Fig and Toasted Pecan Bread

We went to friends for a board game night and I baked two quick loaves of bread to take. These loaves are gluten free, low carb (you can leave the figs out for an even lower carb count) and fantastic with just butter or any cheese.

This is a variation of my other nutty keto loaf. I plan to bake other variations, like an olive parmesan or spiced ginger and apple loaf.

The beauty of this loaf is it’s so quick, no separate beating of egg whites, folding in and working quickly like other keto breads. I let the one loaf rest in the dough stage while I mixed up the second. Baked beautifully!

Best flavour in this loaf is the toasted pecan flour, it came out like pecan butter and the taste was sublime!


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup oat fibre
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans ground into flour butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbl ground psyllium husk or ground chia seed (optional)
  • 2 tblsp brown keto sugar
  • 1 tbls baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs (4 small)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 11 soft black mission figs, chopped, stirred into flour or you could try soaked raisins, drained before adding
  • Topping: chia seeds, oats, sliced figs, pecans


  1. Measure all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  2. Cut in figs in small pieces into flour mix
  3. Beat together the Greek yogurt, eggs and olive oil
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry
  5. Place in well greased or parchment lined bread pan
  6. Top with oats, chia seeds, pecan nuts and slices of fig
  7. Bake at 350⁰F for 40 to 45 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out dry
  8. Let cool and store in fridge in sealed container for up to a week.

We had a fun evening playing Brimstone, here is a photo of the final Harbinger boss fight, which we just barely beat. It’s an incredibly complex game and our friend did an awesome job navigating the many guide books and complex rules.

I want to get back to painting miniatures again, it’s so satisfying and relaxing … just to find the time!

I went to a food cart pod during work lunch break yesterday with work friends and this cool entrance gate caught my eye.

Also, this fence!

Pavarotti the African dwarf frog is moved into his own aquarium now. He is so tame and comes from wherever he’s hiding when he hears my voice (I hand feed him now!).