Fresh Fig Bread

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Fig Bread

Fresh Fig Bread

Too much figs? No problem, let’s make a bread. Yay! I’m getting more creative with all the figs that I’ve been harvesting everyday. It feels like I’ll be posting a weekly fig recipe that I’ll be trying. This week, I made a fresh fig bread with maple butter. The verdict? It was a tasty and savory bread. The fig chunks tasted like dates and the cashew was such a good contrast with the sweetness of the fig. The only adjustment I had to make is to bake my bread 10 to 15 minutes more than the suggested 55-60 minutes as I found the middle part still wet. I also made a maple butter which my little one really enjoyed with this fig bread. Enjoy and let me know if you ever try the recipe.

I found this recipe on Just A Pinch posted by Linda Schack.

Fig Bread with Maple Butter
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  • 1 c cashews, unsalted coarsely chopped
  • 1¾ c all purpose flour
  • ¾ c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ Tbsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ c butter, unsalted, melted & cooled
  • 1½ c fresh figs (about six figs) chopped or pureed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the rack in middle of the oven. Lightly grease and flour a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and cashews. Set aside.
  3. In a measuring jar or another bowl, combine the figs, eggs, melted butter and vanilla and mix with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon. Now lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (with the rubber spatula or wooden spoon) just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky, you do not want it smooth. Do not overmix the batter otherwise the bread will be rubbery and tough. Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool, for about 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pan. You can enjoy this bread warm, fresh from the oven or you can also freeze it.

Maple Butter


2 tablespoon salted maple

1/2 cup softened salted butter


Whisk these two ingredients together.


My name is Cai, an Asian Crossover, Filipina, Bilingual Global Marketer and a Food Enthusiast living on a tiny island of Outerbanks, North Carolina.

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