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Gluten Free Fig Newtons
These homemade Gluten Free Fig Newtons taste just like the classic! They feature a pillowy soft crust and a delicious fig filling. These nostalgic bars are great for a healthy snack for both kids and adults!
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make fig filling. Add filling ingredients to a food processor or blender. Process until a sticky paste forms. Set aside. Then, make the crust. Add coconut sugar and egg to a large mixing bowl. Whisk for 1 minute. Once combined, add in baking soda, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Then, add in almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour. Stir until a thick dough that is similar to pie crust is formed. Form into a ball. Place ball of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with tapioca flour. Place another sheet of parchment paper over ball of dough. Use a rolling pin to roll out dough into a large rectangle that is approximately 12 inches long and 6 inches wide. Place fig filling down the middle of the crust dough, about 2 inches wide. Use parchment paper to help you fold both edges of crust over fig filling. Then, use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut down every 1 inch. Then, slice each piece of dough in 2. Use your fingers to mend any edges of fig newtons. Spread fig newtons over the lined baking sheet. Then, bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until crust is starting to turn very slightly golden. Finally, remove from oven. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
There are step by step pictures further up in this blog post. I highly recommend following them closely for best results!
Brown sugar or maple sugar can replace coconut sugar.
Cornstarch or arrowroot powder can replace tapioca flour.
This recipe uses dried figs. De-stem figs if needed.
If you only have access to dried figs, you will need to add a little more maple syrup while mixing to achieve a sticky paste.
The crust is very similar to pie crust. It is easily mended and workable.
These gluten free fig newtons taste like the classic. They are slightly dry!
Store leftovers loosely covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Refrigerating these will harden them. Thaw before eating!
Calories: 141 kcal , Carbohydrates: 18 g , Protein: 2 g , Fat: 8 g , Saturated Fat: 4 g , Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g , Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g , Trans Fat: 1 g , Cholesterol: 11 mg , Sodium: 90 mg , Potassium: 51 mg , Fiber: 2 g , Sugar: 9 g , Vitamin A: 38 IU , Vitamin C: 1 mg , Calcium: 27 mg , Iron: 1 mg