My cookies came out a little too sticky so I ended up toasting some more oats and blending them with some cinnamon to roll the finished cookies in. Then halve with a knife so there are two equal strips. Actually I’ve been on an “Minimalist Baker” tear lately. Thanks for sharing! Oh, do I love everything about these! If Fig Newtons are this bad, just imagine what an “unhealthy” cookie is like. The buttery taste of the cookie mixed with the sweet Fig Newton center combine to form a classic afternoon snack. Personalized health review for Nabisco Fig Newtons: 110 calories, nutrition grade (C plus), problematic ingredients, and more. I think other nuts would work, with sunflower seeds or cashews being your best bet. I cut the dough into 2 “strips.” When you say to roll until the two dough pieces meet, how does that happen? Repeat with the second cookie..NOTES:Competition recipe, Vegetarian, Gluten-free (optional oats), Portable on the go, Time/fast.Makes 1 Serving: Serving size= 2 fig cookie/pancakes.Calories Per Serving: 289, Protein: 29.7g, Carbohydrates: 33.2g, Fat: 3.0g, Like and Subscribe!These babies got me!! The healthy, grown-up alternative to fig newtons. I love the orange zest! Add reserved date water a little at a time until it starts to form a paste, but be careful not to add too much – you want it to be thick but spreadable. This was a big hit with my family! Thanks for coming up with this recipe. Oatmeal Fig Bars- made with whole grain oatmeal and natural sweeteners, these fig bars make for a healthy treat that everyone will love! A serving of 2 bars only contains 3 grams of fiber, and much of that probably comes from the figs, not the whole grain. Cookies, cakes, pies, ice-cream! Learn the good & bad for 250,000+ products. Fig Newtons are so good, but it’s so hard to find vegan and gluten-free ones. March’s Better Snack Breakdown is highlighting FIG BARS! I spread the filling onto each side. I love your recipes :) Any ideas to sub the oats? Doe have any suggestions for making the fig bars nut free? Thank you for making a “healthy” vegan version. In a blender combine the oats, dry cottage cheese, egg whites, pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp. I used to be obsessed as a kid with fig newtons. For the filling I used 1 T of coconut sugar and 2-3 dates. Could you give us a ideas please? wow delicious..I’m gonna make this just now. Thanks. Only 3 Newton’s great job. It’s the perfect blend of fruit, nuts,and spices. just awesome, another killer upload my friend, so yummy and healthy too and nice presentation as always, May God bless you, Stay in touch friend. How about a new Better Snack Breakdown to kick off the start of a new month? I have an abundance of figs growing at the moment and really wanted a healthy recipe to use them… could you use fresh figs instead and not soak them? Rolling the dough was easy using parchment paper to roll the ends together. Scale 1x 2x 3x Ingredients. Did you grow up eating fig newtons? Store in the refrigerator in a well-sealed container up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month! Seems like all Fig Bars have a lot of sugar so I really have to limit how many I eat per day. !These are my favorites and you created a recipe that I can follow( I’ve seen a few and did not even bother) Thank you from the bottom of my fig newton heart!!!!! my daughter is allergic to almonds. I love making peach and other jams, so will try it with other fillings, too. Would this recipe also work with any dried fruit? Serving Size. Highly recommend! The fig newtons are better than their store bought counterpart and have only simple and good for you ingredients. The filling is a simple blend of dried figs, cinnamon, dates, and orange zest. It came out perfect. Way too crumbly to form into a roll. Not a bad … Want to use it in a meal plan? It looks amazingly healthy and delicious. Freeze for at least 30 minutes (up to 1 hour or overnight) to set/firm up. It gave me 24 satisfying pucks. These fig cookies are naturally sweetened with just a bit of maple syrup to … I am going to make them again but next time I think I’ll just kind of press it all into a glass pan rather than trying to roll anything out. