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Basic Fruit Bread Recipe
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Basic Fruit Bread Recipe

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Original recipe makes 1 8 1/2x4 1/2 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt, sugar, oil, eggs, apple, walnuts, and vanilla only until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Bake in greased 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch loaf pan at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes.
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  • Note
  • One cup of any type shredded fruit or vegetable may be used in this recipe. Depending on what you use, you may need to add some water to the mixture. We suggest adding only 1 tablespoon at a time, just until ingredients are evenly moist.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2006

They key to this recipe is the "shredded apple". Shredded apple adds a LOT of liquid. Also the shredding yields more liquid than chopping. If you are going to substitute other fruits for the apple i recommend something that is equilly as moist as an apple; such as zucchini, fresh peaches, carrots or any other moist fruit (shredded). Dried fruits will not work without added liquid.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2003

What did I do wrong? The bread came out very dense and hard. Is three cups the right amount of flour?? The taste was good, though. That's why I gave a good rating.

Sep 26, 2003

I had the same problem as the first review. It came out very dry and heavy. I made mine with apples and cranberries. Should there be something added to give it more moistness?

Sep 07, 2003

Simple recipe that takes barely any time or effort. I used bananas and it turned out great.

Feb 14, 2004

This is a very versitle recipe that allows you to experiment with a variety of ingredients. You can use this recipe over and over again and your results will always be unique. (My kids LOVE this recipe and always beg to help me make it.)

Nov 09, 2004

turned out very dry and doughy.

Jun 13, 2004

This recipe was ok, but I was not overly impressed. There's WAY too much flour; I had to add about 1/2 cup of milk to the batter to mix in all the flour. I don't think I'll try this one again.

Jun 06, 2006

definitely a no!! ugh!


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  • Calories
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.1 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 357 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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