The Best Whole Wheat Fig & Banana Bread

Enjoy a delicious vegan or plant-based Whole Wheat Banana Bread that’s perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

This recipe combines the sweet flavors of ripe bananas and figs with the heartiness of whole wheat flour.

It’s easy to make and will leave your taste buds satisfied.

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Nutritional Overview (per serving)

  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 146
  • Fats: 1g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 4g



  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 5 mashed figs + 2 extra, sliced for topping
  • 2 flax eggs (combine 2 tbsp. flax meal + 5 tbsp. water)
  • 4.2 oz. (120g) vegan Greek yogurt
  • 2.7 oz. (80ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6.3 oz. (180g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt

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Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a silicone loaf pan or line a regular loaf pan with baking paper.
  2. Mix wet ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, 5 mashed figs, flax eggs, vegan Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine dry ingredients: In another bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients: Add the dry flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter; a few lumps are okay.
  5. Pour into the loaf pan: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and evenly distribute the 2 sliced figs over the top.
  6. Bake: Place the loaf pan into the preheated oven and bake for about 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. To prevent excessive browning, cover the loaf with foil around the 45-minute mark.
  7. Cool: Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing it and letting it cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Serve: Once cooled, slice and serve. This delicious Whole Wheat Fig & Banana Bread is perfect on its own or with a cup of your favorite beverage.


Serving Ideas:

  • Spread a bit of almond or peanut butter on slices for added flavor.
  • Enjoy with a side of fresh fruit or a dollop of Greek yogurt.



This Whole Wheat Fig & Banana Bread is a delightful and nutritious treat that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

With the goodness of whole wheat, sweet bananas, and succulent figs, it’s a satisfying option for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.



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Alex from Eat Those Plants
Alex from Eat Those Plants

My name is Alex and I'm a passionate advocate of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Since losing over 40 pounds on a vegan diet I've created the Eat Those Plants website to help you look good and feel great by putting more plants on your plate!