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Paleo Fruitcake (AIP, nut-free)

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This AIP/Paleo Fruitcake recipe is grain-free, dairy-free, coconut-free, nut-free and easy to make. It’s festive, warming and delicious!


  • 1/2 cup green banana flour
  • 1 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  • 1 TBSP orange zest
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • gelatin egg (1 TBSP gelatin + 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar + 1/4 cup very hot water)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots or cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. I used an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 loaf pan for a cake that was slightly taller, but a standard 8 1/2 x 4 inch loaf pan will also work for this recipe.
  2. In a large bowl, combine green banana, arrowroot and tigernut flours, sea salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, cloves and mace.
  3. In a separate bowl combine olive oil, apple sauce, maple syrup vanilla and orange zest.
  4. Combine the wet and dried ingredients.
  5. In small bowl, make gelatin egg by combining apple cider vinegar with gelatin and very hot water. Whisk with a fork until all the gelatin is dissolved and mixture is frothy.
  6. Fold gelatin egg into the batter.
  7. Finally, add in chopped dried fruit.
  8. Bake in middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  9. If icing with coconut glaze, combine coconut butter and coconut oil and drizzle onto the top of the cooled cake.
  10. Allow the glaze to harden before slicing into the cake.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Desserts