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A delicious and quick fruit bread filled with dried fruit and nuts! It’s moist, healthy, sugar-free, and absolutely bursting with flavor.
This healthy and quick fruit bread is made and baked within one hour! A recipe for all who love a healthy homemade bread but have little time for baking.
What more to say, this fruit bread is simply amazing! It’s homemade, moist, fruity, incredibly delicious, healthy, quick to make, and involves no kneading. Want more? This bread is completely yeast-free and, therefore, doesn’t need time to rise.
Hence, it’s the perfect recipe whenever you are longing for bread – ready to eat on the table within one hour!
Please don’t confuse it with the traditional Christmas fruit loaf. This one is made a little different, contains no sugar, is egg and dairy-free, and can be enjoyed all year round. Tastes delicious with a cup of tea, sweet or savory spreads.
It’s made with dried fruit, nuts, and whole-grain spelt flour and therefore provides you with a lot of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
In short, this fruit bread is:
- Made with Spelt Flour
- Super Easy & Quick
- Yeast Free
- Incredibly delicious
Quick & Easy Bread
But what is the secret of this quick bread recipe? It’s made with baking powder instead of yeast, which makes this bread rise nicely in the oven yet saves you the long rising time you are used to from yeast bread.
Plus, no need for a stand mixer. A large bowl, cup measuring set, spoon, and a 9-inch (25cm) loaf pan is all you need.
Measure, stir, bake, done! Baking bread without yeast is so easy! It’s an excellent recipe for all bread baking beginners and bread lovers with little time for baking! Make sure also to check out this incredibly easy no yeast bread recipe.
Whole Grain Flour, Dried Fruit, Nuts
Thanks to the use of whole-grain flour, dried fruit, and nuts, this bread is not only healthy but also very aromatic.
Another advantage of this bread recipe is that it is super adjustable. You can choose between spelt, rye, and whole wheat flour. Or even a mixture of all three. It doesn’t matter which flour you choose, go with the one you have at home or like the most.
But I absolutely recommend using two parts of whole grain flour and 1 part of regular flour. Whole grain flour contains more nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber and makes for very aromatic bread.
Same rule applies to the dried fruit and nuts! You need about 1 ½ cups of mixed dried fruit and nuts, so throw in your favorite ones to accommodate your taste or use a premade trail mix.
It tastes delicious with:
- Dried Mango
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Golden Berries
- Dried Figs
How To Make This Fruit Bread Recipe
This step-by-step guide will help you along the way – definitely recommended if you’re a baking beginner!
The exact quantities and everything else you need to know for the recipe can be found in the recipe card below.
- Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
- Add flour, baking powder, salt, dried fruit, and nuts in a large bowl.
- Mix using a spoon.
- Pour in apple cider vinegar and sparkling water.
- Stir until just combined (you don’t have to knead this bread). → The dough should be wet and sticky!
- Grease a 10inch (25cm) loaf pan with one tablespoon oil and pour in the wet dough. Optional: Sprinkle with rolled oats.
- Bake for 50 minutes until golden brown. Let it cool on a rack for 10 minutes, remove from the pan, and wait until completely cool before slicing.
How long does it stay fresh? For 2 days if packed in a clean tea towel. → It becomes very soft if stored in a plastic bag. Therefore, the tea towel is the better option, unless you are going to toast it anyway.
Can I freeze this bread? Of course! Freeze it in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. → You can slice the bread before freezing and thaw single slices in the toaster.
Can I use tap water? Absolutely! The sparkling water helps to activate the baking powder and makes the bread fluffier! Don’t worry if you only have tap water, it works too.
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- 2 cups (220 g) whole grain spelt flour or whole wheat flour, whole grain rye flour, or a mixture all three
- 1 cup (130 g) spelt flour or all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 ½ cup (170 g) dried fruits & nut mix trail mix or mix of choice, see notes
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ cup (360 g) sparkling water or tap water
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
- Add flour, baking powder, salt, dried fruit & nuts in a large bowl and mix using a spoon.
- Pour in apple cider vinegar and sparkling water and stir until just combined (you don't have to knead this bread).
- Grease a 10inch (25cm) loaf pan with one tablespoon oil and pour in the wet dough. Sprinkle with rolled oats (optional).
- Bake for 50 minutes. Let it cool on a rack for 10 minutes, remove from the pan, and wait until cool before slicing.
I was looking for a bread to make with mincemeat and came across this recipe. I traded out the 1 cup dried fruit with mincemeat and it turned out great. Probably a little more moist and spiced than the original recipe. But I was shocked at how good this recipe was without eggs and much of any added oil. My kids enjoyed it as well . Thank you for your creativity! I enjoyed this recipe and will make it again when I have dried fruit on hand.
Aline Cueni says
So glad to hear, Ann Marie! That was a very creative move from you! 🥰
substituted 1C flour with half and half coconut and almond flour. Added a handful of mini choc chips and sprinkled coconut on the top. It’s dense and am glad I added the chocolate to give a flavour lift
Aline Cueni says
Hi Ellen, using coconut and almond flour for this bread recipe definitively changes its texture. 😉