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Healthy banana and fig bread with almonds

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 slices

This is a great Saturday breakfast treat, packed full of healthy ingredients. It is so simple to make and has such a great melt-in-the-mouth texture. I absolutely love it. Try spreading Nutella on it while it is still slightly warm. I do manage to make every healthy treat utterly unhealthy but it is simply too good not to try. 


For the bread:

  • 250 g dried figs
  • 75 ml rapeseed oil
  • 125 g natural yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 apple

To decorate:

  • 50 g chopped almonds
  • 50 d dried figs


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper. 

  2. Place the figs, oil, yogurt, vanilla extract, bananas and eggs in the mixing bowl. Combine 10 Sec. / Speed 10.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, ground almonds, poppy seeds and turmeric then mix 10 Sec. / Speed 5.

  4. Coarsely grate in the apple and stir with spatula until combined.

  5. Transfer mixture to prepared cake tin. Decorate with figs and almonds then bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Test by inserting a skewer into the centre - if it comes out clean, it is baked.

  6. Transfer onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Enjoy with some Nutella or on its own!

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you don't have any ground almonds, place the whole nuts in the mixing bowl and crush until smooth 10 Sec. / Speed 10.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy banana and fig bread with almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 845mg24%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 218mg22%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

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  1. Liv B on September 21, 2015 at 1:54 am

    I would really like to make this cake, I’ve read the ingredients & the recipe but can’t find the # of eggs listed. Could you add this please ? 🙂 Thank you from me & my belly x

  2. Liv B on September 22, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Oh & I meant to ask – what glaze did you put on top of the bread? Or is that how it bakes up?

    • sophiahandschuh on September 22, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Hi Liv this is just a bit of apricot jam I tried out. If you want to glaze it just warm up some apricot jam in the pan and brush it over there bread.

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  4. Liv B on September 24, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Thank you! I baked this last night & it’s delicious! I was so surprised to realise (clearly didn’t read the recipe /that/ closely) that it has no sugar!! Super tasty.

  5. Jean on September 12, 2016 at 6:36 am

    I have just put this in the oven. I scraped the thermomix bowl and the raw mix is lovely. I have to keep reminding myself that the Australian tablespoon is larger than yours. Thanks for all your recipes. I love lots of the breads.

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on September 12, 2016 at 6:40 am

      Amazing 🙂 love that. Hope you will like it x

  6. Jenkins.lauren on October 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

    This looks really delicious! Just wondering what wholemeal flour you used. Is it plain or self-raising? Thankyou

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on October 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

      H Lauren, it is plain 🙂 x

      • Jenkins.lauren on October 25, 2017 at 9:13 am

        Thanks x

  7. Roneta on November 27, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Hi, o really like to try this recipe,

    What could be eggs changed to?

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on January 11, 2018 at 10:56 am

      You could try a flax egg instead but it may not be the right consistency. x

  8. Susan on February 18, 2018 at 2:54 am

    can you use fresh figs instead my tree is loaded!!

    • Weehooey A Weehooey A on February 19, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Sure, you might just have a moist loaf then.

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