Dairy-Free Dried Fruit and Nut Bread
 
 
This easy quick bread is just sweet enough and has holiday appeal. But it's also a great way to use up leftover dried fruit and nuts lingering in your cupboard!
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dried fruit
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, or other nuts
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage
  • 2 tablespoons oil (can sub dairy-free buttery spread or shortening)
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the dried fruit, nuts, and zest, and whisk or stir to combine.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg until frothy. Mix in the milk beverage and oil.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan and even it out. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  6. As the batter rests, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  7. Bake the bread for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Remove the bread to a wire rack to cool for several hours before slicing.
Notes
Mini Loaves Option: Divide the batter between 2 to 3 mini loaf pans. bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.

Orange Glaze Option: In a small bowl, whisk 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh-squeezed, if possible) until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dried-fruit-and-nut-bread