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Don't you love it when an idea comes out as well as you had hoped?  I wanted a savory and barely sweet ‘bread' that I could use for everyday snacking, as well as a gluten-free, low carb alternative to crackers on my cheese board. This Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread is all that and more!

In scouring the internet for a suitable recipe, I, of course, landed upon Elana's Pantry and her Cranberry Almond Bread.

I was intrigued by the fact that her recipe contained ZERO grains…the base of the bread being almond butter. Since I happened to have an unopened jar of almond butter, I set to finessing the recipe to suit what I had in my mind.Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread with honey and goat cheese

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And booyah! The end product was just as I had hoped. Just barely sweet from the figs and toothsome from the added rosemary.  The nuts, seed and almond butter give this Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread a delightful texture that paired perfectly with the soft and creamy goat cheese I had in mind. (Are you starting to drool just a wee bit?)

On a related note, if you have been a reader of Nourish and Nestle for any length of time, you will have most likely noticed that Rosemary figures into quite a few of my recipes. If, like me, you love your Rosemary check out some of the following:

Rosemary Lillet Spritzer

Lemon Rosemary Scones

Rosemary and Goat Cheese with Ginger Preserves

Brown Butter Rosemary Cookies


creamy goat cheese

And then…top the whole thing with a drizzle of honey and you have the PERFECT appetizer, snack or breakfast treat.

Honey on Goat Cheese

This Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread whips up fairly quickly and can also be made in advance and frozen.

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Mini-Loaves of Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread

I used my grandmother's 40+ year-old food slicer, similar to this one,  to slice the semi-frozen loaves into even slices. I toasted some of the slices, which made them less chewy.  My hubby preferred the Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread toasted, while I preferred it not toasted.

While the world may be divided along political lines, I think we can all come together and agree that the combination of goat cheese, honey and rosemary is probably one of the greatest combinations…EVER! In fact, if we all just consumed a regular dose of the combination, I'm pretty sure that harmony would envelop the planet. Agreed? I'll do my part…like right now!

Rosemary Fig and Nut Bread (gluten-free)

Rosemary Fig and Nut Bread (gluten-free)

Yield: 3 mini-loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A mildly sweet bread full of nuts and seeds, with an added zip of rosemary. This delightful bread is sweetened only with the dried figs and contains no grains.


  • 3/4 cup almond butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • olive oil or butter for greasing pan


  1. In a food processor, blend almond butter, olive oil, and egg until smooth
  2. In a separate bowl, combine arrowroot powder/cornstarch, salt, and baking soda
  3. Blend arrowroot powder/cornstarch mixture into almond butter mixture until thoroughly combined.
  4. Fold in figs, all nuts and seeds and rosemary
  5. Grease 3-3" by 5.75" loaf pans or 1 3.5" by 7.5" loaf pan and dust with almond flour.
  6. Transfer batter to loaf pans
  7. Bake at 350" for 20 for small loaves or 40 mins for larger loaves, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 1 hour
  9. Slice thinly and serve as is or lightly toast. I 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 78mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 2g

Drizzling Honey over Goat Cheese on Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread

And while I'm pushing the whole goat cheese + honey thing right now, let me just say that a shmear of  Brie wouldn't be so bad either…or heck, just about any cheese would pair well with this bread.Slices of Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread

And thanks again to Elana for the inspiration and basis of this newly favorite recipe.

If you want to give this gluten-free Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread a whirl, then be sure to bookmark this page or pin the following image.

Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread (gluten-free)

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  1. Kater Tot

    August 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

    This looks delish!

    • lynn

      August 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Oh it is! Remember that bread at the bar in Columbus Circle? That got me thinking about this!

    • Mary

      August 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Looks delicious! My mouth is watering and will definitely make this! Thanks, Lynn

      • lynn

        August 24, 2018 at 1:59 pm

        They are a new favorite in our house.


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