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 Newtons
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
- Preheat oven to 350
- To make crust, combine almond flour and salt in a bowl
- Combine the wet crust ingredients in another bowl
- Slowly add dry crust ingredients to wet crust ingredients, stirring well until a dough is formed
- Chill dough in refrigerator for about an hour
- While dough is chilling, prepare your filling
- In a food processor, combine all filling ingredients until a thick gel forms
- Place filling in fridge to chill
- After an hour, remove dough from refrigerator and separate into 5 equal parts.
- Taking each part separately, roll out dough into a rectangle shape (about 1/4 inch thick) between two pieces of parchment paper.
- 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.
- Carefully take the non-filling edge and flip over lengthwise.
- Use your fingers to press dough together to seal in the filling
- Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat with remaining sections of dough.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.
- Once completely cool, cut into 2 inch pieces.