Figs are by far one of my favourite fruits. They are so incredibly sweet and have the most gorgeous texture. They are only around for a short time so I like to maximise my use of them when they’re around. I was craving fruit loaf one afternoon and came up with this. I am so happy with the result. It makes for an easy breakfast or a beautiful accompaniment to tea and coffee for a snack. I am sure this will be a hit with your family, your friends and work colleagues. If you make this please send me a photo, I would love to see!
1.5 cups wholemeal spelt flour
1 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup coconut milk
¼ cup honey
½ cup coconut sugar
½ cup dates
½ cup dry figs
4 fresh figs
Preheat your oven to 180C fan forced.
Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
In a large bowl mix together the wholemeal spelt flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a small bowl mix together the eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, honey and sugar.
Cut up the dates and dry figs and put in a small bowl. Add two tablespoons of the dry ingredients to the dates and dry figs and mix together. By doing this is means that the dry fruit will not sink to the bottom of your loaf.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the dried fruits and mix until incorporated.
Pour the mixture into the loaf tray.
Cut up the fresh figs and arrange on top.
Bake for one hour or until the loaf is completely cooked through. If it is getting too much colour, cover with foil and bake until completely cooked through.
Storage: Keep in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap to ensure the loaf does not dry out.