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Chocolate Fig Banana Bread

close up of a slice of chocolate fig banana bread

This bread looks fancier than it is….dried figs, chocolate and bananas come together for a perfectly decadent bread.  A one bowl recipe, easily made gluten free.

  • Author: Karla


1 cup dried figs, diced

3 ripe bananas, mashed

2 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup gluten free flour (or all purpose if you aren’t making gluten free)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking sods

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

8 whole figs, cut in half


Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a loaf pan by greasing it and lining it with parchment paper. Be sure to let it hang over so it is easier to pull out later.

Soak the whole figs in a bowl of water for about ten minutes, as you prepare the recipe.

In a large bowl, combine the banana, oil, sugar, vanilla and diced figs.  Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.

Pour into the loaf pan and arrange the halved figs on top.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Recipe only slightly modified from Kitchen Confidente.