Banana Bread MixFruitcake Banana Bread

December 20, 2018by Molly0
This is a healthier, heartier version of the old fashioned fruitcake. Start with our Banana Bread Mix and customize from there!
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Remember Fruitcake a la 1984? Well, this is nothing like it. This is a hearty, yet still healthy take on an old classic. Feel free to experiment with your favorite kinds of dried fruits and nuts.

Fruitcake Banana Bread

This bread is nothing like the fruitcakes of the 1980s. This is a healthier, heartier version with mixed, dried fruit, nuts and coconut.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2
    large, ripe bananas
    mashed
  • 1/3
    cup
    oil
    canola, grapeseed or liquid coconut
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/4
    cup
    water
  • 1
    bag Classic Banana Bread Mix
  • 2
    cups
    mixed, chopped nuts
    see notes
  • 2
    cups
    mixed, chopped dried fruit
    see notes
  • 1/2
    cup
    sweetened, shredded coconut
    optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).

  2. Grease a loaf pan with oil and flour. Tap out excess flour.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the bananas, egg, oil and water until combined.

  4. Pour the Banana Bread mix into the wet ingredients and stir until incorporated.

  5. Fold in the mixed nuts, dried fruit and coconut (if using)

  6. Bake about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. The top may begin to brown before the bread is fully baked, so you may want to tent the top with foil at about the 40-minute mark.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan about 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.

  8. Store this bread at room temperature for two days or up to five days in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Use any mixed nuts and dried fruit that you like. Here, I used almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios and apricots, raisins, cranberries and cherries. 

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