Healthy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Healthy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Dec 22, 2023Corinne Elarmo

It's that time of year again - time for warm sweaters, cozy fires, and of course, delicious Christmas desserts. One of the most popular treats during the holiday season is fruitcake, but let's be honest, it often has a bad reputation for being overly sweet and unhealthy. However, there's no need to skip out on this traditional dessert just because you're trying to eat healthy. Say hello to this healthy Christmas fruitcake recipe that is nutritious and tasty!

  • 500 grams mixed dried fruits
  • 75 grams walnuts (3/4 cup)
  • 125 grams almond flour/meal (1 1/4 cups)
  • 67 grams coconut flour (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 eggs
  • 50 grams butter melted (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 60 mL orange juice 



  • 2 tbsp honey 
  • 2 tbsp orange juice



  1. Start by preheating your oven to 150°C. Now it's time to gather all the ingredients and get started. In a large bowl, combine the mixed dried fruits, chopped walnuts, almond flour, coconut flour, bicarb soda, salt, mixed spice, and cinnamon. Mix everything together well.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, orange juice, melted butter or coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Combine the wet and dry mixtures together and stir well until everything is combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 22cm cake tin and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing it and placing it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. If you want to add a glaze to your fruitcake, you can whisk together honey (or any other liquid sweetener) and amaretto to create a glaze. Brush it over the top of your cooled fruitcake and let it set.
  5. Congratulations, you now have a delicious and healthy Christmas fruitcake! It's perfect for those who want to indulge in a sweet treat while still watching their calorie intake.

This healthy Christmas fruitcake recipe is a great alternative for those who want to make a classic dessert at home but still want to maintain a healthy diet. This recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients like mixed dried fruits, walnuts, almond flour, and coconut flour which are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. Not only is this fruit cake tasty, but it's also gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no refined sugar. So, you don't have to compromise on flavor while still enjoying a healthy dessert. Give it a try and share it with your loved ones this holiday season. Happy baking!

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