Saturday, May 28, 2016

I just need an excuse....well not really I'll bake anyways



I tried making a version of fig newtons for work a couple weeks ago but wasn't thrilled with them. Stumbled up a different recipe (http://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2016/04/07/paleo-fig-newtons/) on Pinterest and figured I would try it out. I changed some measurements around and added some chocolate because why not? Enjoy! 
    Ingredients:
    Filling
  • 10oz dried figs
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Crust 
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • A Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Half a chocolate bar melted 

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325° and line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Add figs, lemon juice, salt, and cinnamon to a blender and blend until combined. (Think Fig Newton filling)
  3. In a bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, cinnamon, and applesauce. Mix  until fully combined (don't make the mistake I made and use a wisk....)


  4. Divide dough  in half and press one half into the bottom of the pan. 
  5. Top dough with fig mixture.
  6. Top with remaining dough. 
  7. Place pan in oven and bake for 30 minutes. 
  8. Drizzle the top with melted chocolate if you want! 
  9. Transfer to wire rack to cool
  10. Enjoy!