Dry Fruit Loaf For an Anytime Snack!




Dry Fruit Loaf For an Anytime Snack!


My family snacks all day long… My husband can rarely have a gap of 3-4 hours between meals. My daughter loves to have small snacky things in the morning instead of a traditional Indian breakfast. I crave something sweet and small all the time!  We always have a basket full of seasonal fresh fruits at home so that we don’t’ reach to chips and biscuits when we are hungry. But fruits can’t satisfy us all the time. This is why I try to bake healthy muffins, cookies and breads often so that we always have something to munch on. They are sweet enough for sugar cravings but filling enough for hunger pangs.

I baked this very healthy and filling sweet bread which is loaded with dried dates, plums, figs and raisins! It has whole wheat flour, olive oil, cane sugar and flaxseeds which makes it extremely nutritious. I like bakes like this which doesn’t make me feel guilty after having more than a couple of slices with my tea. I can comfortably give my daughter this bread whenever she is hungry.

Once again this is naturally vegan. With some nut butter and maple syrup this can be a great vegan breakfast. If you are not vegan, go ahead and have it with a dollop of cream or butter, a drizzle of honey or even chocolate sauce! YUM… I am going for another slice of this right away:)



very healthy and filling sweet bread loaded with dry fruits!



whole wheat flour, olive oil, cane sugar and flaxseeds make it more nutritious.



Guilt free vegan bread!


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  • 1 packed cup of mixed dry fruits of your choice
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1tbsp flax seed powder+ 3tbsp water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Finely chop your dry fruits, place them in a bowl and pour the hot water over it. Let it sit while you get the other ingredients ready.

Combine the flax seed powder with water and stir together until thick and gelatinous.

In a bowl combine olive oil, cane sugar, vanilla and mix well. Now add the flax seed mixture and the dry fruits with all the liquid.

In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together till completely combined. Now pour the wet ingredient mixture to it and mix just until it all comes together.

Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter in it. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 for 30 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Wait for it to cool down completely till it reaches the room temperature and cut into thin slices.


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  • Elise

    Just about to eat this! Looks and smells AMAZING!

    Thankyou so much for this recipe (I had to stop myself from eating the batter plain).

    P.S Stumbled upon your blog just today, looks great and will be checking it out regularly! 😉

  • Kavita

    Hi Chinmaya,
    Just wanted to know if I could use 1 cup ragi flour + 1 cup whole wheat flour instead of two cups of whole wheat flour in this recipe…Or Use just two cups of ragi flour and make it completely gluten free? Please advice..

    • Chinmayie

      Kavita… I have baked with ragi flour before and it’s not really very easy. When baked in cakes Ragi tends to be ‘sticky’ instead of ‘fluffy’. This recipe can’t be made gluten free so easily. You can definitely try replacing half of the wheat flour with ragi to begin with and see how you like the texture of the bread.

  • Lourdes Mary

    Its seems to be realy nice. may I know what is flax seed. Please let me know. Thanks

  • Lourdes Mary

    May I know what is the Flax seed.Iam a Sri Lankan.
    Pl. Let me know. Thanks

  • Allana

    Quick question…is the baking temperature of 180 in Celsius or Fahrenheit?


  • Allana

    Just a quick question…is the baking temperature of 180 in Celsius or Fahrenheit?


    • Chinmayie

      It’s 180 Celsius Allana.

      • Allana


        Thanks for the reply…I figured that was the case but just wanted to be sure. Anyway, I made the loaf yesterday, and it was delicious. I think I may have had left it in the oven a tad longer than it should have been; as a result, it was a bit crumbly but delicious all the same 🙂

        I also made your tomato pepper soup for dinner; that was by far the most delicious tomato soup I’ve tried; even my two teens agreed! I’m glad to have discovered your beautiful blog with its healthy and flavorful recipes which are not time consuming to prepare…a major requirement for me when it comes to cooking.
        I look forward to reading more delicious posts!



  • Pinky

    1st time on ur blog and loved it , spent almost a hour browsing through ur recipes and hv bookmarked so mny of them.Happy blogging and count me in as ur new follower :))

  • Mona

    How important is vanilla in this recipe? I feel like cooking this now but do not have vanilla 🙁

    • Chinmayie

      I think it should turn out fine without vanilla Mona 🙂 Try replacing it with cinnamon for a different flavor.

  • ann

    Looks wonderful! Do you ever use whole wheat pastry flour. For gluten people you could try almond or rice flour.

  • VanitaHegde

    Wov.. I loved this. I am looking for a dessert, to prepare for my friend, who is lactose intolerant. This bread loaf seems to be perfect. I will bake this.

  • Love2cook Malaysia

    This is awesome…love to have them now! Close to teatime here 🙂

  • Luv'n Spoonfuls

    I think I would REALLY like these, although I don’t have any flax seed powder. I think I could make my own though with my own flax seeds (?) and just grind them to a powder. I will give these a try this weekend…so yummy and full of goodness!

  • anh

    beautiful loaf! I just love your cooking. Wish I could come over!

  • Shruti

    Have you tried baking those plum-fruit-cakes we found in indian bakeries..Does this taste something like that?
    I cant wait to try these. Damn my gluten-free diet!!

    • Chinmayie

      I am a great fan of plum cakes Shruti! These don’t really taste like that but Now I want to try to make something like that!!

  • Brooke

    I love the way you cook, Chinmaye. It’s very simple, clean, healthy, and uses things I’m likely to have on hand. Another great looking recipe!

  • purabi naha

    Loved your post…would visit here again very

  • purabi naha

    Super good! You used flaxseed and that’s great! Loved this recipe. Happy snacking!!

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy

    Soo lovely looking- I love recipes like these- kudos for such healthy baking..something I want to start but unable to..excuses excuses excuses 🙂
    I m also high on snacking, its better in a way coz then you dont end up stuffing at meal time.

  • Hilda (Triumph of the Lentil)

    Wow, I’m always looking for fairly healthy, easy to make and quick snacks and this sounds perfect. Thank you. Very nice photos too 🙂

    Hilda – http:/triumphofthelentil.wordpress.com

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    How nice… I wish I can snack all day long but my weight seems to go up VERY easily when I do that… so I have to wait until kids’ snack time around 3 and I let myself enjoy all kinds of snack then. Your dried fruit loaf looks delicious and it’s almost 3 pm here and I wish I can eat it with my tea. 🙂

  • Sia

    Fantastic! eggless, maida-less and butterless!!!

  • Karen

    What a great idea for a healthy and tasty snack! I like to “graze” throughout the day, and this is a perfect choice.

  • Sanjeeta kk

    I am in Love with this recipe, Chinmayi! You made my day with this healthy bake.

  • celine

    it looks superb! just to let you know, I had to resubmit it to vegan breakfast unfortunately, there was an HTML issue when you did it. evil HTML!

    • Chinmayie

      Thank you so much Celine!! Glad you liked it 🙂 I am a HUGE fan of your blog so thanks a lot for stopping by!!!

  • Anita Menon

    Looks really good. Whole wheat flour in baking and I am sold!

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