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Fruit Nut Loaf

Fruit Nut Loaf‏

A naturally sweet fruit and nut spelt loaf made with spelt flour that is studded with dried figs, apricots, dates and walnuts, it makes for the perfect energy boosting snack or healthy dessert.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Category Baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Autor elle

Ingredients

  • 150 g whole grain spelt flour
  • 250 g white spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries (80 g)
  • 8 dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 6 dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts or pecans (150 g)
  • 500 g Greek yogurt (full-fat)
  • 1/3 cup honey (80 ml)
  • icing sugar, optional, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F / 160°C.
  2. Grease a bread tin (30.5 x 13.5 cm, 1.6 liter capacity) and dust with a little flour. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, salt and baking soda. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until dough is formed. Go ahead and use your hands to fold, push and turn dough until it can be formed into a ball. Transfer the dough into the prepared bread tin.
  4. 4.Bake the loaf in the oven for 45 minutes until the crust is rich, golden brown.
  5. Gently remove the bread from the tin, wrap in clean kitchen towel and transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
  6. For Serving: as a sweet and tasty Christmas bread, dust with powdered sugar once completely cooled. Otherwise, it’s fantastic served thinly sliced with your favorite cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

For Storing: keep wrapped in the kitchen towel, then wrap with a plastic bag.
IMPORTANT! Make sure the bread is fully cooled prior to storing in plastic. We don’t want it sweating!