While we were at home, my dad kept offering us Fig Newtons. While he was doing this, I also came across a post for homemade fig bars from steph chows. I wanted to make them, of course, but I didn’t have enough time at home to make them there (sorry, Dad!). When Alex and I were doing a bit of shopping yesterday, I found some figs and decided I’d make them.
recipe adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar via steph chows
1 lb dried figs, hard stems removed and diced into small pieces
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup (I used honey)
2 t finely grated citrus zest
2 T ground flax seeds
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (or regular milk is fine, too)
1/2 cup canola oil (I used unsweetened apple sauce)
3/4 cup sucanat or other natural dry sweetener (I used sugar)
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
Divide into two balls and roll out between wax paper or press into a parchment lined pan without rolling. Top with fig mixture and then second layer of dough. Bake at 350ºF for 20-22 minutes.