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Dried Figs & Date Bars

Shayla Greveni
These homemade fig newtons are made from Smyrna Figs, Medjool Dates, Graham Flour, and Oat Flour! They taste just like the cookies in the store!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Dried Smyrna Figs
  • 6 Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 1 Clementine, juiced
  • 1 tsp Monk Fruit Sugar
  • 1 cup Water

For The Dough:

  • 1/4 cup Oat Flour
  • 2 cups Graham Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg Replacer from Bob’s Red Mill
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax
  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray, for spraying

Instructions
 

For the Fig Jam:

  • Begin by adding dried Smyrna figs and medjool dates with the juice of one clementine and 1 tsp monk fruit sugar to a pot. Do not turn on the stove. Allow this mixture to soak for one hour.
  • After 30 minutes, turn on the stove to medium/high heat and cook the figs and dates. This should take around 20 minutes for the figs and dates to be easy to mash with a fork. Mash this mixture in the pot with a fork. 
  • After mashing the dates and the figs, add them to a blender with 1 cup of water. This mixture should be turned into a jam now. Place into a mason jar or bowl and set aside.

For The Crust:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare your egg replacer during this time.
  • In one large bowl, add the flours, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and ground flax. Mix and set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, add apple cider vinegar, water, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and the egg replacer. Mix well. 
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture using your hands. Once a dough has formed, roll out using a rolling pin. Add four tbsps of the fig jam in the middle. Wrap one side of the dough over the other. Cut using a bench scraper.
  • Place on the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, remove the bars from the oven and spray with avocado oil cooking spray. 
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Keyword Dates, Figs, Graham Flour