Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fig Almond Breakfast Bread

This bread is yummy. It is a nice departure from sweet quick breads. It is still a quick bread but it tastes more like a dense health bread. It isn't very sweet at all. It has a sweet struessel topping and figs inside but those are the only sweet elements in this recipe. This bread would be great for breakfast, brunch or a snack with jam or cream cheese spread on top. It is a must try.


1 C dried figs
1/2 C boiling water
1 T.flour
1 1/2 C white flour
1/2 whole wheat flour
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
3/4 C applesauce
1/3 C plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 C canola oil
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3/4 C granulated sugar
1/3 C chopped almonds
1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda


2 1/2 T brown sugar
2 T. flour
1 1/2 T. coarsely chopped almonds
1 T chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/8 tsp. cinnamon


To prepare streussel, combine the streussel ingredients in a small bowl stirring with a fork until crumbly; set aside.

To prepare bread, combine figs and 1/2 cup of boiling water in a small bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon of flour.

Place egg whites and egg in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add applesauce, yogurt, oil, and almond extract; stir well. Add sugar; stir well.

Combine flours and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drain figs, and coarsely chop. Add figs and applesauce mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle streussel over batter. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my, this looks amazing! I'd much rather have this healthier bread for breakfast over any of the sugar laden quick breads...mmmmmmm.


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