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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 236.5
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 59.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Figgy Date Squares (by Joanne Lusted; CleanEatingMag.com)

Submitted by: AIMEE131
Figgy Date Squares (by Joanne Lusted; CleanEatingMag.com)

Introduction

A comfort snack from way back, these crumbly squares really hit the spot when enjoyed with a glass of skim milk.

Date squares are sometimes referred to as matrimonial squares because the smooth filling and rough topping is said to contrast the easy and difficult times of marriage. We’ve added figs to the filling and replaced the usual butter and brown sugar in the topping with maple flakes and apple butter for a moist and delicious comfort treat!
A comfort snack from way back, these crumbly squares really hit the spot when enjoyed with a glass of skim milk.

Date squares are sometimes referred to as matrimonial squares because the smooth filling and rough topping is said to contrast the easy and difficult times of marriage. We’ve added figs to the filling and replaced the usual butter and brown sugar in the topping with maple flakes and apple butter for a moist and delicious comfort treat!

Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    Filling:
    1 1/2 cups unsweetened dried pitted dates (medjool or honey)
    1 1/2 cups unsweetened dried figs
    1 large naval orange, zested and juiced
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    Crust and Topping:
    Olive oil cooking spray
    2 1/2 cups rolled oats
    1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
    1/3 cup maple sugar flakes
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
    1/8 tsp sea salt
    3/4 cup unsweetened apple butter
    1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F.

TWO: Prepare filling: Place dates, figs, orange juice and zest into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and let stand for 5 minutes or until cooled slightly. Purée in a food processor until smooth. Scrape into a mixing bowl and set aside.

THREE: Prepare crust: Spray a baking pan (9 x 11 x 2 inches) with cooking spray and set aside. Place oats, flour, maple flakes, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into the food processor. Pulse until combined. Add apple butter and oil and pulse again until combined and crumbly.

FOUR: Press half of crust mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking pan. Spread date-fig mixture evenly over top of crust. Crumble the remaining crust evenly on top of filling.

FIVE: Place pan into oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Once cooled, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow squares to set. Cut into 18 squares and serve immediately. Squares will keep, covered and refrigerated, for 5 days.

Nutrients per 2-inch square:
Calories: 170, Total Fat: 4 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 32 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 17 g,
Protein: 17 g, Sodium: 50 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AIMEE131.






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