Dates & Figs – Desserts you’ve never considered

Raw Fig NewtonDate & Fig Class – We had a LOT of fun tonight. We taught everyone how to make their own raw fig newtons!  I don’t know about you, but fig newtons were a favorite treat when I was a little girl. There was something so comforting about biting into that chewy, wholesome cookie. I won’t claim this recipe gives you quite the same experience, but I will say that it is delicious to Fig Newton fillingthe taste buds, and very satisfying. Fig Newton Finale

Fig Newton creationHere’s the recipe. Enjoy!

Raw Fig Newton Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C figs
  2. 1/2 C almonds
  3. 1/4 C flax seed
  4. 1/4 C raw rolled oats
  5. 2 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. In your food processor, blend figs until smooth, add water one tablespoon at a time if you need to so you get a sticky and spreadable paste.
  2. Set the paste aside for later.
  3. Grind the flax, oats, and almonds in a high speed blender or coffee grinder until a flour-like consistency is reached.
  4. Add in your honey and blend until a dough forms.
  5. Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper and use a rolling pin to shape it into a square.
  6. Cut the square in half, so you have two rectangles.
  7. Take half the fig paste and spread it across one of the rectangles, leave about a ¼ inch border along the longest sides. Take the rest of the fig paste and do the same to the second rectangle.
  8. Fold each of the rectangles over on themselves and pinch the sides together. Cut each rectangle into desired size pieces.
Notes
  1. Tip 1: You may add a pinch of salt or a drop of vanilla for enhanced flavor.
  2. Tip 2: You may lightly grease the wax paper with coconut oil to prevent the dough from sticking (but we didn’t find this necessary.)
  3. Tip 3: You don’t need to leave space on the short ends of the rectangles
  4. Tip 4: Cookies keep for 3 – 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Adapted from Maggie
Adapted from Maggie
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