Healthy Homemade Fig Newtons

The holidays are upon us again, time to get fruity. Today’s recipe is our Healthy Homemade Fig Newtons. We really wanted something with a sweet fruit filling, so we made some homemade fig newtons that turned out to be very close to the real thing. Remember though it is not a cookie, 🙂
Here’s the recipe:
healthy-homemade-fig-newtonsHealthy Homemade Fig Newtons
Makes 10
For the filling:
  • 1 cup fresh figs (about 10), stems cut off
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
For the crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, liquefied
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. To make crust, combine almond flour and salt in a bowl
  3. Combine the wet crust ingredients in another bowl
  4. Slowly add dry crust ingredients to wet crust ingredients, stirring well until a dough is formed
  5. Chill dough in refrigerator for about an hour
  6. While dough is chilling, prepare your filling
  7. In a food processor, combine all filling ingredients until a thick gel forms
  8. Place filling in fridge to chill
  9. After an hour, remove dough from refrigerator and separate into 5 equal parts.
  10. Taking each part separately, roll out dough into a rectangle shape (about 1/4 inch thick) between two pieces of parchment paper.
  11. Spoon 1/5 of filling evenly onto one side of the dough (lengthwise), leaving a bit of an edge for when you flip the other side over.
  12. Carefully take the non-filling edge and flip over lengthwise.
  13. Use your fingers to press dough together to seal in the filling
  14. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat with remaining sections of dough.
  15. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.
  17. Once completely cool, cut into 2 inch pieces.