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Mandarin Loaf

Mandarin Loaf

Mandarin Loaf

Serves: 6

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 35-40 minutes



3 mandarins
100g butter, softened
1 cup flour
¾ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
1/3 cup plain yoghurt
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon baking powder


½ cup plain yoghurt
Drizzle of honey
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
2 mandarins



Preheat the oven to 180°Cfan bake and line a loaf tin with baking paper                                                                                                                                                          

Using a fork or electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs, yoghurt and milk, stir to combine 

Add the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon and stir to form a batter

Grate the zest of 1 mandarin into the batter. Cut up the segments of 1 mandarin into small pieces and add into the batter. Squeeze the juice of 2 mandarins and add into the batter. Mix well

Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until it turns golden and a knife comes out clear

Remove from the loaf tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely 

Once cool, cut into slices and serve with yoghurt, mandarin segments, honey and cinnamon