Pumpkin Fig Date Nut Bread

pumpkin fig date nut bread

Pumpkin Fig Date Nut Bread is dense. But, it’s not ‘heavy’. This bread is ‘sweet’ But it’s not overly gooey sweet. This bread has rich beautiful hues and varying texturing.

Pumpkin Fig Date Nut Bread

I have several friends who are gluten intolerant. And, I have a handful of friends with Celiac’s Disease. Then I have friends and family who want to cut out some of the gluten in their diets. That’s why I created this pumpkin fig date nut bread. It’s something that I can share with those aforementioned folks and even if you do eat gluten, you’ll never know it’s missing from this recipe!

Date Nut Bread Recipe

What I love about this bread are several things. First of all, it’s pretty easy and straightforward to make. Two bowls. Wet ingredients. Dry ingredients. Blend together. Bake in a bread pan. That’s about it. No really special equipment other than your elbow grease when whisking. Sure you can use a hand mixer or even pull out the big ol’ Kitchen Aid stand mixer, but I figure I’ll burn a few more calories by giving my arm a workout. Honestly, these ‘little’ things we do every day to ‘exercise’ more do add up. From climbing steps, parking a few paces further from the entrance to the store to cooking, and, yes, whisking. You’re burning a few more calories.

Figs Recipe

Figs are scrumptious in these recipes for cookies, cake, appetizers, and more. This fig is dense. But, it’s not ‘heavy’. This bread is ‘sweet’ But it’s not overly gooey sweet. This bread has rich beautiful hues and varying textures. I also love the fig topping. By swirling it around in the batter, it created a ‘crater’ effect making the top a tad bit crunchy. Love eating it with a slathering of whipped cream cheese, too! xoxo ~ally

Nut Bread

Treat your family to this delicious nutty bread that’s baked to perfection. Nut Bread packs a lot of nutrition and flavor into every bite. Great for breakfast spread with cream cheese or as an afternoon snack with your favorite beverage.

Serve in the morning for breakfast with butter and jam. Or what you love with. With morning coffee or tea, it’s a fairy tale!

Best Fig Sauce

This fabulously easy fig sauce recipe is absolutely yummyyy and offers versatility to your daily servings of fruit. Don’t think fig sauce is just used in cooking pumpkin fig date nut bread! Yes, you can use it with other dishes, too.

Fig sauce can be used as a savoury sauce for pork and chicken or as a topping for an olive oil-soaked piece of toast. Soooo Good.

But, if you still want something more delicious, then try these recipes!

Brown sugar fig pork
Trail Mix Sweet Potato & Pineapple Cheesecake
Pineapple Fig Drizzle Sauce
Apple fig custard open faced pie
pumpkin fig date nut bread

pumpkin fig date nut bread

Pumpkin Fig Date Nut Bread

Yield: One loaf pan

This bread is dense. But, it's not 'heavy'. This bread is 'sweet' But it's not overly gooey sweet. This bread has rich beautiful hues and varying texturing.


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbl. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup oil, coconut
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ cups white rice flour
  • 1 Tbl. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup Dole Sunshine dates, chopped
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbl. fig jam, put in small glass bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds


  1. Combine in a medium mixing bowl the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Whip with a whisk about 90 seconds until frothy. Add the oil and pumpkin puree and whisk again another couple of minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and blend together well.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry and blend well for a couple of minutes. Fold in the dates and walnuts.
  4. Grease and flour well a bread pan. Pour in the batter. Take the warm fig jam and dollop on top. Take a wooden skewer and swizzle around into the whirls.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 for 50-55 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack for about 20 minutes then remove from the baking pan.


Adding Dole Sunshine Golden (or dark) Raisins is also very delicious. Either replace for the dates or do half and half.

Your sharing is GOLDEN! Thank you!

Your sharing and comments help me stay in business! Share a photo if you make the recipe #allyskitchen Thank you! xo Ally

pumpkin fig date nut bread

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Since you say this bread is sweet, what if I cut the sugar in half?

    1. I think that would be perfectly fine. Another thing you can do is taste the batter for sweetness. Start w/less, and, if you need to add more to your preference and liking, then you can. Hope this helps! xoxx ally

  2. Anonymous says:

    Perfect combination of flavors for the Pumpkin, Fig, Dates Nut Bread but it would be very hard for me to hold back on cutting off the very top with the crunchy pieces with no bread till the next piece. Selfish I know. Welcome Fall.

    1. Ha ha! Oh, go ahead, have at it! Yes, it’s a fabulously delicious and definitely FALL recipe! Enjoy and please let me know how you like! xoxx ally

  3. Patsy Wootton says:

    What size bread pan did you use?

    1. It’s a regular size, Patsy, about 9 x 5 x 2. I think the brand is a Wilton. Not sure. xo ally

  4. Anonymous says:

    So going to make this this week and adding chocolate chips

    1. Hey, pumpkin and chocolate chips? You can’t go wrong! Let me know how you like! And, thank you for your support! xo ~ally

    1. Alison! I love new ‘edgy’ combinations. And, this one’s a winner. Thank you, luv! And, thanks for stopping by to visit! xo ~ally

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