Figs oat bars
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Serves: 15 bars
  • For crust:
  • 1 cup spelt flour ( or wholewheat)
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar (or raw cane sugar)
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • For filling:
  • ½ kg (1 pound) fresh figs, washed and chopped
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Note: 1 cup = 250 ml
  • *This makes slightly sweet bars so if you like sweeter desserts, you can use ½ cup sugar for the crust and add 1-2 tbsp in the figs filling.
  1. Preheat oven to 175 C / 350 F.
  2. Line a 20 x 20 cm / 8 x 8 inch baking dish with baking paper.
  3. Start by preparing fig filling. In a medium size saucepan combine chopped figs, water and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat for about 15 min stirring occasionally. You can add some more water if it starts to stick to the saucepan. Let it cool while you prepare oat crust.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, coconut sugar and salt. Add melted coconut oil and stir well to combine.
  5. Take ⅔ of oat mixture and press it into prepared baking dish.
  6. Spread the fig filling evenly over the oat mixture and finally sprinkle the remaining ⅓ of aot mixture on top.
  7. Bake for about 30 min or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. Keep in the fridge and enjoy!
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