Healthy Fruit Bread

This is based on the recipe I posted earlier. I played around with it this week and have made now a much healthier version of it. It’s still really yummy and moist, which is what I was going for. It’s not as rich obviously as the original version, so you may not like it as much. If however, you crave carbs like I do, but want it to not completely wreck your diet, then this is the bread for you.

2 cups chopped fruit (I have used many different kinds, some favorites right now are chopped gala apples and chopped pear)

3/4 cup applesauce (the original recipe doesn’t call for any, this is to make up for the lack of oil)

1/2 cup canola oil (note the difference between the original recipe’s call for a full 1 and 1/4 cup oil)

2 mashed bananas (ends up with about 1 cup)

3 eggs and 1 egg white, beaten (I took out one egg yolk from the original recipe)

Mix all of these ingredients together in a medium bowl, set aside.

3 and 1/8 cups flour

2 cups sugar (or if you like, 1 cup plus as much honey as you see fit, I would just rather have it sweeter)

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tsp salt

Mix above ingredients in a large bowl, then add the fruit mixture until combined. Bake in 2 greased bread pans at 350 degrees for 45 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Peppermint sticks of Chocolate

These are little peppermint sticks dipped in chocolate and then rolled in sprinkles. I put them in mason jars and cut up some cute cupcake liners to decorate the jars. These are good to stir into hot chocolate or coffee.