Banana and Fig Bread for Postpartum Recovery

Banana and Fig Bread for Postpartum Recovery

This High Protein Banana & Fig Bread is the perfect snack to boost your iron levels in the postpartum period. 

This recipe is packed full of plant based iron from dried figs to support your energy & reduce fatigue during your fourth trimester.

What makes dried figs a nutritional powerhouse for postpartum mums?

Dried figs are a rich source of iron, with a single serving providing about 2mg of plant based iron. Iron is crucial for postpartum recovery as it helps replenish your iron stores that may have been depleted during childbirth, increase your energy, reduce fatigue and even prevent postpartum depression. 

Benefits of Dried Figs for Postpartum Recovery

How do dried figs support postpartum recovery?

Iron is essential for the production of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Optimal iron levels help prevent anemia, a common occurrence in new moms. By including dried figs in your regular diet, you can help ensure that your body is getting the iron it needs to recover and thrive in the postpartum period. 

Other nutritional benefits of dried figs

In addition to iron, dried figs are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. Fiber can help prevent postpartum constipation by supporting digestion. Potassium is important for maintaining blood pressure levels, while antioxidants help reduce inflammation and promote healing after birth. 

Iron Rich Banana and Fig Bread


3 bananas, ripe and mashed

2 eggs 

1/4 cup butter 

1/3 cup Greek yoghurt 

1 tsp vanilla 

1/2 cup milk of your choice

1/2 cup brown sugar 

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 

1/2 cup Mothers Boost Postpartum Protein

1 tsp bicarb soda

350g dried figs, chopped roughly 


1. Preheat oven to 180
2. Combine flour, bi-carb, brown sugar, figs and Mothers Boost Protein in a large mixing bowl 
3. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, milk, butter, vanilla, and Greek yoghurt 
4. Add banana to wet ingredients. 
5. Add wet mix and dry flour mix together, fold until combined
6. Line a baking tin with baking paper 
7. Pour mixture into tin
8. Pop into oven and bake for 40-45 mins, or until skewer comes out clean in the middle


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