By Chef: Hallie and Reya
Posted: September 15, 2015
These fig newtons are low in sugar, packed with fiber, and bursting with flavor. It’s snacks like these that remind us that eating a wholesome diet is more than just wonderful tasting food, it’s fun and exciting too!
Yield: 16 fig newtons
- 2 cups almond meal (if using almond flour, add ¼ cup)
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup almond milk, or other nondairy milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1½ cups dried figs
- 1½ tsp. lemon juice
- 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Place the dried figs in very hot water and set aside while you make the dough.
- For the dough, place everything in your food processor and mix until everything is combined and a slightly sticky dough forms.
- Place ball of dough on a large piece of wax paper. Place a second piece of wax paper on top and, with a rolling pin, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about ⅛-1/4 inch thick.
- For the filling, drain the hot water from the figs. Put figs, vanilla extract, and lemon juice in your food processor and mix until mixture resembles a jam and no chunks of fig remain.
- Starting from the center line of the dough, spread the filling over one half, leaving a slight border along the edge of the dough.
- Using the wax paper, fold the other half of the dough over the filling and press the edges together.
- Cut off the extra dough along the edges (this can be a snack for later!), but be careful not to cut too close to the filling.
- Place in the fridge for an hour.
- Slice into 8 even logs, then slice those in half to create 16 fig newtons. Store in the fridge. Share with friends. Move your body and eat mindfully:)