Raw Fig Newtons

Another day of Meatless Mondays from A to Z and it is the sixth week.  The sixth letter in the alphabet starts with F for Figs!

Just this summer I had discovered figs (besides from the packaged Fig Newtons I used to eat) and they are amazing!  The first thing I thought about making with figs for today was Fig Newton Bars, but I have already made these before and wanted to try a new recipe with figs.  I still made Fig Newtons, but these one are raw and look more like the Fig Newtons I used to buy rather than bars.

This recipe was adapted from Rawified:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup figs
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup gf rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp agave
Directions:
  1. In a food processor, blend figs with one tablespoon of water (if needed) to create a sticky and spreadable paste.  Put the paste into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In the food processor, add almonds and blend to break them down into small pieces.
  3. Add flax seeds and oats and continue blending until a flour like consistency is reached.
  4. Add agave and blend until a dough forms.
  5. Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper and use a rolling pin to shape it into a large square.  (I trimmed along the edges to make a perfect square.  Then, used the extra dough to make more Fig Newtons.)
  6. Cut the square in half, so you have two rectangles.
  7. Take half the fig paste and spread it across one of the rectangles leaving a border along the longer sides of the rectangle.  Do not leave a border at the shorter sides of the rectangle.
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    8.  Take the rest of the fig paste and do the same thing to the second rectangle.
    9.  Fold each of the rectangles over (lengthwise) and pinch the longest sides together.
   10.  Cut into bite sized pieces.
I made a total of 15 Fig Newtons (not counting the pieces of dough and fig paste I ate as I made these :-p)  Store these treats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three or four days.

Almost like real Fig Newtons – only much better tasting and so much healthier!

 
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I also have some extra fig paste left over.  Hmm…Overnight Oats? Pancakes? Oh the possibilities!!!

 

 
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