The Ultimate Breakfast Loaf Filled With Quinoa, California Prunes, Nuts & Seeds

Want to set up your day with a hearty and healthy breakfast? This loaf does just the trick, and will pair perfectly with your juice, tea or coffee of choice!

Makes: 2Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 20-25 minutes


  • 450 g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 250 ml skimmed milk
  • 50 ml California Prune Juice
  • 6 tbsp mixed seeds & chopped nuts
  • 75g chopped California Prunes
  • 30g cooked, cooled quinoa


  1. Mix the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the middle and pour in the yoghurt, California Prune juice and milk.
  3. Mix together to form a soft dough, it is really important you don’t over mix, just gently bring the dough together.
  4. Add the chopped California Prunes, mixed nuts and quinoa and gently fold into the dough.
  5. Scoop out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a round loaf.
  6. Place the dough on a non-stick baking tray. Using a pair of scissors cut a cross into the top of the bread to approximately half way down the depth of the loaf.
  7. Bake the bread in a pre heated oven 180°C or gas mark 4 for 20 minutes until golden and hollow sounding when you tap the underneath of the loaf.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.