Vegan Orange and Pecan Rooibos Teabread

A few years ago the supermarket chain Lidl used to sell some great value interestingly flavoured redbush teabags. As well as the standard Redbush or Rooibos as it's also known there was caramel and orange flavours. My favourite was the orange and this recipe is inspired by the memory of it.

Orange and Pecan Rooibos Teabread


2 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 a teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup of caster sugar
1/4 cup of sunflower or melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of orange extract
2 rooibos (redbush) teabags brewed in 1 1/4 cups (250ml or 1/4 litre) of freshly boiled water
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1/2 a cup of candied peel
2 tablespoons of marmalade

Pre-heat the oven to 350C/ 180F/ Gas 4
Grease and flour a loaf tin.

Add the boiling water to the teabags and set to one side to brew.

Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and caster sugar and mix together.

Add the oil, vanilla extract, orange extract and tea. The teabags will have absorbed a bit of the water so top back up to the original amount. Stir into the dry mixture.

Fold in the chopped pecans, candied peel and marmalade.

Put the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes.

Cool on a cooling rack before removing from a tin.

Enjoy on it's own or with a thin spreading of vegan margarine or coconut oil.


  1. Rooibos is one of my favourite types of tea. There is a rooibos vanilla tea that I especially love.
    This looks like a beautiful tea bread, I am going to try it.

    1. Rooibos vanilla sounds lovely. I've recently discovered a rooibos chai which I really like.

  2. so sad this is your final post! It looks great though

  3. Sounds great, I love rooibos (my favourite tea ever is vanilla rooibos, because it tastes like vanilla cake to me!). I love the sound of caramel rooibos too!

  4. Love rooibos and the teabread looks great; I'll have to try making it sometime! :)

  5. Hi! I nominate you for the Liebster Award during Vegan MoFo! :)

    You can find out more about it at my latest blog post:

  6. That sounds so great! I love a slice of tea bread or two for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

  7. I have a lot of pecans and rooibos tea, that totally warrants making these right?!


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