Naturally Sweet & Nutty Breakfast Fruit Bread (Vegan)

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Nutty and 100% Naturally Sweet Fruit Bread aka German Früchtebrot

One of my childhood favorites is fruit bread - or "Früchtebrot" how we call it in Germany. Früchtebrot is an absolute Christmas Classic here in Germany. Though, I truly believe that a cake or bread that is so delicious and healthy at the same time should be enjoyed all year round. The specialty of my personal interpretation of the Christmas classic - It is 100& VEGAN, it mainly consists of natural sweeteners (orange juice and apple sauce plus dried fruits), it is loaded with whole grains and it doesn't contain any additional fat or oil aside from the natural "fatty nuts". If you ask me - this German Früchtebrot is a MUST-TRY for all breakfast, brunch and tea time lovers out there. Curious? Read on!

My Dear Tea Time Lover:

If You Love To Snack Wholesome, Beautiful & Delicious All At Once - This Fruit Bread Recipe Is Yours! 

What You Need To Make This Deliciously Healthy Fruit Bread (Früchtebrot)

To make this deliciously healthy nut bread you basically only need an oven, loads of nuts, a handful of your favorite dried fruits (dates, figs, aronia berries, mulberries, plums or apricots for example) a little bit of apple sauce and freshly squeezed orange juice. It's a single bowl dough - so there's really little to pay attention to. 

Though, what is always key is the quality of your ingredients. Low-quality ingredients will not improve in taste once thrown all together. In this case, this is crucial for your sweetener - the orange flavor, the apple sauce, the dried fruits and the nuts. I usually buy most ingredients from local, nearby organic stores, super- and farmers markets, What I can't find locally though, I shop online. In my shop here you can find the links to some of my favorite staples. 

Pro Tip: Let The Fruit Bread (Früchtebrot) Sit And Fully Cool Before Serving. 

As much as I love cakes and bread hot and straight out of the oven, I like to follow the rules for a perfect taste. In this case, the secret is called "patience". If you wait until the entire bread has cooled, you will taste the crispy and crunchy nuts forming perfect harmony with the contrasting and super soft dried fruits. I personally would even dare to say: The longer you wait, the better this fruit bread aka Früchtebrot gets! 

And if you already know, you won't be able to finish the entire loaf within 3-5 days, pop it into the freezer. This is at leas what I usually do with this delicious creation as there is literally no sacrifice in taste and I always have a perfect snack or breakfast at hand when needed. Before I put the Früchtebrot into the freezer, I usually cut the whole bread into serving sizes and then just take them out as needed. Usually, I grill the slice on my toaster for a few minutes and serve with yoghurt and fresh fruits. 

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Share Your Wholesome Fruit Bread Breakfast Love 

I hope you enjoy this deliciously healthy fruit bread (German Früchtebrot) recipe. In my opinion, it's a brilliant addition to a brunch table as it can definitely be considered as the "healthy cake" on the buffet. Like always, I would love to see your delicious nut bread creation and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form

Love & Plants, Karo

Naturally Sweet & Nutty Breakfast Früchtebrot
My Childhood Favorite - Früchtebrot aka Fruit Bread. The only difference to the childhood version  - it is 100% VEGAN, it mainly consists of natural sweeteners (orange juice and apple sauce), it is loaded with whole grains and doesn't contain any additional fat or oil. If you ask me - a "Must-Try" for all breakfast lovers.
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      260g Whole Grain Spelt Flour
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      200g Nuts (e.g. 100g Hazelnuts, 75g Almonds, 25g Brazil Nuts) - Roasted
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      330 ml Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
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      360g Dried Fruits (e.g. 25g Barberries, 45g Aronia Berries, 115g Raisins, 115g Figs, 60g Dates)
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      260g Whole Grain Spelt Flour
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      150g Apple Sauce (Organic, additive & Sugar-Free ideally)
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      6g Baking Powder
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      1 Tsp Baking Soda
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      40ml Oat Milk
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      100g Ground Almonds
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      1 Tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
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      Optional: 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
  1. Squeeze 4-5 oranges (approx. 330ml orange juice) and soak the dried fruits in the juice for about 30 min.
  2. Meanwhile cut the nuts into small, edible chunks. You decide how big you want your chunks. The only thing I'd recommend to you is cutting them at least in half. Otherwise you end up with very big nut sections in your Früchtebrot.
  3. First, combine all dry ingredients, including 160g of the nut chunks, in a large bowl. Keep the remaining nuts on the side. Those will go on top of your bread. Then add the wet ingredients (apple sauce, milk, orange juice dried fruits) and combine well. I used a large spatula. A hand mixer should would as well in reduced speed.
  4. Feel free to add 2 Tbsp of Coconut Sugar at this point. Coconut sugar has a deliciously rich - caramel-like aroma that adds to the overall flavor of the bread.
  5. Place the dough into a bread loaf baking tin covered with parchment paper. Add the remaining 40g of nuts and place the Früchtebrot into the preheated oven.
  6. Bake for 50-60 min at 180°C in your preheated oven (Ober-Unterhitze). I recommend to coat the bread with additional baking paper or aluminium foil from the beginning to ensure that the nuts on top stay crunchy without getting burned.
  7. Cook your Früchtebrot for at least 30min, then serve.

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