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and arrange oats and nuts on a baking sheet. I tried it after finding black mission figs. Would that possibly work? I used organic Smyrna figs vs Mission figs so maybe that’s why my filling came out same color as the dough (cookie) so there’s no discernable difference from the side view. Have a question? I went with my logic… I had a bit of extra filling and it didn’t close perfectly, but they still look awesome, hold very well even at room temperature, and are extremely tasty!! That can happen if the dates aren’t moist and sticky. I made these and they’re really good. Super healthy cookie! Like most people, I usually find GF breads to be too dense, or worse, crumbling and dry, this was anything but that. Then top with another piece of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to flatten into a 1/4-inch thick sheet. Figs are a healty fruit, and so are fig Newton cookies. So…..I created a healthy snacks recipe that I could fit into my IIFYM macros..Healthy snacks don’t have to be difficult and Healthy Eating does not have to be hard! I’ve been lurking here awhile, by that I mean using your recipes 2-3x a week. Then use a sharp knife to slice into roughly 1-inch slices. ). OMG, this was absolutely delicious! Plus, it’s actually one I’ve been meaning to take a swing at for a while now because fig newtons are kind of my jam. Those look so yummy they are on my list to try! I always enjoy learning about new health benefits from natural ingredients. Wow yummy healthy cookies…… Beautiful preparation and presentation….. I’m just lost at the rolling part. I’m not a baker, so I wouldn’t know what to do to make the filling thick using different fruits. Have a wonderful week. Looks amazing!! Thank you! I had the same problem. It may look like a lot of steps, but they actually come together quickly. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Each cookie has a buttery grain-free crust wrapped around a marvelous strawberry and fig filling. Made this recipe quite a while ago and my only hesitation to returning to it is that the last time I ate it I ate every single bar within 24 hours. ;) love all your cooking and can’t wait to try this Dona! Need help? They are a bit moist (con tinting to work them isn’t quite helping). Too bad I can’t post a photo at this site. They do not require any baking, are refined sugar-free (i.e. (~23-26 dates make 1 1/4 cups // weight measured after pitting), (stems removed // plus hot water for soaking). Great for meal prep!Ingredients:• 1/3 cup old fashioned oats, gluten free (optional).• 1/3 cup dry curd cottage cheese or 1/3 cup strained cottage cheese.• 3 egg whites.• Dash pie spice pumpkin.• 1 tsp. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. ▽ L I N K S B E L O W ▽.▷R E C I P E: http://bit.ly/fignewt.▷G I N G E R B R E A D V E R S I O N: http://bit.ly/gingfig.C O N N E C T.▶Website: http://www.feastingonfruit.com.▶Instagram: http://instagram.com/feastingonfruit.▶Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/feastingonfruit.▶Twitter: https://twitter.com/feastingonfruit.▶Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/feastingonfruit.M U S I C.Our Road by Vexento: https://youtu.be/vuV-6SaoU-8, HOW DO THEY PUT THE FIG IN THE FIG ROLL!? Anna, you can always keep the dough a little thicker when rolling and that should help. Well here is what I think. naturally sweetened), vegan, and dairy-free, too! My first favourite is my work because I am a Gardener by trade, so I can grow and cook my food. Warm greetings from Germany! I did not roll it at all and they came out beautiful. Hi Kary! We are going to make these this week…but with fresh stewed figs. could I use just pecans? All Right Reserved. I followed the directions just as Dana described and they are perfect: chewy, moist, nutty, and fun to make. I did not change anything in the recipe, but I did soften the dates. The recipe is so simple and I’ll bet it taste heavenly! They disappeared within a few days! I remember being able to get away with eating fig newtons as a kid because they were a “healthier” cookie. I placed it in the freezer for about 90 minutes and they were just the right texture to cut through with a knife. I loved this recipe! Next add as many dates and/or coconut sugar as desired to sweeten and blend to combine. These cookies are easy to make, requiring just 8 ingredients! Thanks so much. A couple of things – I didn’t know which way to cut the dough, so I cut it in four quarters. I tried them with the kalamata figs and they