Sugar Free Fruit Loaf Bread Recipe

Sugar-Free Fruit Bread Recipe, a wholesome and delicious tea loaf that proves you don't need added sugars, just add dried fruit for a burst of flavour.

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This no sugar tea loaf bread recipe is delicious toasted and spread with butter for breakfast or a snack. It couldn't be any simpler to make your own bread! Many fruit breads nowadays are produced with sugar as a main ingredient as the sugar does help the bread to rise. Now you can enjoy the original simple version without any added refined sugar.

sugar free fruit bread recipe

Stir together the dry ingredients first. You can use all-purpose flour, plain flour or white bread flour for this recipe.

sugar free fruit bread recipe

Pour in the hand-hot water, it shouldn't be too hot to touch or it will kill the yeast and the loaf won't rise. I find it's easiest to combine the dough with a blunt knife.

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You'll end up with a sticky dough.

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Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, for about an hour.

sugar free tea loaf recipe

Scrape out the dough onto a floured surface, knead a few times to shape into a long loaf. You can knead it for longer if you like, if you do it results in a softer loaf but you'll need to allow it rise again first before you bake it.

sugar free tea loaf recipe

This fruit bread recipe is a crusty loaf, just perfect for toasting and spreading with butter.

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Enjoy it for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or with a cup of tea.

This recipe is definitely a kitchen staple, basic and simple but endlessly customisable - try it with other dried fruit instead of the sultanas: Raisins, dried apricots, dried cranberries, chopped dates, dried figs or mango!

sugar free fruit loaf recipe

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Sugar Free Fruit Loaf Bread Recipe

Recipe Category: Bread, Breakfast, Snacks

Recipe Cuisine: British

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 50 mins

Servings: 16

Calories: 124

Rating: 5 from 1 votes


  • 450 g plain white flour
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150 g sultanas
  • 350 ml hand hot water


  • Mix flour, yeast, salt and sultanas together
  • Add hand hot water and allow to rise, covered for an hour in a warm place
  • Bake at gas mark 7 (220c / 425F) for 50 minutes until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom
  • Allow to cool before slicing and serving

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