Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Bread

This delicious fruit bread is delicately spiced and makes for an impressive, festive centerpiece. The warm spices will fill your kitchen with a beautiful aroma, perfect for getting everyone in the Christmas spirit! With no added sugar, this fruit bread is a guilt free crowd pleaser, even for those avoiding gluten.

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat, Nuts


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  1. Grate the orange rind into a bowl, add the juice, dried fruit and peel and stir to combine. Cover and leave to stand for at least 2 hours.
  2. Line the base of a 15cm/6” deep round cake tin with parchment. Line the sides with a double layer, twice the height of the tin. Check the lined cake tin will fit into your oven and pre-heat the oven.
  3. Put the egg whites (or chickpea flour + water), melted butter (or oil), honey, salt, and water into a jug and whisk them together.
  4. Measure the flour and yeast into a large mixing bowl, sieve in the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir to combine.
  5. Add the prepared egg liquid mixing to a smooth, thick batter.
  6. Stir in the prepared fruit.
  7. Tip the dough into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  8. Cover loosely with parchment and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (60/90 minutes).
  9. Bake loosely covered with the parchment for 55-60 minutes.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.


15cm/6” deep round cake tin


220˚C, Fan 200˚C, 425˚F, Gas 7

Cooking time

55-60 minutes
This is delicious and so easy to make. I used margarine as i don't like butter, and it was absolutely fine. Will definitely make again
By natalie hardman
20 Jan 2019
Delicious loaf and so easy to make. I felt that the spice didn’t come through so the second time I made it I used 2 tsp mixed spice and this was much better. I soaked the fruit overnight, used whole eggs, and substituted the honey for maple syrup to make it lower FODMAP.
By Susie
09 Jan 2019

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