Easy fig and date loaf – perfect with a soy latte

Ingredients and how to bake

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried dates
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried figs
Place in a bowl and pour over 1 cup of boiling water
Add 1 tsp baking soda – stir – let sit while you prepare other ingredients
  • Beat 1 egg with 1/2 cup 100% unrefined cane sugar
  • Add flour – 1 cup of stoneground white, 1 cup of Einkorn flour – or wholemeal, or any other ancient grain flour you have
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2-3  tbsp chopped nuts and seeds – whatever you have
Combine all ingredients and spoon into loaf tin – either buttered or lined with baking paper.
Oven bake(fan bake) for approximately 40 mins at 180C.
Leave to cool, and store in an airtight container overnight. The next day it is divine for eating.
Nutritional note: Figs balance your acidic diet (meat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, refined foods = all highly acidic).
Dried figs are also very high in fibre, iron, calcium, and magnesium.