How to Make a Fruitcake

Make a fruitcake even fruitcake haters will love

National Fruitcake Day is Monday, Dec. 27. How about an easy fruitcake recipe that’s big on wholesome ingredients like dried cranberries, plant-based milk and walnuts and lighter on sugar?

“This heavenly fruit cake is perfect for the holidays. It’s fluffy, moist, and packed with flavorful fruits and nuts,” says Leslie Mohr, VP of marketing for Barnana, noting that this version is dairy-free, gluten-free and includes Barnana’s Organic Chewy Bites that are made from upcycled bananas. 

Barnana’s Fruit Cake (Courtesy of Barnana)

Barnana’s Fruit Cake

Makes 8-10 servings 

Cook time: 55 minutes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Barnana’s Fruit Cake (Courtesy of Barnana)


For fruit cake:

3 ripe bananas, mashed

3 eggs

¾ cup plant-based milk

½ cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup coconut sugar 

2 cups gluten-free flour blend

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

⅓ cup Barnana organic banana bites, halved (optional)

⅓ cup Barnana Peanut Butter dipped banana bites, halved (optional)

⅓ cup dried cranberries

⅓ cup dried apricots, diced

¼ cup walnuts 

Barnana’s Fruit Cake (Courtesy of Barnana)

For glaze (optional):

2 cups powdered monk fruit sweetener (substitute with powdered sugar) 

2-3 tbsp plant-based milk

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