Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fig Banana Bread

I was so excited to discover a gorgeous fig tree in my backyard this year that I didn't even know I had.  A friend of mine pointed it out to me one day at the end of the summer and to my surprise at closer inspection the tree was covered with about a hundred figs which in a few weeks would be ready to pick.  Ever since that moment I have been slightly obsessed with this tree and going out daily to inspect it and impatiently waiting for one of those hard little green figs to ripen to a big, juicy purple fruit.  Well the other day I was so thrilled to find about a dozen beautiful ripe figs ready to be picked.   So now over the next few weeks I will be testing as many fig recipes as I can find!!  The first of which is this delicious super moist Fig Banana Bread!! YUM YUM YUM!

My fig tree!
Figs before they start to ripen
Figs starting to ripen
Nice ripe figs ready to be picked!!
The most deliciously moist Fig Banana Bread straight from the smells amazing!
4 small very ripe bananas
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 ripe figs, quartered
6 ripe figs, diced
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all purpose flour (or 1 cup white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour)
In a large bowl beat together coconut oil, brown sugar, bananas and vanilla until combined well.  Add to the mixture 6 figs which have been quartered and beat into the mixture until they are broken down and part of the batter.  Next, beat in eggs until combined.  Sprinkle in baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix.  Add flour one cup at a time until batter is smooth.  Lastly to add more fig flavor and texture mix in the final 6 figs that you have diced.  Mix these in with a spoon to avoid breaking them up completely.  Pour batter into a loaf pan that has been greased with non-stick cooking spray ( I use coconut oil spray).  Bake at 350 degrees F until bread is set in the middle, about 50 minutes.  Allow to cool before slicing.


  1. A fig and banana loaf sounds delightful. I like the combination.

    It is a good thing that you discovered your fig tree in your backyard. I have one too, it produces beautiful figs once a year.


  2. I go over Ellen's house and eat her figs straight off the tree! They are yummy


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