Hey Guys, it's Krystal, here to coach you on how to make Healthy Simple!
Want a healthy but delicious snack the whole family will love? These fig bars are the answer! I love them because they not only taste amazing but give you a boost of energy and are packed with fiber so they keep you fuller longer! 🤩
They are great for a pre-or post Total Body Guide workout snack 💪 and will help fuel or refuel your energy levels!
Also, they are great during pregnancy because they are particularly high in calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc, which are key nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. 🤰 👶
- 2 Cups Dried Mission Figs
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 Cups Gluten-Free Oat Flour
- 1 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 Cup Pitted Dates
- 3/4 Cup Raw Cashews
- 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 Cup Walnuts
- 2 Tbsp Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8 x 8 square baking dish with parchment paper.
For the filling, in a small saucepan combine figs and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or in until figs are soft. Transfer figs and cooking liquid to a blender or food processor. Add lemon juice and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. You may have to stir a few times in between blending.
For the crust, in a food processor combine the next six ingredients through salt. Process until well combined. Add half a cup water, 2 tablespoons at a time, and process until mixture comes together into a ball. You may not use all the water, depending on how dry the dates are. Press crust mixture into bottom of baking dish.
For the topping, in a small food processor combine the walnuts and oats. Pulse a few times until mixture is small crumbly pieces. Add 2 tablespoons water and pulse 3 to 5 times or until pieces are pea-size and crumbly.
Spread fig filling over crust in baking dish. Sprinkle with topping. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes in baking dish. Using parchment paper, remove bars from baking dish. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 16 bars.
Macros: (per 1 bar)
Let me know in the comments below if you've ever baked with figs before! Happy Snacking!