This post is all about how to make a Dragon Fruit Bread, using fresh Dragon Fruits.
Published March 8, 2021
Updated March 9, 2022
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Just the other week I bought a dragon fruit from the grocery store for our kids to taste. If you have never seen one or tried one, I highly recommend doing so! I found yellow ones at a store near us and had no idea what to expect as I had never eaten one myself. My kids and husband play Zelda and they said it looks like a food in the game, however, I have no idea what they are referring to. But what I do know is dragon fruit comes in two different colors. For example, the two can be red and yellow, and are packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients. After we all had a nibble, the rest of the fruit sat untouched, so I decided to make Dragon Fruit Bread.
When I buy melons, I typically cut the ends off and cut the skin off in strips from top to bottom. That is what I did with these fruits. The inside is like a clear solid gelatinous yumminess with such a subtle sweetness, then you bite into the crunchy seeds, which are not hard crunchy but softer like rice crispies. Some of our kids loved it, some let the pieces slip through their fingers onto the floor with a quick-timed “oops” so he did not have to eat the rest of his chunk. I will leave it to your imagination which one of our littles did that! (Cough cough Matthew cough cough)
What to do with Dragon Fruits
This last week I bought four more dragon fruits with the Hope of being productive to make them into muffins over the weekend. That did not happen. Instead, I spent some of my Saturday writhing in abdominal pain with what turns out to be a bladder infection and possible hemorrhagic cysts. Oh joy. I will not bore you with those details… but just know it is now Monday morning, I am feeling exhausted from what feels like a weekend of pain, and I need to use these fruits as they are about to attract fruit flies in March.
Dragon Fruit Bread Cost
Dragon fruit $8.80 *For real. It is $5.99 per pound.
1 egg $0.06
1/4 cup butter $0.40
3/4 cup brown sugar $0.50
The rest is pennies in cost as I buy most of my baking materials in bulk.
This recipe will cost me around $9.76, however, it is the best tasting bread ever!
I am so used to wanting to save money and making recipes that follow our plan to cook on the cheap and really good ingredients that this is making me twitch.
No lie. Almost $10 for a 4 X 9 fancy dragon fruit bread is like paying for a slice of cake at a coffee shop. My cheapness cannot handle this!
Edit post-taste: I may start a food truck business just to afford this delicious bread. Seriously, you guys, this is the most delicious bread.
Dragon fruit bread Recipe
Ingredients for Dragon Fruit Bread
3 dragon fruits, peeled and diced
3/4 cup brown sugar
Dash of salt
1/4 cup melted butter, unsalted
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp water
2 cups flour
Directions for Dragon Fruit Bread
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the ends off the Dragon Fruit and then cut the skin off in strips from top to bottom.
2. Slice the Dragon Fruit and then dice into chunks, there is no need to mush the chunks as the mixer will blend it well into the batter.
3. Put the fruit into the KitchenAid bowl and then mix on low for 30 seconds, just to puree the fruit.
4. Add sugar and dash of salt to the fruit and mix until combined.
5. Add 1 egg to the KitchenAid mixing bowl and then mix to combine.
6. Melt butter in a microwavable container and then add it to the mixing bowl slowly to not cook the egg. You can let the butter cool before adding to the batter.
7. In a small bowl, put 1 Tbsp water and 1 tsp baking soda, mix well, then add it to the mixing bowl.
Turn on the KitchenAid mixer on low to then combine the baking soda and water mixture into the rest of the ingredients.
8. Add the 2 cups of flour one cup at a time until blended and smooth.
I love my Rachel Ray spatula as it is so sturdy, and the silicone scraper head is great to get in all of the corners and edges, so you do not miss out on any batter! Just remember to lick the spatula before you wash it. That is the best part. Additionally, they come in so many colors like orange, blue, navy and red.
9. Pour mixture into a 4 X 8-inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, then spread out into a flat layer with a spatula.
10. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Remove the bread from the oven and let the Dragon Fruit Bread rest before cutting. Enjoy it with butter spread on slices!!
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The BEST recipe for Dragon Fruit Bread
- Loaf Pan
- KitchenAid Mixer
- 3 Dragon Fruits peeled, diced
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- dash Salt
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup Butter melted, cooled
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Water
- 2 cups Flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the ends off the dragon fruit and then cut the skin off in strips from top to bottom.
- On a cutting board, slice the fruit and then dice into chunks.
- Put the fruit into the KitchenAid bowl and then mix on low for 30 seconds.
- Add 3/4 cup sugar and dash of salt to the fruit and mix until combined.
- Add 1 egg to the bowl and mix to combine.
- Melt 1/4 cup butter in a microwavable container and then add to the mixing bowl SLOWLY to not cook the egg.
- You can let the butter cool before adding to the batter.
- In a small bowl, put 1 Tbsp water and 1 tsp baking soda, then mix well and add it to the mixing bowl.
- Add the 2 cups of flour one cup at a time until blended and smooth.
- Pour mixture into a 4 X 8-inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
- Remove the bread from the oven and rest to cool before enjoying.
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