Fig and Golden Raisin Quick Bread

Makes 12 servings


  • Vegetable baking spray with flour
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped dried figs
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped toasted almonds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x4-inch loaf pan with flour-infused baking spray and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine buttermilk, zest, and cinnamon. Heat over medium-high heat just until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat, add figs and raisins, and set aside 10 to 15 minutes or until figs are softened and mixture cools to room temperature.

Meanwhile, whisk together sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Add fruit mixture and stir to combine. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add fruit mixture and stir just until combined—don’t over-mix. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let rest 10 more minutes before slicing.


Serving size: 1 slice

Calories: 181; Total fat: 4.8 g; Saturated fat: 2.2 g; Cholesterol: 31 mg; Sodium: 239 mg; Potassium: 200 mg; Carbohydrate: 36 g; Protein: 5 g