Oatmeal Fig Bars
This is one of the highest fiber desserts you can make. My recipe takes about 8 ounces of dried black mission figs. I use Sun-Maid or Nutra-Fig brands, both of which are soft. - Jenny Jones
- 2 cups finely chopped dried black mission figs (about 25 figs / 8 ounces)
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Cut off the tiny hard stem from each dried fig before chopping.
- Combine chopped figs, water, and sugar in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread onto a dinner plate to cool a little.
- Line an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine oats, flour, sugar, and baking soda in a bowl.
- Add oil, combining gently using your hand.
- Set aside 1/2 cup and spread the rest evenly into pan, pressing down firmly using the back of a spatula.
- Cover with warm fig topping. Scatter reserved oat mixture over the top. Press down lightly.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.