Fresh Fig Freekeh Chai Bread (Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

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Freekeh (green spelt), chai, coconut oil and fresh figs come together in this moist, rustic whole grain quick bread that's easy to make and very delicious. You can make this in a muffin form and top each with a sliced fig or nuts.

Fresh Fig Freekeh Chai Bread (Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

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  • 2 tsp Chai mix
  • 240 ml Freshly boiled water
  • 250 g Whole freekeh berries, ground into flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 60 g Raw brown sugar
  • 100 g Coconut oil
  • 2 Fresh figs, diced
  1. Place chai mix in a large cup. Pour the freshly boiled water directly over the mix and brew approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper. Whisk the ground freekeh, baking powder, salt and raw sugar.
  3. In another mixing bowl, stir together the brewed chai and coconut oil until well combined. Add in flour mixture and whisk until the batter is smooth. Fold in chopped fresh figs.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepare baking pan. Place the fig slices on the top of the batter and press them down gently. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar if desired. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Priya Suresh 19/9/14 15:33

Totally very pleasing bread there, dairy free, egg free then watelse we want, love to have few slices.

Mijú 19/9/14 15:36

Un corte ideal.
Los higos rojos divinos.
Un saludito

MunatyCooking 19/9/14 15:49

I've added freekeh in many recipes but never thought of making a bread out of it. This is creative Angie! I love freeke's texture and I'm sure that this was a delicious loaf. I have to make it :)

Unknown 19/9/14 16:47

Oh my goodness! This bread is beautiful!!! I love the fig, how delightful!

Emma | Fork and Good 19/9/14 17:06

Another beautiful bread Angie! I love this, all the purples and greens. You're so creative!

ann low 19/9/14 17:19

I love fig. Hope I can try this beautiful fig bread :)

Pam 19/9/14 17:23

Another beautiful loaf - it looks SO GOOD!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 19/9/14 17:42

Magnificent and realyl tempting!



Elisabeth 19/9/14 19:26

Angie, I love all your breads; but this fresh fig bread is incredible, rustic, and full of fresh figs. So tempting and delicious!
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Erica 19/9/14 19:35

I saw it on facebook and came to comment, Angie! It looks absolutely delicious! I am a huge fig fan and I would love a large piece now!

Anonymous 19/9/14 20:05

oww, very originally your recipe Angie .....
just perfect to starting a day with this definitely healthy bread!

Marcela 20/9/14 01:14

Yum, looks delish! I love your recipe! very originally!

grace 20/9/14 01:43

first freekah fig bread i've ever seen--i like it!

Sharon D. 20/9/14 02:40

It's beautiful, Angie. ...and you've gotten me all excited about 'freekeh'! :D

Judit + Corina | Glamorous Bite 20/9/14 02:52

Looks glorious, Angie! We adore figs and your bread recipe sounds heavenly:)

ahu @ ahueats 20/9/14 03:05

I need to try baking with coconut oil! This looks fabulous and that picture of the figs on the table - WOW!

Von 20/9/14 05:13

This loaf is so beautiful! :) I really love figs, but usually I finish them off ages before I can even think about making anything with them haha....

Medeja- CranberryJam 20/9/14 05:50

I this would be delicious in any form :)

Gina Stanley 20/9/14 07:23

Hi Angie, your bread looks nice and moist. I think the figs passed me by this year, usually I have eaten a bunch by now, but I haven't even had one. The weather here has had a lot of the crops off though. Hope it is good where you are and that you have had a good week. I blinked and mine disappeared.

Unknown 20/9/14 08:38

Oh, what a joy to all my senses!

Ana Regalado 20/9/14 12:10

Angie , the photo of those figs made me sigh , just beautiful :D I love this nutrient-packed bread and it sounds like pretty delicious , too !

Kelly 20/9/14 12:25

This bread is gorgeous Angie! I love the pretty figs and the chai flavor combination sounds wonderful!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 20/9/14 12:51

Oh my, right at my breakfast time. You make the most amazing breads Angie.

kitchen flavours 20/9/14 16:29

Look at your beautiful bread and the gorgeous figs! How I wish for a slice right now!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 20/9/14 18:32

Such a stunning presentation! I'd love a big slice of this gorgeous fig bread :)

GG 20/9/14 22:01

Great recipe, it looks amazing. GG

The Yum List 21/9/14 02:35

Really, your creativeness is inspiring. There are so many things to celebrate about your recipes. Thank you for sharing!

Gloria Baker 21/9/14 06:02

I love figs! This look wonderful Angie:))
Really amazing!

noobcook 21/9/14 07:28

This looks rustic and yummy!

My Inner Chick 21/9/14 16:56

gloriously gorgeous. May I have a slice? xx

Unknown 21/9/14 18:02

This is so mouth watering!

Ashley 21/9/14 18:33

Oh wow - with the chai and the figs this sounds absolutely delicious!!

Thalia @ butter and brioche 21/9/14 22:34

Need to get my hands on some freekeh to make this delicious bread.. great recipe! Pinned!

