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Fig rye banana bread

Fig rye banana bread

Fig rye banana bread is a banana bread lover’s dream come true. This bread is dense yet light, moist and so delish with the dried figs hidden in there. I absolutely love this bread and will def make it again, again and again. The spelt and rye flours complement the luscious figs so well. I am still dreaming about this loaf.

Fig rye banana bread is a banana bread lover’s dream come true. This bread is dense yet light, moist and so delish with the dried figs hidden in there. I absolutely love this bread and will def make it again, again and again. The spelt and rye flours complement the luscious figs so well. I am still dreaming about this loaf.

Fig rye banana bread

Fig rye banana bread

I was in the mood for some rye bread, prepping myself for our trip to Copenhagen this November. I absolutely loved our trip to Brugge and I just can’t wait for our next travel destination. So when I think about banana bread, it should be crunchy on the outside and super moist and soft when sliced. I adapted this recipe for Choosing chai’s chocolate banana bread. She uses eggs and I have added flax eggs and apple cider as egg substitutes.

Currently, as a stay at home, I feel like I have to start learning something new. I don’t know what it is but having a baby led me to forget a lot. It’s like a constant baby brain or the loss of brain cells. I went to visit a friend of mine that just had a baby and she said that our brains do shrink during pregnancy and only return to normal after about 6 months after birth. How crazy is that!  So writing our French B1 tests was quite stressful for me, with my shrunk brain and all. Now, I am trying to occupy my time with other activities than blogging, since I need a bit of social interaction and improve my French. I am soon starting to take pastry and bread courses at a flour mill and I can not wait. This will help me to pick up my bread game since sourdough and I am not looking eye to eye.

Fig rye banana breadFig rye banana bread

So hopefully I’ll be able to make some vegan croissants, baked bread, tarts etc. I’ll be taught the old-fashioned way of baking so I’ll have to teach myself the vegan alternatives. It’s a process, looking back a couple years ago my interest has certainly changed and I have to say being more true to who you are is so enlighting.

Recipe

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4-6 people

Difficulty

Beginner

Fig rye banana bread

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax seeds in 1/3 cup water)
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup rye flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried figs

Extra’s

  • Fresh figs
  • Almond pecan butter
  • Honey

Method

  1. Mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar and then add the flax eggs and the mashed bananas.
  2. Mix together the almond milk and the apple cider and let it curdle for 5 minutes before adding this to the banana mixture.
  3. Add the vanilla essence and then set aside while mixing the dry ingredients.
  4. Combine all the flours, salt, nutmeg, and chopped figs.
  5. Add the wet into the dry ingredients and then let it sit for 10 minutes before scooping the batter into a non-stick sprayed bread tin.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes till nice and brown on top, test with a cake pin to make sure the bread is cooked.
  7. Serve at room temp before slicing and serving with some almond butter and honey or just plain old butter will do the trick too!
  8. You can store this bread in a ziplock bag in room temp for a day or two, this bread gets more delicious the longer you leave it out, depending on the heat.

Hope you love this bread as much as I do, I’m planning on making another today!

M*

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