try editing your reply???

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      by Kim Bailey on 08/12/2012, 13:28
      Kim Bailey
      • an apricot loaf without apricots?

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        by Helen Minns on 09/12/2012, 07:48
        Helen Minns
        • Just noted and oops amended 200grams chopped up :)

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          by Kim Bailey on 09/12/2012, 15:40
          Kim Bailey
          • *grin* that makes a lot more sense .. shame but I cant imagine this will work gluten free … I may have to play with it.

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            by Helen Minns on 09/12/2012, 16:22
            Helen Minns
          • I would be interested in how you get on if you do. I keep playing around with it each time I make it!!!! I have to actually sit down and try work out the quantities I use for this recipe!!!
            I have sometimes used 2/3 plain & 1/3 wholemeal flour . tried greek yoghurt, buttermilk, or just milk also. every loaf seems slightly different but equally yummy!!

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            by Kim Bailey on 09/12/2012, 16:34
            Kim Bailey
          • ha ha yeah I sit down after the event and ask James “how much did I use? … have I forgotten something?… um .. didn’t I ….?” lucky for me I talk my way along out loud and he remembers lol

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            by Helen Minns on 09/12/2012, 17:15
            Helen Minns
  • Delicious snack. Great shared with a coffee and a friend.

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    by Deb Quested on 09/12/2012, 05:27
    Deb Quested
    • my thoughts exactly!!

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      by Kim Bailey on 09/12/2012, 17:20
      Kim Bailey
  • Most excellent! Not sure what ‘coonut’ is -perhaps an Australian delicacy? Coconut worked a treat though.

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    by Carolynn Tozer on 09/12/2012, 17:40
    Carolynn Tozer
    • typlexia is a curse and I am sure we all suffer occasionally lol … I would sub in coconut also :D

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      by Helen Minns on 09/12/2012, 17:44
      Helen Minns
    • ummmm Coonut! If is just an exclusive expensive difficult to find brand of Coconut!!!! The budget Coconut also works though!!!! Thanks will amend for all……Any other typo’s?? loving the feedback

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      by Kim Bailey on 09/12/2012, 18:05
      Kim Bailey
  • Very yummy and easy to make too!

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    by Tania Lawry on 10/12/2012, 13:04
    Tania Lawry
  • yummmmmmmmmy :)

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    by laura bailey on 11/12/2012, 11:33
    laura bailey
    • Thanks for your comments of Yummmmy-ness!!!

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      by Kim Bailey on 11/12/2012, 21:29
      Kim Bailey
  • Delish. Very easy to make.
    Yum yum yum yum yum :-)

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    by Kim Hanlon on 11/12/2012, 21:51
    Kim Hanlon
  • Wonderful loaf, visually tempting. Very tasty

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    by Cass OBrien on 11/12/2012, 21:56
    Cass OBrien
    • The best bit is the ends of the loaf they are nice and chewy and always a fight to get the end!!!

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      by Kim Bailey on 12/12/2012, 08:30
      Kim Bailey
  • Pretty awesome loaf. LOVE apricots so this is perfect.

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    by Jack Hanlon on 11/12/2012, 22:16
    Jack Hanlon
    • Thanks Jack, my kids love apricots and good way to get them eating something with extra yummy bits in it!

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      by Kim Bailey on 12/12/2012, 08:31
      Kim Bailey
  • Wow! This is great!

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    by Emily Ford on 13/12/2012, 20:24
    Emily Ford
  • I voted based completely on peer pressure. But I know it’s good.

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    by Jenni Bailey on 19/12/2012, 08:23
    Jenni Bailey