Fruit bread with a fibre boost

A delicious fruit loaf with the added goodness of nuts and seeds to boost the fibre!


  • 400g high grade (or strong bread) flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 10g fast action dried yeast
  • 160mls milk (luke-warm)
  • 100mls water (luke-warm)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps mixed spice
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chia or poppy seeds


How to make:

  1. Put flour, salt, sugar, yeast, milk and water into a large bowl. I make this loaf in my Kenwood Chef.

  2. Mix together until combined. (In the Kenwood Chef, this takes about 1 minute on speed 4.)

  3. Knead for 8-10 minutes until smooth and stretchy. (In the Kenwood Chef, I use speed 1 for this.)

  4. If you have taken the dough out of the bowl, put it back in, cover the bowl with a tea towel and then leave to double in size, this will take about an hour. When I use my Kenwood Chef I just leave the dough in the bowl and set aside with a tea towel on top.

  5. When the dough has risen, sprinkle over the dried fruit and seeds and knead into the dough.

  6. Put the dough onto a greased baking tray in whatever shape you would like your final loaf to be, cover in cling film or put a piece of baking paper on top then cover with a tea towel.

  7. Leave the dough to double in size again for another hour.

  8. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 210 degrees C for 25-30 minutes.

Adapt it:

You can use whatever dried fruit you like – chopped apricots, figs and dates all work well. The same goes for the seeds - mix them up however you like. A few walnuts are a nice addition to this loaf too.




Published By

Claire Turnbull



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