Fruit Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chips, Dates, Pecans, and Cherries

Fruit Bread

Fruit Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chips, Dates, Pecans, and Cherries
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 1.5 hour | Servings: 8


Fruit Bread
Fruit Bread

Fruit bread is a delicious and sweet treat that is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. It is packed with a variety of fruits and nuts, making it a flavorful and satisfying dish.


Fruit bread has been a popular recipe for many years, with variations found in different cultures around the world. It is believed to have originated in Europe, where fruits and nuts were commonly used in baking. Over time, different fruits and nuts have been added to the recipe, creating a unique and tasty treat.


How to prepare

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir in the chocolate chips, pecans, dates, and cherries until they are well coated with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Gradually beat in the sugar.
  4. Fold in the flour mixture and pour it into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake for about 1.5 hours or until it is well done at 325°F (163°C).


  • Add dried apricots or raisins for a different flavor.
  • Substitute walnuts or almonds for the pecans.
  • Use different types of cherries or fruits for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to sift the flour to ensure a light and fluffy texture.

- Be sure to coat the fruits and nuts with flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the bread.

- Use a greased loaf pan to prevent the bread from sticking.

- Check the bread periodically while baking to ensure it does not overcook.

Serving Suggestions

Fruit bread is best served warm with a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey. It can also be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use whole wheat flour instead of white flour for a healthier option.

- Use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar for a natural sweetener.

- Use dairy-free chocolate chips for a vegan option.

Make Ahead Tips

Fruit bread can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Presentation Ideas

Slice the fruit bread and arrange it on a platter with fresh fruit and nuts for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fruit bread pairs well with a variety of beverages, including tea, coffee, or a glass of milk.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store fruit bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place a slice in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fruit bread contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of fruit bread contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fruit bread contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of fruit bread contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fruit bread is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and potassium.


Fruit bread may contain allergens such as nuts and eggs.


Fruit bread is a delicious and nutritious treat that is packed with carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.


Fruit bread is a delicious and versatile treat that is perfect for any occasion. Packed with fruits, nuts, and a hint of sweetness, it is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately drawn to it. It was a dreary, rainy day and I was flipping through an old cookbook that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I turned the pages, a colorful photograph caught my eye - a beautiful loaf of fruit bread, studded with raisins, cranberries, and nuts. The recipe looked simple enough, but I could tell just by looking at it that it was going to be something special.

I had always been a lover of baking, ever since I was a little girl watching my own mother in the kitchen. She would let me help mix the batter or shape the dough, and I loved the feeling of creating something with my own two hands. As I grew older, I began experimenting with different recipes, trying to recreate the flavors and textures that I had grown up with.

But this fruit bread was different. It was unlike anything I had ever made before, and I knew that I had to try my hand at it. I gathered the ingredients and set to work in my cozy kitchen, the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg filling the air as I mixed and kneaded the dough.

As I worked, memories of past baking adventures flooded my mind. I remembered the time my best friend and I tried to make a chocolate cake from scratch, only to have it collapse in the middle. Or the time I made my first batch of homemade cookies, burning them to a crisp because I forgot to set a timer. But through all the mishaps and failures, I never lost my love for baking.

After an hour in the oven, the fruit bread emerged golden brown and fragrant. I let it cool on the counter before slicing into it, the knife gliding effortlessly through the soft, tender crumb. I took a bite, savoring the flavors of the dried fruit and nuts, the warm spices dancing on my tongue. It was perfect - just the right balance of sweet and savory, a comforting treat that brought back memories of childhood.

I packaged up a few slices to share with my neighbors, who raved about the bread and begged for the recipe. I was more than happy to oblige, passing on the tradition of this special bread to others who would appreciate it as much as I did.

Over the years, I have made this fruit bread countless times, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my tastes. Sometimes I add a handful of chocolate chips for an extra indulgent touch, or a sprinkle of coarse sugar on top for a crunchy finish. But no matter how I make it, the bread always brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.

I like to think that each slice of fruit bread carries with it a little piece of my baking journey - the failures, the successes, the memories of loved ones gathered around the table. It is a reminder of the simple joys in life, the pleasure of creating something with love and care.

And so, as I sit here in my kitchen, surrounded by the comforting scents of cinnamon and nutmeg, I am grateful for the gift of this recipe and the memories it holds. It is a reminder of the joy of baking, the beauty of sharing food with others, and the simple pleasure of a warm slice of fruit bread on a rainy day.


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