Favorite Fig Bars Recipe

Transform pantry staples into this amazing Fig Bars recipe that pack protein, whole grains, and delicious flavor into one bar.

Ingredients 

1

– Dried figs – Orange juice – Rolled oats – Honey – Whole-wheat flour – Nut or seed butter – Milk

– Vanilla extract – Cinnamon – Baking powder

Add

2

Remove the stems from the figs. Add to a small saucepan with the orange juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.

Blend

3

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the figs to a food processor or blender. Add ¼ of the orange juice from the pot. Blend into a thick fig jam.

Mix

4

Place the oats into a bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients except the fig jam. You may need to use your hands to get it mixed well.

Set aside

5

It should hold together when pressed between your fingers. If it's crumbly add 1-2 tablespoons additional milk. Set aside ¾ cup of the batter. This will go on top of the bars.

Spread

6

Place the remaining batter into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and press down evenly to cover. Spread the fig jam on top.

Bake

7

Crumble the remaining dough over the fig jam and press down slightly. Bake for 22-24 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool completely in the pan.

Serve

8

When cooled, lift the bars out using the parchment paper and slice into bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Or freeze in a zip top freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Favorite Fig Bars Recipe

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