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24 Healthy Fruit Bread Recipes for Every Season

April 2, 2020

Hop on the health train with these 24 mouth-watering healthy fruit bread recipes! No refined sugars, no artificial sweeteners, and no plain flour here. Only natural sweeteners, unrefined sugars, and lots of whole grains or wheat alternatives!

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While I really like my desserts and sweets, lately I’ve been trying to set myself on a healthier road, adding less sugar and using more natural sweeteners like dates and honey.

I’ve also been playing around with healthier or unconventional flours like whole wheat, spelt, almond, and coconut. These changes are just some of the small steps I’m taking to keep my family healthier, while still cooking them delicious food.

Of course, I have been applying this to my love of fruit breads, which can often contain a lot of sugar. With all that fruit that is already inside, it’s a shame that they aren’t healthier. I had to do something about that and make some healthy fruit breads full of good-for-you ingredients that still appease my sweet-tooth.

I’m not the only one looking to keep things a little healthier now. So many other great food bloggers are catering to the increased demand for healthy bakes. They are switching sugar for natural sweeteners, all-purpose flour for whole grains and nut flours, oils for plain yogurt, and more. I’ve brought a bunch of my favorite healthy fruit bread recipes together for you.

I hate sacrificing flavor for health so I tried to include recipes that focus on both. Fortunately, many of the healthy substitutes bring some great flavors to the baked treats! I’m personally a fan of the nutty flavors that wholemeal flours bring to these loaves. Whether they have reduced or no sugar, alternative flours, or are low fat, these fruit breads are missing nothing in flavor.

You won’t find any refined sugars, artificial sweeteners (still not sure if these are healthy so I avoid using them) or all-purpose flour here. Just fruit, maybe some honey, maple syrup, or unrefined sugar, and lots of whole grains or wheat alternatives. And of course, great flavors!

1. Banana Date Bread

Healthy banana date bread sliced on the table

This Banana Date Bread is a healthy twist on a classic. No added sugar (only bananas and dates as sweeteners) and healthier spelt flour instead of wheat flour. A dairy-free option is also available!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Granola Pear Bread

Sliced granola pear bread on a cooling rack

This pear bread is stuffed with granola, super hearty and just slightly sweet. It’s perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with tea.

Recipe by: Running to the Kitchen

3. Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Banana Bread

A slice of pumpkin oatmeal banana bread

Healthy Banana Bread with a Festive Fall twist! This Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Banana Bread is dairy, gluten, refined sugar free, oil free, and yet full of good for you fiber. It’s our family’s new favorite pumpkin flavored treat!

Recipe by: Confessions of a Fit Foodie

4. The BEST Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry banana bread slathered with peanut butter

This is the best strawberry banana bread that you will ever taste! Healthy and sweet, it has no added sugar! You won’t believe it’s Paleo, gluten free, and can be made vegan!

Recipe by: The Banana Diaries

5. Healthy Lemon Zucchini Bread

A sliced loaf of lemon zucchini bread

Healthy Lemon Zucchini Bread that is super moist, lemon-y, sweet and so soft. It will blow your mind! Great for dessert and healthy enough for breakfast or snack.

Recipe by: ifoodreal

6. Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread

A sliced loaf of Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread

This Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread is seriously moist, sweet and fruity and free from added sugar! It’s packed with juicy blueberries, healthier than the traditional version and super easy to make!

Recipe by: Rhian’s Recipes

7. Five Ingredient Banana Bread with Oats

Banana bread with oats on a cutting board

This hearty banana bread recipe makes a moist and oaty bread which is super easy to make. There are five basic ingredients – which you probably already have in your pantry. The bread is naturally sweetened and gluten free. A great way to use up your over ripe bananas!

Recipe by: Upstate Ramblings

8. Healthy banana bread with blueberries

Banana bread with blueberries

This banana bread with blueberries is easy and healthy, and tastes amazing. It’s satiating and rich in fiber, and the bananas keep the bread moist and delicious!

Recipe by: Hint of Healthy

9. Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan banana bread straight from the oven

Who would ever guess that this Banana Bread is Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Eggless and Sugar Free? The answer is… no one – it tastes just like the real deal!

Recipe by: A Baking Journey

10. Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry orange bread sliced on a cutting board

This secretly healthy Cranberry Orange Loaf is moist and delicious, yet naturally sweetened using freshly squeezed oranges and dates, with pops of tart throughout. Easy to make and easy to eat!

Recipe by: This Healthy Kitchen

11. Carrot Cake Banana Bread

A loaf of sliced carrot cake banana bread

Deliciously moist and secretly healthy carrot cake banana bread that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Recipe by: Chocolate Covered Katie

12. 21 Day Fix Banana Bread

Sliced banana bread

So dreamy delicious, this Healthy Banana Bread is dairy, gluten, refined sugar, and oil free…but rivals even the best unhealthy banana breads.

