Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fig Bars

I ran across this recipe for fig bars. They sure looked good. I wasn't sure if I could pull them off without oats, but i just happened to have everything in my kitchen to make them so off I went! They are divine. A little too sweet, so next time I'll ditch the frosting on top.

Fig Bars

8oz dried figs, stems removed
4oz dates, pitted
2T Hemp seeds
3 drops vanilla extract
1T Honey(Or agave, or rice syrup)
2T water
1T orange juice
1/4t cinnamon
1/8t ginger, ground

Pop figs, dates and hemp seeds into a food processor and process until coarsely chopped. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until blended.

Or do like me and start out in a food processor, realize it wont work, move to the other food processor and realize that one is broken too. (Who has 2 broken food processors?!) Then chop everything by hand and mash with a spoon.

2/3 c Brown Rice Flour
1/3 c Tapioca Flour
1/3 c Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut
2/3 c Quinoa Flakes
1T Brown sugar
1/2t Cinnamon
1 1/4 t baking powder
1/4t salt
1.5 T Mashed, Canned pear(one pear half)
3T canola oil
3T Honey(or Agave, etc...)
1/3C water

Mix dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix well. It should all come together in sort of a very thick paste. Press 1/2 the crust into an 8x8 pan, layer with the fig mixture, and press the rest of the crust on top. Bake 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 bars.

These even got the Cupcake seal of approval.