Fruit Cake Bread 1

Fruit Cake Bread

Serves: 8

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! We are one week away from Christmas! How is that holiday shopping coming along? πŸ™‚ I still have a few things left to get, but I plan on finishing today! I don’t want to be near any shopping areas come the end of the week! On another note, last week I mentioned taking a rest day because I had a weird pressure on my left glute…..well, that pressure has turned into a full-blown pain. I went to the chiropractor on Friday and I have a strain in my piriformis. It isn’t pretty either. I have been onΒ  a “no cardio” plan all weekend. If you know me at all, then you will know that I recommend not being anywhere near me when my running is taken away from me! haha Yes, you should feel bad for the boyfriend since he has been dealing with my crankiness all weekend! I can’t sit still for 5 minutes, so I have been crawling out of my skin all weekend since that is all I have been doing. Icing and sitting…..Ugh! Tonight I have a follow-up appointment with the doctor, so we will see what he recommends. I am just hoping that I am able to take a week off and get back in the game…..If I am out of training for my marathon it’s going to get scary here in NJ! πŸ˜‰ Keep your fingers crossed for me!

But onto a happier thing……this delicious fruit cake! I remember one day when I was a kid I was eating breakfast at the table before school and my dad had the radio on. The radio D.J. said, “If you were a holiday dessert, what would you be?” My dad turned to me and said, “You would be a fruit cake!” then he laughed and walked away! πŸ™‚ Until this recipe, I had never made a fruit cake before! Let me tell you, this recipe came out AMAZING! Words can’t describe how much I love this holiday treat! I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Fit Ingredients

  • 3/4c (84g) almond flour
  • 1/2c stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 2 tsp (10g) psyllium husk (or flax)
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2c (113g) greek yogurt (or apple sauce for paleo)
  • 2 tbs sugar free maple syrup (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 2 tsp butter extract
  • 1/2 tsp ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8c (20g) each dried cranberries, apricots, figs and raisins (No sugar added)*
  • 1/4c (28g) chopped walnuts*

*feel free to use whatever kind of dried fruit you enjoy. Also, you can increase the nuts to 1/2c and fruit to 1/4 each if you want a really fruit and nut packed cake

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  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line the bottom of your loaf pan with parchment paper. (trace the bottom of the pan and then cut to fit inside)

3. In a bowl combine your dry ingredients: almond flour, stevia, psyllium (or flax), baking powder and cloves.

4. In a second bowl whisk together your wet ingredients: eggs, greek yogurt (or apple sauce), syrup, rum extract, butter extract, ACV and lemon juice.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients.

6. Fold in your nuts and dried fruit.

7. Pour your batter into your loaf pan.

8. Bake for ~ 40 minutes.

9. Allow to cool before slicing.

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PHENOMENAL!! This bread was sweet, crunchy, moist and so incredibly delicious! I might have eaten the whole loaf almost the entire loaf myself! πŸ˜‰ I ate it as dessert and snack with a side of greek yogurt! Yum, Yum, Yum!!! This is another one that will be gracing the table this Christmas!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 8 slices)*

Calories: 142.4, Protein: 5.9g, Carbs: 12.4g, Fat: 8.7g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 29mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 9.4g)

*This could easily be sliced into 10 pieces to reduce the calories

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7 Comments
  • Oh no!!!!! Sending many prayers across the ocean to you. You poor thing! Fingers crossed that your appointment goes well today. Keep smiling, and just try to remind yourself that there are bigger things that could've happened <3
    December 17, 2012
  • UGH on the piriformis!!!! I hope you are better soon & I understand! :) That is such a funny story about your dad!!!! I am not a fruit cake fan but this looks pretty good!
    December 17, 2012
  • Rachel
    I might try this one. I might be able to do it realistically. The only thing is that I currently have no greek yogurt OR applesauce. BUT I do have a jar of butternut squash baby food...might give it a try and cross my fingers!
    December 23, 2012
  • Rachel
    Crap...just realized I don't have stevia. My town doesn't sell it. I only have "krisda" packets...whatever that is. Not sure if I should forgo the stevia or look for a different recipe. Will keep searching.
    December 24, 2012

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