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Fig Bread

What you need: 

2 cups fresh figs (very ripe ones work best) (about 10 to 12 figs)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup apple sauce
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup turbinado sugar (any sweetener will do)
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

What you do: 

I had some figs that were going to go bad very soon, so I wondered if there was such a thing as "Fig Bread" and there is! But, I wasn't too happy with recipes I found online... so I made this one up. It smells up the house almost like blueberry muffins, and the bread comes out a little moist inside (just like I like it) - but overall, its sweet and tasty. Enjoy.
1. Prepare figs - slice off the tips and halve them. Place in a bowl and mash them up - with skin and all!
2. Stir in orange juice, applesauce, vanilla, oil, and sugar.
3. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and soda) in separate bowl then stir into wet ingredients until well mixed.
4. Pour into a greased loaf pan (or you could make muffins too!)
5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 55 minutes. Check after 45 and cook more if needed.
Source of recipe: I modified/veganized it from many recipes I found online.

Preparation Time: 
5 to 10 minutes, Cooking time: 40 to 50 minutes
Cooking Time: 
40 to 50 minutes


The first time I made this it was too gooey so I modified it a bit.  Use slightly less than 2 cups figs, use slightly less than 1 cup applesauce, and omit the oil.  I also put some cinnamon in it and made muffins instead of loafs.  Oh. Wow.  They are so delicious, very moist, and freeze well.  Now I'm glad I have a fig tree in the back yard!! :)>>>


I made this tonight and ended up just tossing it in the bin.  I made a half recipe with proper measurements for everything.  The bread wasn't moist, it was mushy.  If I had baked it any longer it would have burnt.  :(


I wanted to add that when it says 2 cups fresh figs, Its easier to measure that after you mash them up.... it was about 10-12 figs.

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