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Winter Dried Fruit Bread
a healthy, flavorful alternative to fruit cake!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves

3 Tbsp raw agave nectar
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup soy milk
1 cup apple cider
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

4 cups dried fruit:
figs
dates
cranberries
apricots

 

This truly is a no-hassle bread. It is as simple as creating a wet mixture and a dry mixture and combining them.

Wet Mixture: in a small mixing bowl, combine the milk and cider. Then add the agave and oil and whisk thoroughly. Finally, stir in the vanilla. Set aside.

Dry Mixture: start by sifting the two flours into a large mixing bowl. Then add the spices and the leavening agents. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

Create a well in the dry mixture and simply pour the wet into the well. Stir rigorously until the batter is rather sticky.

Then chop the figs, dates, and apricots into bite-size pieces and fold into the batter along with the cranberries.

Place batter in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and drop on counter a few times, as you would a cake. Bake at 300 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Perfect for spreading some Christmas cheer, top with cream cheese, butter, or a scoop of ice cream and enjoy this healthy decadence! Say good-bye to fruit cake!

Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hrs Serves: 4
Recipe Origin: United States
Submitted by:
Michael Brock
Michigan
United States
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