Fig Pancakes

I must tell you, it wasn’t until I posed the question of holiday flavors and someone said figs that I even thought about fig pancakes. I love having a blog and being able to ask and comment with others about cool new things to try and do.  I hadn’t really ever tried figs, let alone make a pancake with them.  If I don’t like something, I’m not going to post a blog with a recipe…that’s silly.  I’m also not going to post a recipe that takes more than 15 minutes and has 100 ingredients because that isn’t my style.  So with that I decided to attempt to make some figcakes.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to try making a savory fig recipe or sweet (both are apparently pretty common?).  But sweet always captures my heart so I chose them.


1/2 cup figs (I bought a bag of already chopped because I’m of the simple type)

1/4 cup walnuts

1 egg

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon oil

1/2-1 cup milk depending on the consistency you like (either thick or more thin crepe like pancakes)

1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla extract and nutmeg

Sweetner to taste (I added ¼ cup stevia cup for cup as well as 2 tablespoons of brown sugar)

Mix and cook on the griddle. 

Topped with some peanut butter.
Topped with some peanut butter.

These were actually surprisingly good.  I was pretty surprised since a week prior I had no idea or clue what figs were.  So certainly a pancake in the rotation de LOLZ.

Question for you: Do you like figs?


  1. This might be the most unique pancake recipe you’ve made yet. You’re super brave for trying them, haha I don’t think I would have touched them with a 10 foot pole. I’ve never had figs but they look kind of strange to me. At least they were good! Proves that you never know until you try something 🙂

  2. I love dried figs…fresh figs make me feel like I’m eating braaaiiinnnssss 😛

    Love the idea of fig pancakes though. I’m going to give them a try using peanut flour and a flax egg.

    I wondered what the topping was! What brand of PB was that? It looks almost like caramel spread (yum).

    P.S Glad your knee is okay.

    1. It’s actually just normal Jiffy LOL. I was thinking it looked a bit odd when I uploaded the photo, I think it might be the lighting! Thanks for your well wishes Jess!

  3. Oh my gosh I’m obsessed with figs!!! I had actually never tried whole figs (but I loved fig newtons as a kid) until sophomore year of college when the house I was living in a had a fig tree. Now I just can’t get enough of them!

  4. I’m actually not too sure how I feel about figs. I don’t like the fresh ones, and the dried ones aren’t something that I’d eat on their own, but then I come across some fig recipes (like fig bars, for example) that aren’t too bad, so I’m all sorts of confused 😉

  5. Ohh this may be one of my favorite combos so far! I like figs, especially the dried ones. I do not like green figs though..BLECH!

  6. I LOVE figs!!! I have a fig tree in my backyard at home which I didn’t even know about until this past summer! My mom mentioned something like, “I wish I knew what to do with all those figs.” and I was like WHAT? so she picked them all and washed them… and I just ended up eating them all haha. so. good.

  7. I actually never had a fig until this past fall lol for some reason I never made the connection that the fig in fig newtons were actual fruit hahaha

  8. I tried a fig in the summer and it caused me mucho tummy troubles. However, my stomach is faring better now and I did like the one that I tried. Maybe give it another go … hm. We’ll see. 😉 Way to go out on a limb though!! Risk balanced reward well enough here, it seems.

  9. Just want to say that I live for your pancake recipes. It’s the only breakfast item that ALL the kiddos and I like so your ideas are fantastic. Keep them coming!

  10. I’m not gonna lie. I don’t even know what figs are! But I will be googling them lol

  11. I LOVE FIGS!!! So my nonno used to have fig trees in his backyard (when he retired and moved, each of my mom and her sisters got one), and so we’ve always had fresh figs. We make fig cookies (like fig newtons but better!) for Christmas every year and I looove throwing them in random dishes – pancakes would be so legit!

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