This recipe, from The Joy of Vegan Baking (p. 64) is amazing. I don't know how to describe this bread--it somehow tastes deep and warm, even when cooled. The secret seems to lie in soaking the figs and dates in boiling water, baking soda, and oil for 15 minutes, which softens them up and creates a sort of syrup that permeates the bread.
Is it evil to link to a page from Google Books? Is my little teaspoon of a link helping to chip away the edifice of copyright, from which I myself hope to benefit one day? Well, at any rate, you should definitely buy this book.