Dried Fruit and Cinnamon Batter Bread

Make this show-stopper yeasted bread, with dried fruits and sweet glaze, for a special breakfast or brunch.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Bread

3
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon or cardamom
1
package fast-acting dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/4
cups very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
egg
1
cup diced dried fruit and raisin mixture (from 7-oz bag)

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 Spray bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, the granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast. Add water, butter and egg. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in dried fruit and remaining 1 cup flour to make a stiff batter.
  • 3 Spread batter in pan; pat into shape with floured hands. Cover loosely with plastic wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray; let rise in warm place 45 to 60 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Immediately remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over top of loaf.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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