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Oatmeal Fig Bread

May 30, 2010

This bread is easy, healthy and delicious. What more could you ask for?

Oatmeal Fig Bread

Adapted from EatingWell.


2 T plus 1 cup oatmeal, not instant
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose works too.)
2 1/4 tspn baking powder
1/4 tspn baking soda
1 tspn salt
1/2 – 3/4 cup dried figs, roughly chopped
1 cup nonfat yogurt
1 egg
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
3/4 cup skim milk or soy milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Coat the inside of a 9”x5” loaf pan with cooking spray. Evenly sprinkle one tablespoon of the oats over the bottom and sides of the pan.
  3. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and figs in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk together yogurt, egg, applesauce, honey, and milk.
  5. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining oats.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Let pan cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove warm bread from the pan and allow to cool completely on the wire rack before slicing.



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