Fig Pecan Bread (Grain and Dairy Free)

I love fruit bread. I find it a perfect treat after dinner or as a nice addition to any breakfast. I also love figs..a lot! Figs are rich in calcium, fiber and potassium. Pecans contain B Vitamins and antioxidants from Vitamin E. And then there is coconut flour. This amazing flour is bursting with protein and fiber.

1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
3/4 cup figs, chopped and stems removed
3 eggs
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a bread pan.

Place all ingredients except pecans into a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the pecans and mix for another 3-5 minutes. Pour batter into bread pan.  Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing the bread.

You could also use walnuts in place of pecans if you prefer. If you can’t find figs locally, I like to use these figs.

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Banana Bread (Gluten and Dairy Free)

I always have a ton of bananas in my fruit basket these days because my one year old goes crazy for bananas.

This morning I realized I wanted to make some bread and decided to use two ingredients I had on hand: bananas and quinoa flour. This bread is delicious. It is perfect for breakfast or an evening snack. Enjoy it plain or with some butter or ghee spread on top of it.

4 medium size bananas (mashed)
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 cups quinoa flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a bread pan with olive oil.

Add the mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla extract to a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix together the coconut sugar, quinoa flour, baking soda and sea salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl and stir. Sprinkle in the walnuts and stir again. Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the oven for 70 minutes. Allow bread to cool before slicing.

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