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Monday, February 7, 2011

Dried Fig Bread(No sugar added)


Super moist bread ,as good as dessert but lower in sugar and high in fiber.What's not to love?


Since figs are high in natural sugars,the bread is sweet enough without a need for any other sweetener.Figs are good source of minerals, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. 5 medium figs can contain about 100mg of calcium.



Symbol of abundance and fertility,fresh figs are seasonal but dried figs can be devoured any time of the year.These are Turkish imported figs,I puree them in my recipe,but some figs can be hard to puree,should be soaked in water an hour or two before grinding them.


Recipe : Dried Fig Bread(No sugar added)

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups of whole Wheat flour
2 organic eggs
12-15 medium dried figs,hulled and chopped
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder(alum free)
3/4 cup organic skimmed milk
1/4 cup of canola oil

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven.Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with oil or line with parchment paper; set aside.

Puree the the figs(reserve few for topping)in a high-power blender(Vitamix) until smooth,add a tablespoon of water if needed.
In a large mixing bowl sift the flour along with the other dry ingredients(salt and baking powder)
In a separate bowl crack eggs and whip for few seconds,add oil ,vanilla and fig puree.
Mix the wet and dry mixtures.Pour in the prepared loaf pan,sprinkle the chopped figs in rows,bake in the middle rack of the oven until the crust is lightly brown about 40-45 minutes.
Cool about 30 minutes;loosen the sides using a table knife,flip the pan on to the cutting board. Slice and serve with a hot cuppa black coffee. Can refrigerate for a week in an air tight container.



The fig bread is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging #270,hosted this week by Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu

23 comments:

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Figs and dates are my absolute favourite... Would munch them on for a tasty and healthy snack... Love this fig bread... Liking the fact that this is naturally sweetened..
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divya said...

what a tempting and drooling bread....they look awesome!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This bread looks so delicious and moist! Wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Paula said...

I think I could eat this all day long, because I love such delicious looking things :)

SassyAgapi said...

looks good, i love figs

Sasha said...

That looks really good. I don't have a lot of experience with figs. It is something that I want to try in the future. I make a lot of raw foods and smoothies. I will have to try them in there once.

Mona said...

Yasmeen, dried figs are my favorite. Unfortunately my supply is finished, and I have to restock inshallah. The bread looks fantastic.

Priti said...

Looks yum dear ...I have figs with me...will try this..

Rajani said...

oh this is absolutely my kind of dessert! excellent recipe.

Priya said...

Sugarfree bread are always welcome, bread looks super moist and yumm!

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely moist looking bread !

Bria @ WestofPersia said...

Love this bread! Figs are one of my favorite fruits. So healthy and delicious.

sharada said...

love such healthy yet delicious bread.

Healthpointing said...

As health is the essential part for our body. As wee know the health is wealth . Healthy people can earn money so eat good food like dried fig bread with no added sugar which makes our body in good shape .It helps to keep our body in maintain.
Eat good food n be healthy

ibnubanjari said...

very nice....emm.....


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Kurinji said...

So tempting bread....
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Aer Conditionat said...

This bread looks absolutely awesome. I really love figs but I didn’t know they contained so much calcium. And I can only imagine the taste of this bread thanks to the fig addition. I would also serve it with a cup of black coffee just like you. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Great looking fig cake-just what I would love with a cup of coffee.Thanks for joining in WHB#270.

Ashley said...

yum yum yum sugar free bread.I will love to eat that bread...Herbal Product

obesity in women said...

wow... looks like delicious...... yummy and also healthy

bodylift said...

It is looking so yummy. I would like to taste it.

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Anonymous said...

delish looking bread....want to make it today...but don't see when to add the milk in the recipe? Is the milk to be blended with the fig in the blender or is it added when all the wet ingredients are mixed. Thanks! Nis

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