Brew some of your favorite tea and pause to enjoy this cherry-fig quick bread.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 1/2-by-5 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Dust the pan with flour, shaking out excess.

  • Combine cherries, figs and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain, reserving 1/3 cup of the fruit-cooking liquid. Set the fruit and liquid aside in separate bowls.

  • Stir together flour, sugar, wheat bran, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together egg, egg whites, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and the reserved 1/3 cup fruit-cooking liquid in another large bowl; beat until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in the reserved fruit. Turn the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake until the top is golden and a cake tester inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edges and invert the loaf onto a rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 23.5g; fat 4.4g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 16mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 409.6IU 8% DV; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 65.6mcg 16% DV; calcium 60.3mg 6% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 23.3mg 8% DV; potassium 157.8mg 4% DV; sodium 336.8mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.