Catherine 21/9/14 23:55

Dear Angie, This picture is stunning. The bread looks so very good!!! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

[Reply] 22/9/14 00:31

Holly molly. For sure you are the queen of breads. Love how original your recipes are!

Beth 22/9/14 01:38

The figs are a beautiful addition to this bread!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 22/9/14 02:58

Another beautiful and I'm sure very delicious recipe!!

mjskit 22/9/14 04:49

Well, this is a very non-traditional fig recipe. Figs and chai? That sounds really, really good!! What a bread!

Geri Saucier 22/9/14 05:55

Beautiful bread:). Love the fresh figs.

Zeeshan 22/9/14 07:59

wow this is looking like a precious treasury box of ancient kings.. hope its taste is also awesome like its look

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 22/9/14 08:31

Wow egg-free? That is awesome, this bread looks so sticky sweet :D

Choc Chip Uru

Joyti 22/9/14 09:17

Wow, I would never have thought of combining freekeh and figs, nor making a bread of freekeh. This looks gorgeous and sounds delicious!

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 22/9/14 10:33

Perfect timing, Angie. I have figs that need to be used up and I can't think of a better fate for them. (Although they may have to wait until I've made the Apple Streusel Bread first - love the little mini treats.)

Alida 22/9/14 12:02

I could live only on figs! Your loaf looks delicious and beautifully presented. Lovely baking Angie!

Gourmet Getaways 22/9/14 12:24

Lovely! This is like Christmas fruitcake with a twist, plus healthier and chunkier, too! I already want a slice, or two!

Gourmet Getaways

Barbara 22/9/14 13:25

Very unusual, Angie! Your bread looks fabulous in the photos, amazing it is egg free!

Kathy 22/9/14 14:07

Oh wow, Angie! This loaf looks simply beautiful! I would love to have a slice now for my breakfast…love fresh figs!

Monica 22/9/14 16:17

You must have the best breakfasts with all your homemade breads. I'd love to sit down to some with a cup of tea!

Helene Dsouza 22/9/14 17:08

That's a gorgeous bread recipe idea, I wouldn't have thought of this and would definitely try a slice right now. Thanks for sharing

tigerfish 22/9/14 19:26

Freekeh seems to be the next IN thing! :)

All That I'm Eating 22/9/14 20:20

This looks beautiful, what a great way to use figs.

Cheri Savory Spoon 22/9/14 21:04

Hi Angie, will have to get my hands on some freekeh, such a lovely looking bread.

Unknown 22/9/14 23:33

Very innovative! Looks great! :)

Debra Eliotseats 23/9/14 00:37

That is mints to beautiful, Angie! Love the flavors.

Norma Chang 23/9/14 01:28

An interesting bread, should be nice with clotted cream and a nice cup of hot tea..

Bakericious 23/9/14 09:20

the fig in the bread looks so nice, wish I can have a slice now.

Katerina 23/9/14 10:22

Dense and bursting with flavors! I love it!

Allison 23/9/14 13:30

Oh my gosh this looks good! It'd be perfect with a cup of tea. Can't get over the beauty of those figs.

Kitchen Belleicious 23/9/14 14:42

i love the chia in this bread and the fact that it full of that wonderful fig flavor makes me want to eat the whole loaf. It looks delicious

Shashi 23/9/14 16:13

Angie - wow - your photos have me mesmerized - gorgeous gorgeous bread - love the figs! And love that it's dairy free!

Balvinder 23/9/14 16:56

Angie, Your bread with figs looks so beautiful. I love the chai flavor.

Hema 23/9/14 17:01

Such a healthy and delicious bread and it looks so beautiful too..

Evelyne CulturEatz 23/9/14 20:11

Angie, I think this is the most beautiful bread you have ever made and the ingredients in there, wow. And I have Freekeh at home.

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 23/9/14 22:36

I just love figs Angie! What a fun baking recipe for fig season. Love the idea of the spice from the chai in here too.

Caroline 24/9/14 01:30

Beautiful!! I looove figs. :-)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 24/9/14 05:22

Wow! Such a beautiful bread. It looks delicious.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 24/9/14 14:40

Lovely seasonal bread ! My hubby love fig bread & this fits the bill perfectly . Thanks for sharing ;)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/9/14 15:22

Wow, I'd love a slice of that with my coffee this morning! It looks really delicious, Angie, and I love figs.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 25/9/14 03:25

I can't believe you made freekeh berry flour for this lovely loaf. So creative, healthy and gorgeous! I find fresh fig as beautiful as they are delicious. Another fall perfect recipe.

Mary @ Fit and Fed 29/9/14 06:12

I love how you made it so pretty with the black and purple fig slices on top!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 1/10/14 01:36

Oh it's so nice to be back in fresh fig season and to read your delicious bread recipe . . . I can just see the moistness of it in your photos, Angie! Happy Autumn and baking time!

Kiran @ 3/10/14 06:31

Figs and chai flavors looks divine! Send me a loaf, please? :D


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