were delicious, but I was curious to see the difference and went out and searched for mission figs and made them a second time. Do you know the measurement for the figs in cups (or a rough estimate). Thanks for sharing! My two strips are side-by-side. LOVE figs, cant wait to make this. We love snacking dried figs, but actually I’ve never used these in some recipe, except homemade granola. Like sushi, use the parchment paper to tighten and gently form the seams of the dough together. I tried to follow the recipe exactly. I’ve even added many more dates to try and make it more sticky. I went a bit fig crazy at Whole Foods and we had SO many in the kitchen. My daughter made the fig newtons from your recipe and believe me they are the best I have ever tasted. This is an easy Fig Newton “like” recipe. Fig newtons are one of those desserts that seem kind of healthy… probably because of the word “figs”. 100 Calories. Thank you so much for the recipe! If you have any fresh fig recipes I would love to see them. I have eaten dried figs and fig bars and I really want to try fresh figs. We had a go at making some homemade fig rolls, this is a recipe from our very first book. Their zinc and copper content moisturizes and promotes for strong hair, making these Fig Newtons an excellent recipe for hair growth. The classic cookie now baked right at home! Fat-Free Fig Newtons actually have higher calories than the regular variety.They taste like the filling of a Fig Newton! Why not just roll the whole thing like a jelly roll? Hi Dana, Hi T. Cobbs! Figs are great health promoters and easily digestible. They taste pretty close to a Fig Newton, but homemade is always better, right? But our ones are much healthier containing only 5 ingredients! I made these tonight for my kids and they are absolutely fabulous. Is what I say every time I go onto this blog. Now Natalie, you have outdone yourself!!! Thanks for this recipe, Taylor. Love your channel btw keep dishing the content. This recipe is SO good! I just want you know that at least 75% of my many many many bookmarked recipes come from your site. You would be a goddess if you did! The other day a photo of Fig Newtons, of all things, came across my Facebook feed. So go on and get figgy with it. THANKS so much, Minimalist Baker. I am a huge advocate of baking from scratch for two reasons: homemade food generally tastes better AND you are … There’s a few fig lovers in our family, this could definitely be something I could try for them, thanks for an amazing recipe friend. These are my all-time favorite comfort food. Thank you so much. These look really good and a bit easier than I thought it would be. Paleo Fig Newton Bites made with less than 8 ingredients and filled with fresh fig jam. To prepare this total time was maybe 5 minutes…healthy eating has never been so fast and simple..Sorry for the awkwardness on camera! A healthy dessert or snack, these fig filled soft cookie rolls will be a new staple recipe in your home! Ugh! Happy day everyone. I had no idea that figs promote healthy hair, I’ll need to eat more figs. YUM!! I think you recipe looks awesome. I didn’t need to use a piping bag for the fig paste as I was able to scoop and spread it using a mini spatula I had on hand. These lasted about 2 days in our house as they are just that good. Hi Suseth! Nutrition Facts. Head to the diet generator and enter the number of calories you want. The only addition I made was to add a little almond butter to help the dough come together… because I had ‘taste tested’ too many of the dates and came up short. Homemade is always better. Like someone else mentioned, they ended up rolling like a cinnamon roll. For the fig filling: in a medium pot add the chopped figs and water. A dehydrator is super cheap and will help in storage of your figs too! I had a really hard time with the “rolling” maneuvers and mine kind of fell apart so I had to work a while trying to piece it together. These healthy gluten-free Fig Newtons are a wonderful adult and kid-friendly cookie recipe. Our FREE 49-Page Fan Favorites e-Book has 20 recipes we think you’ll LOVE! I think it’s a thumbs down only if it causes you to crave sugar. xx Annie. Hi guys, my sister has an orchard and we are wondering what to do with all the apples this year? If feel if you take all sugar at once then it won’t work. They look so perfect and delicious! We’re working on ways to get th to a stickier state. Thank you!!!!! Fun to make. Hi! Not the biggest fan of figs but I’d be interested to see if they work with apricots! