Homemade Fig Bars

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  • 16Servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup oat flour (gluten-free)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free)
  • ½ cup golden flax seed meal
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz dried figs
  • ½ cup water

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, all-purpose flour, flax seed meal, coconut flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat butter with sugar until mixed well. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg.
  3. Combine both mixtures until it resembles dough.
  4. Roll out onto plastic wrap until it resembles a low, flat rectangle. Roll into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Combine figs and water in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Spread some flour on a flat surface and roll out the dough into a large rectangle, about 10x16 inches. Cut into strips about 4 inches wide (should be 4 strips).
  8. Gently loosen each strip of dough from the rectangle and spoon ¼ of the filling down the center of each strip
  9. Fold edges over and pinch to seal. If a tear occurs, patch up with dough.
  10. Cut each strip into 8 sections and place on baking sheet.
  11. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown and slightly firm.
  12. Remove and let cool.

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