How to make a moist carrot fig pecan bread

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There are certain food textures my kids will steer clear of. Figs are one of them. Just this past weekend, we did our bi-monthly grocery run at Costco and was re-introduced to delicious, dried, unsulphured Calimyrna Figs. Being a great source of potassium and fiber, I naturally wanted the kids to try a few but every attempt was met with firm refusal. And since we chose to pick up a huge bag of figs, I decided to play Sneaky Mom yet again. (Remember my Spinach Brownies?) The kids love carrots and pecans, so how would they know if I sneaked a few figs into their Carrot Pecan Bread Carrot Fig Pecan Bread, right?

Carrot Fig Pecan Bread

Thankfully my sneakiness paid off because the kids loved the bread, even though the seeds in the same had them baffled for a while before I confessed!

This is an easy recipe that will be welcomed by all ages and makes a great addition to that lunch box to school or as a tea-time snack. (And yes, this does freeze well, so make an extra loaf for use later in the week/month. )

Carrot Fig Pecan Bread

The recipe makes a loaf but after a slice, I realized I should have doubled the recipe as we walloped half a loaf in one sitting!

4.84 from 12 votes
Carrot Fig Pecan Bread {Recipe}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Author: Marina
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder or you can do a 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg mix
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped/grated dried unsulphured Calimyrna figs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your loaf pan (greasing and flouring the same) before you start. {I used a 9 x 5" loaf pan)
  2. Take your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pecans + cinnamon) in a bowl and mix well. Set this aside to use after mixing the wet ingredients.
  3. In your mixer, mix the sugar and grapeseed oil well.
  4. To this, add the eggs and whip for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Now add the dry ingredients and blend well.
  6. Finally add to the mixture, the figs and carrots and give your mixture a final 30 second - 1 minute stir.
  7. Now pour your mixture into your prepare loaf pan
  8. (Optional- if you like a sugared crust, generously sprinkle sugar on top before popping the same into the oven)
  9. Place your loaf pan into the oven and check back in 45 minutes to see if it's done (Do the toothpick or clean fork test)
  10. Take out of the oven when done and slice when the loaf cools a bit.
  11. Enjoy!

.Do you like figs? Do you have a recipe you enjoy using them in?


    1. I agree, I don’t know if i’ve had one either but this bread looks awesome! I was telling my husband I’d like to make more breads (either in our bread machine or just a pan/mini loaf pan) to have something different.

    2. Oh you must try figs Alison. They’re great dried fruit snack ons that are also super healthy!

  1. Oh how scrumptious! I love carrot and nut bread- never thought of figs!

  2. Honestly, I would never think of this combination before. I do love carrot cake and banana and zucchini bread, so I would definitely try this. In fact, I’m very intrigued. 🙂

  3. We have all the ingredients in the house to make this and we have a big storm coming our way. This would be perfect!

    1. Yay…to all the ingredients being in the house. Boo to the storm rolling in. Stay safe Kerri!

  4. Oh these look absolutely amazing. We planted a fig tree last year, so hopefully we’ll get some fruit this year. I cannot wait to make and try these. My mouth is already watering! 🙂

  5. my friend has a fig tree in her yard and they are so good we just eat them right off the tree

  6. This looks so good. I like fig and haven’t had fig since I was a teenager. I bet this bread is really moist. I will have to share this recipe with my mom .

  7. Figs are wonderful aren’t they—and sometimes– Mom’s have to be a bit sneaky to get things down their kids. But how are they going to try anything new if they aren’t given a chance –at least you can say things like’well the last time you ate a fig you sure seemed to enjoy it’. I have done the same

  8. Love this recipe! What a great way to get kids to eat their veggies! I will definitely be making this next weekend & I know my kids will love it!

  9. Yum! What a great combination of flavors, I absolutely LOVE figs! Thanks for sharing it for Mix It Up Mondays!

  10. What a delicious Fall Bread recipe. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Delicious carrot fig pecan brad I will try it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning

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