Three fig bars stacked.

Recipe

Three fig bars stacked.
Print Recipe
4.34 from 3 votes

The Amazing Raw Fig Bar

Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Lemon zestor
  • Food processor
  • Parchment paper
  • Spatula

Ingredients

Dough

  • ½ cup oats ground in the food processor to make flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup dates instead of using the plump and juicy Medjool dates, I opted for the drier baking variety
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice more or less
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

Filling

  • 1 cup mission figs
  • ½ cup hot water
  • zest of 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Dough

  • Mix dates, oat flour, coconut flour, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor until the dates are chopped finely and the mixture is combined. Add one tablespoon of orange juice at a time until the mixture fully hold together like cookie dough.

Filling

  • Soak figs in hot water for 30 minutes to soften. Puree figs with the ½ soaking water, orange zest, and vanilla in a food processor until it resembles a chunky jam.

Bars

  • Divide the dough into thirds. Working with ⅓ or the dough, roll it between two pieces of parchment until it reaches a 10 by 20 cm rectangle (4 by 8 inch).
  • Spread ⅓ of the fig filling down half the long side of the rectangle, be sure to leave a little area along the outside of the fig spread free of jam to ensure the dough will stick to each other (see picture above). Taking the bottom piece of parchment, slowly fold the dough in half along the long side and lightly press the outside edges together so that they adhere. If the dough cracks at all, it is easy to smooth out by placing parchment paper over to and rubbing the cracks out with the tips of your fingers.
  • Repeat two more times with the rest of the dough and filling. Cut each bar into 4. *Hint- I found that if the bars were left uncovered on the counter overnight they dried out a little and where easier to handle/eat.

28 Comments

    1. they are dehydrated. You can probably use fresh if you made a chia jam, or cooked the figs down to make a traditional jam.

  1. Hello Fita,

    I would try another rolled grain such as rice flakes or quinoa flakes (and grind them into flour). If neither of those will work, what about almond flour? It might be a bit more crumbly, but should work.

  2. Awesome, I'm so happy you liked them! Yoghurt and the fig filling sounds so good!!! (I've been on a real fig binge lately, so I'm totally going to try that) Maybe the use of almond flour made for less dough, if that makes sense? Anyway, I'm glad the almond flour worked, that's great to know and I'll be sure to let other readers know too. All the best, Sophie

  3. Hi Sophie! I have made them!! 🙂 It was a lot of work, but very rewarding. They are so delicious! I have made it with almond flour, but my dough wasn't that much.. So i had a lot of filling over. I will eat it in my yoghurt, yumyum. Thanks for the recept. X

  4. Mmm, that's a good question, Tessa. I've never tried making them with almond flour, but I'm sure it would be good - it just might be a bit more crumbly than using coconut flour. You might want to up the oats to 3/4 cup and lower the almond flour to 1/4 cup . Let me know how it goes, Sophie 🙂

  5. Hello, I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out 100%, that can be frustrating. I know that recipes using dates can often be a bit tricky as some dates are stickier than others, which has a great effect on how much flour needs to be added. Your idea of adding more o.j sounds like the right solution. I would recommend adding just a tsp or so at a time until it comes together. Just go with your instincts, they sound bang on 🙂 I'm happy the dough at least tasted good! Let me know how the second batch turns out.

  6. I made these today and they were easy enough, however my dough was too crumbly and it made it difficult to work with (it kept cracking, etc.). Having done it once now, next time I'll add more oj to the dough until it resembles a less crumbly dough (this time I was trying to follow the recipe exact). The taste is great though- they just don't look as pretty as the pictures 🙂

  7. Thank you so much! I am so pleased I was able to help, and I am delighted you like the blog. Comments like these make my day <3

  8. I've been looking for a recipe like this. I'm so happy I found your blog. You have so many great ideas. I can't wait to try this and others. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  9. Hello Sarah. When it comes to rolled oats the term 'raw' is used loosely. Most rolled oats have been flattened through a process of steaming and rolling. Because they have been steamed, some people considered them to be no longer raw, while some do.

    You can however, buy rolled oats which have been rolled through a slow-speed rolling or cold rolling process and have never been expose to high heat or steam. They may be a bit hard to find (Blue Mountain Organics and Natural Zing and a few brands) and from what I hear, can they can go rancid rather quickly.

    If you want make something raw, but don't have access to the raw rolled oats, you can always grind raw oat groats into a flour (just make sure it doesn't get to warm while grinding). Cheers!

  10. Thanks! You will want a gluten free flour that doesn't need to be cooked, so that is a little limiting. I would try grinding up quinoa flakes to replace the oats, but I am sure that using all coconut flour would work too, it just might be a little more crumbly. Almond flour is another possibility.

  11. These look amazing! I can't have oats tho is there another gluten free option? Could I use an all-purpose gluten free mix?

  12. Golden figs would totally work. I used the mission variety only because that's what I had on hand, but feel free to used whatever type you prefer. I don't think you will run into any difference. The only thing I can think of is that golden figs (at lest the type of golden figs I get here) are a tad bit drier than the mission, so you may need a touch more water, but that's it. Let me know how it works out.

  13. I like the golden figs better than mission. What would the difference be, do you know? I like to eat the golden figs all by themselves, they are like the Fig part of Fig Newtons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating