Fresh Fig Bread

Fig Quick Bread
Diana Rattray
Ratings (81)
  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 2 Large Loaves (20-24 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
247 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 Large Loaves (20-24 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 27mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This spiced fig bread received many 5-star reviews with a few suggestions. One person said she would cut the sugar to 2 cups and would cut some of the figs in half rather than mash all of them. Another person added 1/4 cup of Jack Daniel's Whiskey for extra flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar (may reduce to 2 cups)
  • 2 cups ripe figs (mashed)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (well shaken)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Grease and flour two 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pans (or three small loaf pans).
  2. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the eggs. Add the sugar and beat well. With the mixer on low speed, add mashed figs and vegetable oil.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the first mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Beat until well blended.
  5. Fold in chopped pecans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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