I love figs- I cannot get enough of them! They are great on pizza, salads, in bars- everything as far as I’m concerned! Growing up, I really loved Fig Newtons, but those are often filled with unnecessary extra fat and sugar. These bars are healthy- and vegan!
Fig Oat Bars
- 12 dried figs
- 2 cups hot water
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease a small bread pan with cooking spray.
- Place the figs and dates in a medium sized bowl and pour the hot water on top. Allow to soak while preparing the rest of the recipe.
- Place the oats, cinnamon, baking powder and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Set mixture aside.
- Now make the filling: drain the fig- finely chop. Add the maple syrup and cinnamon.
- Time to assemble – spread half of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Next, spread all of the fig filling over the oat base. Finally, cover the fig paste with the remaining oat mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.