Sugar-Free Fruit Bread


  • 1 cup finely-chopped dates
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup ghee, melted
  • 3 sweet apples, peeled, cored and shredded
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Place chopped dates and raisins in a 2-cup measuring cup and cover with water. Soak for one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  3. Mix ghee and apples. Add soaked dates and raisins.
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients until thoroughly moist. Stir in walnuts; the batter will be thick.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the buttered pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 50 minutes.
  6. You can also make a dozen muffins from the same batter. Bake on 400° F for about 20 minutes.