Healthy Kids Fig Bars Recipe

These fig bars are a deliciously good-for-you grab-and-go snack. These portable treats are packed with calcium and fiber — dried figs, orange juice, and almond meal make a healthy fruit bar without loads of added sugar.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 16 servings
16 dried Calimyrna figs, stems removed
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp almond meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup soy milk
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Directions
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, combine figs and orange juice over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, or until figs are soft. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 3

With a slotted spoon, transfer figs to a blender. Add 1/3 cup of the orange juice. Purée into a paste.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, oats, almond meal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and orange zest.

Step 5

In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, molasses, honey and soy milk. Add molasses mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine.

Step 6

Spread half of the flour mixture evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread fig mixture over the flour mixture. Top with the remaining flour mixture.

Step 7

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into bars and store completely cooled bars in an airtight container.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 138
Make this for: Heart Healthy
Dietary Review:
Jane Schwartz, RDN, CLT
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 bar
Per serving:
calories:138
total fat:3g
sat fat:1g
cholesterol:0mg
sodium:62mg
total carb:22g
fibers:2g
proteins:2g

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Adam Fisher
I often find it is difficult to enjoy healthy snacks because I am on the on the go most of the week. It was great to find this fig bars recipe because they are quick and easy to make and best of all...they taste great! Throughout a busy work week I can grab one these babies for a quick energy boost.

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I often find it is difficult to enjoy healthy snacks because I am on the on the go most of the week. It was great to find this fig bars recipe because they are quick and easy to make and best of all...they taste great! Throughout a busy work week I can grab one these babies for a quick energy boost.

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Healthy Kids Fig Bars Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 16 servings
16 dried Calimyrna figs, stems removed
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp almond meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup soy milk
Directions
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, combine figs and orange juice over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, or until figs are soft. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 3

With a slotted spoon, transfer figs to a blender. Add 1/3 cup of the orange juice. Purée into a paste.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, oats, almond meal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and orange zest.

Step 5

In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, molasses, honey and soy milk. Add molasses mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine.

Step 6

Spread half of the flour mixture evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread fig mixture over the flour mixture. Top with the remaining flour mixture.

Step 7

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into bars and store completely cooled bars in an airtight container.

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