Recipe by: Confessions of a Fit Foodie

13. Easy Cinnamon Apple Bread

Cinnamon apple bread overhead shot

This moist and flavorful cinnamon apple bread is packed with shredded apples and unsweetened applesauce + the just right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger!

Recipe by: Fit Foodie Finds

14. Mango Dates Cake Bread

Slices of mango date cake bread

It is a tribute to sliced bread in a way that redefines bread as a genuine pair with coffee with the sweet notes from dates and mango.

Recipe by: Simple Sumptuous Cooking

15. Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sliced raspberry chocolate chip banana bread

This Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is an easy treat the whole family will love! Loaded with juicy raspberries and mini chocolate chips, this is a fun and healthy twist on classic banana bread.

Recipe by: Baker by Nature

16. Cherry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A loaf of cherry chocolate chip banana bread

An amazing cherry chocolate chip banana bread that’s grain free, nut free, dairy free, soy free, Paleo, oil free and refined sugar free. Healthy enough for breakfast but delicious enough for dessert!

Recipe by: Paleo Running Momma

17. Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bread

Sliced healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bread

Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bread is a quick and delicious recipe for using up fresh cranberries. Try it as a seasonal snack, breakfast, or homemade holiday gift!

Recipe by: Lively Table

18. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with chocolate chips on top

With tons of hidden zucchini, you can feel great about serving this Chocolate Zucchini Bread to your loved ones. This nutritious loaf is sweetened with dates and gets its chocolatey flavor from cocoa powder and good for you dark chocolate.

Recipe by: This Healthy Kitchen

19. Olive Oil Apple Bread

Olive oil apple bread sliced on a cutting board

Olive Oil Apple Bread uses heart-healthy olive oil and almond flour for a grain-free, dairy-free treat with no added sweetener!

Recipe by: Paleo Gluten Free Guy

20. Buckwheat Banana Bread

Sliced buckwheat banana bread slathered with peanut butter

Banana bread made with buckwheat flour and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup!

Recipe by: Essentially Emma

21. Healthy Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Slices of Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread on a plate

This moist and delicious banana bread is packed with flavor and goodness. It’s made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil and is dairy-free.

Recipe by: Little Sweet Baker

22. Healthy Banana & Raspberry Loaf

Banana and raspberry bread slices slathered with nut butter

This healthy sugar free banana & raspberry loaf cake is probably one the easiest vegan cakes you’ll ever make and only requires a handful of ingredients to prepare. A perfect afternoon snack to accompany your cup of tea, especially when you serve it with a generous dollop of nut butter, just for good measure!

Recipe by: Fit Foodie Nutter

23. Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

Healthy Fruit and Nut Bread slices

This quick and easy Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is grain, sugar, and dairy free. It’s also amazingly versatile, and fabulous toasted!

Recipe by: The View from Great Island

24. Healthy Hawaiian Banana Bread with Pineapple, Coconut and Almonds

Healthy Hawaiian banana bread sliced on a cutting board

This healthy Hawaiian banana bread is scrumptiously loaded up with sweet pineapple, and finished with a decadent, toasty-crunchy topping of coconut and almonds!

Recipe by: Two Healthy Kitchens

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Uma
    April 2, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    What a wonderful collection of fruits bread! Love to cook fruit bread always. Thank you for including mine as well. Pinning this.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:17 am

      You are welcome, Uma! Your bread looks amazing so I HAD to include it 🙂

  • Reply
    Adrianne
    April 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

    There are so many awesome ideas here!! Love the banana bread recipe with raspberry, it looks so good. Can’t wait to look at each recipe and work out which I want to cook 1st. Cheers

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

      Yup, that raspberry banana bread looks gorgeous 🙂

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

    I’ve been baking a lot these last couple of weeks so am definitely going to be giving some of these delicious fruit breads a try!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:02 am

      You won’t be disappointed, Bintu 😉

  • Reply
    Bry
    April 3, 2020 at 9:27 am

    So many great ideas and recipes! Bookmarking this page as I am sure some baking will help keep me sane during lockdown. Thanks!!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:02 am

      That’s exactly what I’m doing right now too – lots of baking 😀

  • Reply
    Anna
    April 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

    What a great collection, all these recipes look delicious and I can’t wait to give few of them a go this weekend!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Thanks, Anna! I tried to include as many different breads as possible so there would be a variety 🙂

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    April 3, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Oh my goodness what an amazing line-up of fruit loaves. There are quite a few there I’d love to try. I usually stop at banana bread but now I can see I need to up my game.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:08 am

      I adore banana bread but sometimes you gotta try something different 😉

  • Reply
    Sylvie
    April 3, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    So many delicious and healthy recipes – what a great way to use fruits! Cannot wait to try them all 🙂

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 7, 2020 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, Sylvie! I don’t know about ALL of them, but I plan to try at least half 🙂

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