This is one of those loaves where you have a piece, and then you realize that you’re already eating the second piece… But not to worry, two pieces are totally allowed, because as usual this healthy Apple Anis Fig Loaf is jam-packed with fruit. It also uses Millet Flour, high in several minerals which we don’t find too often in our diet such as magnesium, maganese and B vitamins. This Niacin in millet may also help lower cholesterol. Lastly, it is also a flour which is very high in protein. Source: Body Ecology.
Preparing this loaf is a snap, as we follow the usual method of first melting some butter and coconut oil together, mixing in 2 eggs, some fromage blanc (shhh! I used that 0% stuff again… sorry, gotta use it up!) some sugar, flours, baking powder, mixing well, and then folding in the fruit:
The fun part was pouring in a lot of anis seeds. I wasn’t shy this time, and may have used a third of the spice jar…!
Dump the batter into a loaf tin lined with parchment paper. I love using parchment paper first as I find my loaves come out better and it avoids adding any extra butter to the outside of the loaf which I find has an impact on how well the outside stays slightly crispy. I not only put chunks of figs and apples inside my loaf, but I also decorated the top:
Bake an hour at 185C (365F). Absolutely knife test before pulling your loaf out of the oven.
Close up on those huge apple chunks!
Et voila! The proud chef.
What a better way to celebrate the fact that we are now, officially in summer, with this healthy Apple Anis Fig Loaf. You see those two pieces to the right? They were gone in about 30 seconds after this photo was snapped…
A double batch would have been a great idea… sure, now I think of that!
Nonstick Loaf Pan:
Until next time,