California fig banana bread is an amazing treat! I love figs, but I couldn’t get some of my kids to eat them until I made this bread! When I found out that they were having a contest, I couldn’t wait to make the bread and take some awesome pictures.

It has been a lot of fun. Look at this bread and how delicious and moist it is! The only thing that I didn’t do right was to make it for Fathers Day. And no not because my amazing husband’s name is Newton! Yes, people use to call him “the Big Fig” back when we were in high school, thinking that they were so funny.

 

California Fig Banana Bread

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For California Fig Banana Bread?

  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  • Ripe bananas
  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Whole or low-fat yogurt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped macadamia nuts

 

How Do I Make California Fig Banana Bread?

  • Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 1/2″ by 4 1/2″ inch loaf pan.
  • Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt and figs together in a large bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla together. Gently fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Fold in the macadamia nuts. The batter will look thick and chunky.
  • Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until golden brown about 55-60 minutes.
  • Let the loaf cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out into a wire rack and let cool for 1 hour before serving.

 

He was adopted and his father’s first son. My father-in-law’s middle name is Newton and so my husband is named after his father. Anyway to make a long story short, he loves raisins and figs and all kinds of good stuff!

And so when I saw this recipe for California fig banana bread, I knew that it was a must. Oh ya, and he was born in California! So don’t you think that this recipe was a MUST!

 

California Fig Banana Bread

What is the Difference Between a Date and a Fig?

 
  • Dates and figs are tasty fruits with similar nutrient profiles.
  • Dates are higher in sugar but lower in fat.
  • Dates are sticky while figs are slightly crunchy due to their many seeds.
  • Both foods are commonly eaten dried and make a great addition to a healthy diet.

 

When we went to a a blogging conference a few weeks back, I went to the station that had California Figs. I loved them. I ate the whole bag myself. They are moist and delicious and I an anxious to see what my kids think. I haven’t let them eat my masterpiece yet, so I will have to finish writing after dinner.

Well I am back, and it was a hit! Delicious! We all loved it!! I hope that you soon get a chance to try California fig banana bread. You will be glad that you did.

We have some fun holidays coming up, like the Fourth of July, and Labor Day. It is time to be thinking of some fun and yummy food for those get togethers. And if you have a family reunion, California fig banana bread is a must, Aunt Betty will hug you and pinch your cheeks and tell you what an amazing cook you are.:) Enjoy your bread and enjoy your summer.

More Sweet Breads That You May Enjoy:

Lemon Bread

Banana Bread

Strawberry Bread

Cherry Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

 

Yield: 8 people

California Fig Banana Bread

California Fig Banana Bread

California fig banana bread is a moist bread with a wonderful taste. Delicious figs and macadamia nuts. What's not to love!?!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stems removed and chopped into 1/4" pieces
  • 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed well
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 Stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole or low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 1/2" by 4 1/2" inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt and figs together in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla together. Gently fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined (do not over mix).
  4. Fold in the macadamia nuts. The batter will look thick and chunky.
  5. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached, about 55-60 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.
  6. Let the loaf cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out into a wire rack and let cool for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 429Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 70mgSodium 342mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 3gSugar 28gProtein 7g

 

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