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Are you looking for a healthy old-fashioned fig bars recipe?
The fig bar recipe I’m about to share is super simple, vegan, and healthier than most fig bars and fig newton bars on the market.
You will need a few simple ingredients and 15-20 minutes. Let’s jump right in!
Ingredients for the Old Fashioned Fig Bars Recipe:
Oat flour is easily accessible everywhere, and if you don’t have any – you can blend some oats.
The peanut flour is fantastic, as it is high in protein, and it brings peanutty flavor to the dough.
If you are not a fan of peanuts, you might substitute it for more oat flour or almond flour. I haven’t tried it, so I can’t be 100% certain if it will work, but let me know if you try it!
You will need 1 tbsp of it.
Instead of using a lot of oil, we will substitute it with tahini, which is high in fat, also higher in protein, and rich in many nutrients including Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron!
We will use the amount to make everything combine well, without making the dough too sweet.
Plant milk will help the dough get wet, without increasing the calories by adding more oil, tahini, or syrup.
The fig paste
As the dried figs are incredibly sweet, we will not add any other syrup or sweetener, but just a bit of water, to blend them easier.
The tahini will make the fig paste very creamy and complete.
Carob is optional, but it makes the fig paste a tiny bit sweeter, and it will bring more cocoa-nutty flavor.
Healthy Old Fashioned Fig Bars Recipe (Vegan)
- 150g oat flour
- 100g peanut flour
- 1tbsp coconut oil (10ml)
- 2-3 tbsp (50g) tahini butter
- 2-3 tbsp (50g) rice syrup
- 100ml plant milk
- A pinch of salt
- Fig paste:
- 200g figs (dried, soaked in boiling water)
- 50ml water from the figs
- 10g carob
- 20g tahini
- First, place the dried figs in boiling water, and then start with the dough.
- Add 100g peanut flour and 150g oat flour in a bowl (and a pinch of salt) and mix.
Once combined, add 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil, 50g tahini, and 50g sticky sweetener (rice syrup, or agave), and combine.
- Then, add 100ml plant milk and mix everything well - feel free to use your hands. Once the dough is done, separate it into two even pieces, and proceed with the fig paste.
- Add 200g dried figs (soaked and drained) and 50ml of the water. Blend until a paste is created, and then add 1 tbsp (10g) carob powder, and 20g tahini. Blend until everything is well combined.
- Next, spread one of the dough pieces in a thin layer, and then add the fig paste on top.
- Use baking paper (see the video below for a reference) to quickly spread the second dough and then place it on top of the fig paste.
- Bake at 180 degrees - between 15-20 minutes. Wait to cool down and cut into pieces. Then, enjoy it!
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 132Total Fat: 3,9gSaturated Fat: 0,6gSodium: 5,2mgCarbohydrates: 17,5gFiber: 0,9gSugar: 9,5gProtein: 6,1g