For the past few weeks, I have basically been living off figs. This particular season, the fig bounty has been of such abundance that I had to come up with ways to use this glorious fruit (not a bad problem to have!). Besides just eating them fresh off the tree or indulging in this decadent treat, I decided a bread of some sort would be the perfect recipient of my favorite 'end of Summer' fruit.
And yes, I would be thrilled to know how you satisfy your fig fancy ~
Fig Banana Bread
2 Bananas (ripe)
4-5 Figs (ripe and cut into small pieces)
1/2 cup of melted butter
3/4 cup turbinado (raw sugar)
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cardamom*** (this is what puts it over-the-top)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix mashed bananas and butter in large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, lightly beaten eggs, figs and vanilla. Sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom over the mixture and stir in. Add the flour last, mix well. Pour into a 4 x 8 loaf pan and bake for approx. 1 hour or until toothpick comes out dry. Once removed from oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes, then slice and serve!