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Gluten Free Fruit Loaf Recipe (Refined Sugar Free)

Gluten-free, Soya-free, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Optional resting time1 d
Total Time1 d 1 hr
Servings 8
Author Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy



  • Place the flour, psyllium husk powder and mixed spice into a large bowl or stand mixer and stir well.
  • Mix the milk kefir and honey together, then add to the dry mixture. Stir well until you have a dough, using your hands to bring it together if you need to
  • OPTIONAL STEP (not necessary but develops flavour) - Cover with a tea towel and leave to stand at room temperature for about 24 hours
  • After the proving time is up, mix the baking powder into the oil along with the vanilla extract and pour over the dough
  • Beat the eggs and add them to the dough too, then give it a stir to combine the wet ingredients into the dough. Go slowly and carefully at first, then once combined give it a good beat
  • Add the mixed fruit and mix well
  • Grease a 2lb loaf tin ( I recommend this one for best results) then add the dough and level. With wet fingers smooth the top neatly
  • Place a wet tea towel over the loaf and put in a warm place for 1 hour, to rise. I place a cup of boiling water in the oven with the loaf to aid the rising process.
  • After the hour, cook the loaf in a pre-heated oven (I just take my loaf out while I pre-heat the oven) at 220 degrees (200 fan, gas mark 7) for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180 degrees (160 degree fan, gas mark 4) for a further 40 minutes or so until golden.
  • Leave to cool completely.
  • If you wish to drizzle icing on it, mix the icing ingredients together, decorate and enjoy. Alternatively brush the top of the loaf with runny honey for a shiny glaze.


Nutrition data for information only.

Nutrition (Approx)

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1.4mg