Fig Bread

Fig Bread

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From:, October 2019

Sweet, soft and figgy, this quick bread is reminiscent of a Fig Newton cookie. If you happen to have an abundance of figs, this fig bread recipe is a delicious, creative way to use them up. And just as too-ripe bananas make the best banana bread, very ripe figs are ideal here.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • Cooking spray
  • 6 ounces fresh figs, stemmed, chopped and mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (about 2½ ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) white whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8½- x 4½-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together mashed figs, egg, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk flour mixture into fig mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 178 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 15 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 148 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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