Fruit and Seed Loaf
A deliciously moreish Fruit and Seed Loaf recipe that is Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free and Vegan! It has all the wonderful flavours of seeds, raisins and spices that make a healthy and wonderful version of the old fashion fruit bread. What I love about this recipe is that the flavour and texture profile is so good, that you can eat it without anything on it, untoasted and for days! That is really rare in a bread. Usually, the first day is wonderful when it’s straight out of the oven, but then once you store it, the following day you need to toast it and smother it with spread to taste good. And don’t get me wrong, this loaf is terrific if you do that! BUT you don’t have to, it’s still REALLY good just as is. Which of course means that it travels well, and is a perfect addition to lunch boxes for everyone.
What fruit to add?
While this recipe uses raisins or sultanas, you could substitute any dried fruit as long as it wasn’t prone to burning, like goji berries for instance burns very easily when heated. I’ve used dried blueberries which were lovely, and dried apricots would also be a great option. You could try a variety and see which you like best.
Alternate flavour versions?
Well, this is the wonderful thing about these breads, you can add and subtract flavours for different results. Instead of cinnamon, you could use just vanilla. instead of maple syrup, you could use flavoured honey or coconut sugar to keep it vegan. You could also add some cacao powder for a chocolatey version, and substitute the fruit with some dairy-free chocolate buds. Of course, not as healthy, but very tasty none-the-less.