Banana Bread Gets A Tasty Power Boost
A classic favorite gets a flavor and nutrition boost from figs and chocolate. (NAPSA)-When thoughts turn to baking and the holiday season, classic banana bread can get a scrumptious new look and nutrition power boost with the addition of sweet, fiber-rich figs and yummy chocolate morsels. Looking for an after-school snack for the kids, a morning treat to enjoy with coffee or the perfect holiday hostess gift? Chocolate Fig Banana Bread delivers on all counts. Freeze loaves whole or cut into slices and wrap individually in plastic wrap to grab out of the freezer for everyday use. Although it’s likely to be rare, if there are leftovers, Chocolate Fig Banana Bread can be used to transform bread pudding, French toast and layered ice cream parfaits into decadent holiday dishes to delight friends and family. Use dark purple Mission Figs or Golden Figs; both work equally well in the recipe and add the same power boost of sweet fruit flavor, fiber and potassium. Keep California Dried Figs on hand for a quick energy-rich snack and sweet addition to salads, side dishes and cereals. For more recipes, baking tips, figs and fig products, go to the Valley Fig Growers website, www.valleyfig.com.