Cereal Recipes

    Shredded Wheat Simnel Loaf

    Fancy a twist on a hot cross bun and banana bread this Easter? Try this Shredded Wheat Simnel loaf. Yum!

    Preparation Time
    10 min
    Cooking Time
    50 min
    Cooling Time
    45 min
    Skill Level
    Serving Size


    • 4 Shredded Wheat Big Biscuit
    • 200 ml skimmed milk
    • 2 Overripe banana, mashed
    • 200 g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 80 g sultanas
    • 30 g mixed peel
    • 75 g white chocolate to decorate
    • g packet of Smarties Mini Eggs, optiona
    • loaf tin, lined with baking paper



    • Preheat your oven to 200°C, (180°C for fan ovens), gas mark 6.
    • Crumble the Shredded Wheat into a large bowl and pour over the milk. Leave this to soak for a few minutes.
    • Add the remaining ingredients for the loaf to the bowl and stir together until combined.
    • Pour the mixture into the tin and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes. Check it’s ready by inserting a knife and seeing if it comes out clean.
    • Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out to cool on a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Put the white chocolate into a glass bowl and melt it over a pan of boiling water. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave the white chocolate to cool and slightly thicken for five minutes. Using a spoon, drizzle the white chocolate over the loaf. Decorate the top with Smarties Mini Eggs.
    • When the chocolate has set, you can slice and serve.