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Clean Eating’s Fig Squares

I got this recipe from Clean Eating and it looks delicious.  I haven’t tried it yet, but will at some point.

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 8 oz. dried figs
  • 4 oz. pitted dates
  • 1/4 tsp pure maple extract
  • 1/4 Stevia powder (optional)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnammon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

Crust:

  • 1 c. oats
  • 1/3 c. vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3 c wheat bran
  • 1/3 oat bran
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia powder or to taste
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c plus 3 tbsp water
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Preparation:

Snip stems off figs.  Place figs and dates into a food processor and grind to a coarse paste.  Add remaining filling ingredients and process until combined.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine dry crust ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Stir in applesauce and water, mixing to a thick consistency.  Press half of crust mixture into the bottom of an 8″ square pan misted with cooking spray.

Spread fig filling evenly over crust.  Smooth remaining half of crust mixture over filling.  Bake until lightly browned, about 15 min.  Let cool completely before cutting into 16 squares (108 calories per square).

Category: Desserts