Vegan Fig bars-oil free and gluten free
Fig season is here and I have been getting an excessive amount of figs from people I know and from picking wild figs. I have been using up my figs in these healthy fig bars. They are great for dessert, a snack, or breakfast. They only use whole food ingredients, no oil, and are vegan and gluten free.
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup oat flour (or other gluten free flour)
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup nut butter (almond, peanut butter or others)
- 6 tbsp maple syrup (divided)
- 11-13 figs
- Roughly chop the figs and add them and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup to a small saucepan. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat on the stove for about 10-12 minutes. Occasionally stir the mixture and mash figs. Keep cooking and mashing until the mixture is mostly smooth.
- While the figs are cooking, place the oats, oat flour, coconut, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add in the applesauce, nut butter, and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Press about two-thirds of the oat mixture into a greased 8×10 inch pan. Spread out the fig mixture over the pressed oats. Add the remaining oat mixture on top.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Let cool and enjoy. If you want them to be more like bars and less gooey, refrigerate them overnight, then cut them into squares.
*Note: To make oat flour, place rolled oats into a food processor and process until fine.