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December 13, 2016

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Holiday Fruitcake

Holiday Fruitcake

This delicious holiday bread can easily be modified by using different combinations of dried fruit.

Makes 2 loaves (40 slices)


Vegetable oil spray 
1 1/2 cups soy or rice milk 
2 tablespoons vinegar 
3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 
2 teaspoons baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup molasses 
1/4 cup maple syrup 
1 cup raisins 
1 cup chopped dried figs 
1 cup golden raisins 
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates 
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots


Preheat oven to 325 F. 

Coat inside of two 5-by-9-inch loaf pans with vegetable oil spray. Mix non dairy milk and vinegar and set aside. 

In a separate large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Add non dairy milk and vinegar mixture, molasses, and maple syrup. Mix well, then stir in dried fruit. 

Divide batter between two prepared loaf pans and bake for 1 hour.

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

Per slice: Calories: 88; Fat: 0.4 g; Saturated Fat: 0.1 g; Calories from Fat: 4.2%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 2 g; Carbohydrates: 20.9 g; Sugar: 10.9 g; Fiber: 2.1 g; Sodium: 100 mg; Calcium: 31 mg; Iron: 0.8 mg; Vitamin C: 0.3 mg; Beta Carotene: 36 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.3 mg

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