Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fig Mole Mushroom Tacos
Mole is one of those traditional dishes that is passed down from generation to generation. It is a labor of love ground down on a metate and savored by the whole family. This fig mole uses the earthiness and sweetness of Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Dried Figs to enhance the complexity and richness of the mole. Golden brown sautéed mushrooms are bathed in fig mole and served on warm homemade corn tortillas, topped with sliced red onion, and cilantro.
What to Bake This Week: California Fig Banana Bread
One of our most beloved dried fig recipes, Cook’s Country Banana Bread is a two-bowl recipe that is a great way to use over-ripe bananas for a baked treat that would be easy to whip up for Mother’s Day or a weekend breakfast. Watch the video above or get the recipe below.
The key to great banana bread with figs is to use ripe bananas. Whether you opt for chopped Mission Dried Figs or Golden Dried Figs, we have a hunch our California Fig Banana Bread will become your new favorite. If using a nonstick loaf pan, on which the sides are very slick, grease and flour sides as well as the bottom.
We’re partnering on a giveaway with Sonoma Chocolatiers on Facebook just in time for Mother’s Day. Head to our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win a sweet care package with a gift box of 12 handmade chocolate truffles from Sonoma Chocolatiers, a variety of Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs, and a cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. Hurry, the giveaway is live from May 5 at 10a PST to May 12 at 10a PST.
Featured Recipe: Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies (Healthy Cookies for Kids)
by Kate Jenkins
These baked fig breakfast cookies aren’t your typical cookie; they’re packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, plenty of fiber, and vitamins and minerals to support whole body health. The star of the show are Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Dried Figs which provide essential moisture and sweetness to each and every single bite of cookie, as well as fiber and important nutrients.
As a nutritionist with a master’s degree in nutrition, I believe in nourishing the body with real, whole foods. So, these cookies are a total win in my book. They’re a wonderful on-the-go snack (for bringing on walks with your kids, for example) and are an easy way to meal prep breakfast for the week.