Bread with figs is a great way to incorporate your favorite summer fruit into loaves best sliced and eaten while still warm from the oven. With that in mind, here’s a collection of a our most popular fig bread recipes with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs for all levels of bakers, assembled in order of difficulty.
We’ve dubbed these bread recipes easy because they don’t require any proofing or yeast. Below you’ll find stir and bake quickbreads, perfect for weeknights or last minute baking when the craving strikes.
California Fig Banana Bread
Classic banana bread—with a twist—crunchy macadamia nuts and chopped chewy Mission Figs mix come together in a new classic.
Figgy Cranberry Orange Quickbread
When fresh cranberries hit the grocery store, this is the quickbread to make with our Mission Dried Figs. It’s scented with winter spices and sparkles on top with crunchy pearl sugar.
This next collection of fig bread recipes requires yeast but minimal shaping. While they involve proofing time, they only require a little bit of planning.
Rustic Whole Grain Fig + Walnut Rolls
These rustic whole grain rolls incorporate oats, cornmeal, and whole wheat flour into a dinner roll with toasty walnuts and chewy figs inside.
Fig Focaccia with Gruyere
Focaccia requires planning ahead and making a biga (a pre-ferment). These are the hardest parts of focaccia-baking. It’s a satisfying bread dough that you get to dimple and drizzle on olive oil to achieve the crunchy crust.
These are the breads meant for weekends and baking projects. While they do involve more shaping and making fillings with figs, they will make any occasion special.
Ginger Golden Fig Star Bread
Here’s the ultimate holiday bread—and not just for winter—our star bread is great for July Fourth festivities too. The recipe includes process photos to show you how to shape the dough.
Chocolate Fig Panettone
Start a new Christmas tradition with panettone. Rum-infused figs and chocolate fleck this festive bread that takes two days to proof and bake. Could it be the ultimate homemade Christmas gift? Yes!
Chocolate Fig Babka
When you slices into a loaf of fig babka, a zebra-like swirl made of figs and chocolate threads through each slice for a special occasion bake.
Almond Fig Breakfast Braid
This showstopping loaf starts with a sweet, lightly spiced enriched dough that’s then twirled up with a rich, warmly spiced Fig Filling.
MORE FIG BREAD RECIPES
So, which of the bread recipes are you going to bake first? Let us know in the comments. See all of our fig bread recipes here.