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Sweet Fig Bread

November 10, 2011

Yep, more figs from neighbor Frank. But like I always say…”when life hands you figs, make fig bread”. Or something like that :) This bread is SO GOOD that I think you need to add figs to your grocery list (unless of course you too have a neighbor Frank with a fig tree). If you’ve never tried a fig before, this is the recipe to start with! It’s figgin amazing bread!

3 eggs
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups fresh, ripe figs, stems removed, diced and slightly mashed
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray 2 loaf pans with Pam cooking spray and lightly coat with granulated sugar. Tap pans upside down to shake off excess sugar. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs.
  • Add sugar and beat until well combined.
  • Add mashed figs, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add fig mixture to flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk.
  • Beat well after each addition.
  • Fold in chopped walnuts.
  • Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until lightly browned around edges and set in center.
  • Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from pans and allow to cool completely before slicing.
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2 Responses to “ Sweet Fig Bread ”

  1. Stella on December 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it! Off to have a rummage around your blog.

  2. Susan Hirvo Perkins on November 10, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Once again I got to taste this delicious treat and to tell the truth I hesitated because fig bread didn’t sound like something I would like. It is Fantastic!!

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