Healthy Fruit Bread

Fruit Bread 1


  • 1 Tbsp Oil (Vegetable)
  • 2 cups Wholemeal Plain Flour
  • 1/4 cup Warm Water
  • 2 cups Boiling Water
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 28g Yeast (Dried) (appx 2 packets)
  • 1 cup Oat Flakes or Rye flakes
  • 1 cup Apricots (Dried)
  • 1 cup Sultanas
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 cup White Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup Wheatgerm
  • 1/2 cup Bran (Unprocessed)

Fruit Bread 2

Preparing Instructions:

  1. Combine oats, apricots, sultanas, honey, oil and boiling water. Cover and leave until lukewarm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine yeast, sugar and warm water, stirring well. Leave for 5-10 minutes or until beginning to froth.
  3. Add yeast to oat/fruit mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients to form a soft dough. Place basin into a plastic bag and fasten loosely. Leave for 1-2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
  4. Punch dough down and form into two loaves. Place into greased tins, chosen so that dough comes about 2/3 way up the tin. (Alternatively, divide dough into three portions, roll each to a long piece and plait.)
  5. Cover with plastic bag or plastic wrap and leave until doubled again.
  6. Remove plastic and bake at 200 C for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 180 C and continue baking for 25-30 minutes (when cooked, loaf will sound hollow if tapped on bottom).

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