Healthy Breakfast Bread with Seeds, Almonds, and Figs

December 11, 2015

Test Kitchen-Approved

Makes: 1 big loaf or 2 small


  • 3/4 whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseeds
  • 1 handful whole almonds (or chopped, according to your tastes)
  • 8 dried figs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat your oven in 200°C (400°F). Begin by mixing the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, seeds, almonds, and figs together in a big bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mash your bananas and add the buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Mix well and add to the dry ingredients. Add the honey and the cinnamon and stir until homogeneous. Pour into a loaf pan and put in the oven for approximately 35 to 45 minutes. Remove when a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, and wait at least 10 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.

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Reviews (9) Questions (0)

9 Reviews

FrugalCat March 30, 2018
I used walnuts and coconut oil and it came out great. I made them in muffin size and called them Fig Mc Muffins. Next time, dates in place of figs.
Anna S. January 7, 2017
Decided to make muffins instead of a loaf -- came out great! Dominant taste is definitely the figs. I used the same amount of flour (but used a mixture of white and whole wheat). Baked for 20mins. These muffins are great served warm with cream cheese! Would also work with apple chunks instead of figs, I think.
molly.b.good September 15, 2016
What if I used butter instead of olive oil? maybe better? <br />
Erin June 10, 2016
I have made this recipe three times and it has failed all three times. 35 mins? I let it bake for double that and it was burned on the outside and completely raw inside. Really wanted the recipe to work but won't be trying is one again<br />
LouLou May 31, 2016
Good....not great. I think I wanted this to be moister. Loved the idea of the dried figs in there.
Beverly C. May 26, 2016
I thought whole flaxseed contributed nothing unless it is ground? Otherwise it just passes through the digestive system.How could this recipe be adapted to get the most benefit from the flaxseeds?
B May 26, 2016
Grind them.
liz K. April 2, 2016
I am going to make this bread but I'm not sure what your intention is regarding the oatmeal. Should I use cooked oatmeal, rolled oats or quick oars?
melissa May 26, 2016
same question!