Italian Banana Fig Bread

This Italian banana fig bread is so easy to prepare! The instructions are simple, taking a very short time to make – therefore I called it “hasty recipe”. It will take you 15 minutes to prepare and around 45 minutes to cook this delicious bread. Here is the recipe:

Servings 2 loaves


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4-ounces (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
  • 5-6 medium ripe bananas (2 1/2 cups) – mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cups Farro flour (or whole wheat pastry flour or spelled)
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, grounded
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh figs, chopped (plus 4 for top)
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts



  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4. Then, lightly grease and flour 2 loaf pans (9 by 5 in. each)
  • In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter. Next, add the eggs and mix well until incorporated.
  • Add the yogurt and bananas to the egg mixture and combine well.
  • In another bowl, stir together the 2 flours, salt, soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet and whisk just until incorporated.
  • Fold in the chopped figs and hazelnuts.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pans.
  • Then, slice 4 figs and apply on the top of each pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for around 45 minutes, or just until a tester comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  • Cool for 15 minutes then remove from the pans. Continue to cool on a wire rack. Slice and serve.

Buon Appetito!

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