Store-bought fig bars tend to have way too much sugar in them, and perhaps even too much salt. They might also be made with grains, which are, as you now know, a no-no while on the Paleo diet.
Fig bars make a great snack in that they are basically biscuits filled with fruit. So, depending on which fruit you choose to use, you can make many more variations on the recipe than you may be able to find in the store.
Though, just because the recipe below is healthier doesn’t mean the fig bars suffer from a lack of taste. Here, everything from applesauce and peaches, to honey and vanilla extract work together to make these bars deliciously sweet without the guilt that comes from eating added sugar.
These fig bars are ideal to make for children to bring to school with them to share, simply because they are friendly for children who may suffer from an allergy to nuts. The applesauce and honey are the main sweeteners here, so you don’t have to worry as much about added sugar either.
Apple Peach Fig Bars
● 6 eggs
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Grease an 8x8” pan and line with parchment paper.
3. Puree eggs, honey, coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla in a food processor or blender.
4. Add coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Blend until smooth.
5. Fold in the apple, peach, and figs.
6. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 mins., or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Note: This doubles nicely, so if you need more bars, simply double the recipe. Use a 9x13” pan, and increase the cooking time by about five minutes.