Chai-Spiced Apple and Oatmeal Loaf

This dense apple loaf is perfect for breakfast and even better the next day when the chai spices have had time to infuse.

Makes a 900g loaf:

  • 85g oats 
  • 130g flour 
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves 
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg 
  • 3 tbsp skimmed milk 
  • 3 tbsp honey 
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 Cox, Granny Smith or Braeburn apples, diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Combine the first seven ingredients in a medium‑size bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, honey, oil and egg until well blended. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Fold in the diced apples.
  3. Pour the batter into a well-greased loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.