Chocolate Fig Bread

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Dark chocolate and figs are especially complementary in this bread when it is served warm.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ cup chopped dried figs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" × 5" loaf pan with pan spray, and line the bottom and short sides with a strip of parchment.
  • Sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Whisk together melted butter, egg, milk, and chocolate syrup. Stir wet ingredients into dry, and mix until batter just comes together. Fold in chocolate chips and figs.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake 30 minutes, until risen. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and bake 30 minutes longer, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Tent with foil if loaf browns too quickly.
  • Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Continue cooling on a rack.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ cup chopped dried figs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" × 5" loaf pan with pan spray, and line the bottom and short sides with a strip of parchment.
  • Sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Whisk together melted butter, egg, milk, and chocolate syrup. Stir wet ingredients into dry, and mix until batter just comes together. Fold in chocolate chips and figs.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake 30 minutes, until risen. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and bake 30 minutes longer, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Tent with foil if loaf browns too quickly.
  • Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Continue cooling on a rack.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories470
Total Fat20g
Saturated Fat12g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium180mg
Total Carbohydrate73g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars40g
Protein8g