Elana's Pantry - Fig Newtons

Elana's Pantry - Fig Newtons
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 167.9
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 31.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Introduction

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! Finally, a fig newton that's gluten free, naturally sweetened, and absolutely delicious. I do not use Agave so I replaced it with honey, but the original recipe was agave and yacon syrup in place of the honey. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! Finally, a fig newton that's gluten free, naturally sweetened, and absolutely delicious. I do not use Agave so I replaced it with honey, but the original recipe was agave and yacon syrup in place of the honey.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    Filling:
    1 cup dried figs
    ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    Dough:
    2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
    ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
    2/3 cup mild flavored honey
    ¼ cup grapeseed oil
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Place figs in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds until they are well chopped
2. Add lemon juice and vanilla; process until a smooth paste results
3. In a large bowl, combine almond flour and salt
4. In a smaller bowl, combine agave, yacon, grapeseed oil and vanilla
5. Mix wet ingredients into dry, then refrigerate dough for 1 hour
6. Divide chilled dough into 4 parts
7. Between 2 pieces of parchment paper, roll out 1 part of the dough into a 10 x 4 inch rectangle, ¼ inch thick
8. Spread ¼ of the filling evenly down the right side (lengthwise) of the rectangle
9. Fold the dough in half down the long side –resulting in a 10 x 2 inch bar
10. “Mend” the seam so the bar is symmetrical
11. Repeat with 3 remaining parts of dough and filling
12. Transfer each bar to a parchment lined baking sheet; bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes
13. Allow to cool slightly; cut bar every 2 inches to form the fig newtons
14. Serve
makes 20 cookies

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.

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