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Gabby! Perfect for bringing in the changing seasons. Can you use canola? Well done Taylor! Let us know how it goes! Guilt-free cookies, I definitely want some, love all the ingredients. 0 grams saturated fat. Brilliant recipe! But if you are doing like you are now. Well, maybe it’s because I’m a beginner. Other Information. I didn’t have Newtons for ages.. now I can. They are healthy and full of fiber and healing chemicals and not too high in sugar. I made these last night, and they turned out amazing. Thanks for a great recipe! You could use hazelnuts or pistachios! Didn’t add the coconut sugar. Hi Kent, we’re sorry to hear it didn’t turn out as expected! :). ❤️, Aloha! Thank you so much for all of the good recipes! ur kitchen is very beautiful:-). They’re delicious and tender right out of the fridge. or maybe substitute the almonds for pistachios? hi dear friend. Well… perhaps always is a bit too strong. Do you think there would be similar results if dried Turkish figs were used instead of Black Mission figs? A super easy recipe that is both gluten-free and vegan. I found my 1 1/4 cup of medjool dates was around 10 or so, not 20+ like the recipe stated. Any reason you didn’t use actual figs for the recipe? Set aside. Healthy Fig Newtons (the cookie dough requires an hour or more of refrigeration, fyi) The taste of the roasted nuts, orange zest, and cinnamon are lovely. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram! Healthy Fig Newtons September 14, 2018 by livlabelfree These Healthy Fig Newton bars have the perfect balance of crunchy and soft, and make the perfect snack, anytime of day! Can’t wait to give this a try. OMG, this brings back a lot of awesome childhood memories. I’m not typically one to leave comments, but these recipes need to be celebrated! In my book, any time whole grains are involved, a dessert is instantly healthy and therefore guilt-free. Thanks T. However, despite their beneficial nutrients, these cookies have a high sugar content that might make you opt for another cookie. I subbed you! Yum! Only thing is i’m not clear on the rolling them over part at the end. Love fig newtons and can’t wait to try this recipe. Hi – I am up to the freezing stage on these cookies and am wondering if I should bake the cookies for 10 minutes after I take them out of the freezer. I love figs… use to have a fig tree… then the hurricane took it away. Use ctrl+f or ⌘+f on your computer or the "find on page" function on your phone browser to search existing comments! They were actually quite easy to do (mine rolled perfectly using baking paper) and made 24 fig newtons exactly. Gluten-Free Fig Newtons. I made these yesterday – they’re sooooooooo amaaaazzziiiinggg!!!!!!! Too many ingredients, and too many steps. I made it tonight —- followed every step and added the optional 1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar. You mention in the recipe that you can use the extra filling in other recipes…can you give examples? Great job, Dana! WAY, WAY better–and healthier–than fig newtons from the store. The recipe looks scrumptious! Growing up on the lowest rung of the Standard American Diet, I thought fig newtons was a health food, the ultimate healthy snack at that; and I would eat fig newtons nonstop whenever I got my hands on the delicious treat. Fig Newtons are generally considered to be a somewhat healthy snack. My hands did get a little sticky, lol, but was not too much of a problem. I followed everything as written, no substitutions. The dough may crack a little, but because it’s moist it will reform as you continue rolling/forming. Made with dates, oats, and a special citrus kick. Get our copy of FAN FAVORITES featuring 20 of our most loved, highly-rated recipes! 110.0 mg sodium. Thank you for your reply. Very dangerous. The dough shouldn’t be wet. 14. I love the work you’re doing and I love your blog. Those look absolutely delciious. How exactly do i do it? Each unit comes with 2 figs flavored, chewy fruity deliciousness! When I cut it in half, am I going to be left with two short, fat pieces of dough, or 2 tall, thin pieces of dough?
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