A couple of days ago I got the cravings for a great tasting loaf with avocado-smash on it. However, I didn’t have the time, nor the patience, to wait for a yeast dough to rise and then bake the bread. What to do? The solution came in the form of baking soda and dairy free yoghurt. With these two ingredients, I ransacked the kitchen cabinet and the end result was this delicious yeast free dried fruit bread.
This dried fruit bread is easy to modify, you can use whichever dried fruit you prefer, you can switch out the oats for müsli or whatever you have at home. Use this recipe as a base and then springboard yourself into bread heaven with your own creation.
How to make dried fruit bread
There is no secret trick or magic ingredient here, this recipe is straightforward and no fuzz!
Start out by preheating the oven to 180° C / 350° F / Gas Mark 6, then bring out a large bowl and mix all the dry ingredients.
The only thing you have to think about here is to make sure that the baking soda is mixed evenly with the other ingredients.
Next up, add the wet ingredients and mix the dough together with a ladle. The dough should be sticky and wet.
When the dough is ready, bring out your loaf form and grease it with some oil, I used canola oil, and then pour or dollop the dough into the form, distributing it evenly with a ladle.
Sprinkle some oats (or müsli or any other topping that you like), and pop the form into the oven for about 45-50 minutes.
When the bread is done, remove it from the form and let it cool (I know, it’s hard) a bit before you cut and eat it.
The only thing left to do now is to bring out your favourite sandwich toppings and start making that sandwich that you are craving for!
Take care, and be safe!
A versatile bread that you can customize to your liking.
- 5 dl (2 cups) Strong bread flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 dl (1/4 cup) oats (or müsli)
- 1 dl (1/4 cup) dried fruits
- 5 dl (2 cups) yoghurt non-dairy
- 1/2 dl (1/8 cup) syrup
Preheat the oven to 180° C / 350° F / Gas Mark 6.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure that the baking soda is mixed evenly.
Add the wet ingredients and combine to a sticky wet dough.
Grease a loaf form (or coat it with non-stick baking paper) and pour in the dough. Distribute it evenly in the form with a ladle.
Sprinkle some more oats (or müsli) on top.
Bake for about 45-50 minutes.
Remove the bread from the form and let it cool for a while before you cut it.