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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.

a slice of fruit bread next to a knife

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! 

a fruit loaf on a table

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:

  • Sugar-Free
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Made with Spelt Flour
  • Super Easy & Quick
  • Yeast Free
  • Moist
  • Incredibly delicious
two sliced fruit bread on two blue plates

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
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
healthy spelt bread filled with dried fruit and nuts

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.
fruit bread recipe step 1
  • Mix using a spoon.
  • Pour in apple cider vinegar and sparkling water.
recipe step 2
  • Stir until just combined (you don’t have to knead this bread). → The dough should be wet and sticky!
recipe step 4
  • Grease a 10inch (25cm) loaf pan with one tablespoon oil and pour in the wet dough. Optional: Sprinkle with rolled oats.
recipe step 5
  • 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.
recipe step 6

Recipe FAQ

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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📖 Recipe

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Fruit Bread

A delicious and quick fruit bread filled with dried fruit and nuts! It’s moist, healthy, sugar-free, and absolutely bursting with flavor.
Author : Aline Cueni
4.50 from 18 votes

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Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :50 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Servings : 15 Slices
Calories : 183kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Dried Fruit & Nuts: Mix and match whatever dried fruits and nuts you like or have at hand. I love a mixture of almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, mangos, and physalis. Dried figs and walnuts are delicious too. Feel free to use a premade trail mix.
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.
Flour: This bread recipe is highly adjustable. Feel free to use whole-grain rye or wheat flour instead of spelt flour. 
Keeps fresh for 2 days if packed in a tea towel.
Or freeze half of the bread right after baking for up to 3 months. → You can slice the bread before freezing and thaw single slices in the toaster.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 4 stars
    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

    1. Hi Ellen, using coconut and almond flour for this bread recipe definitively changes its texture. 😉