Oatmeal Fig Bars (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Oatmeal Fig Bars (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

https://www.bakerita.com/oatmeal-fig-bars-gluten-free-vegan/

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ripe figswashed, stems removed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juiceplus the zest of the lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

FOR THE CRUST

  • 1½ cups gluten free rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut oilmelted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and grease with non-stick spray.
  2. Start by making the fig jam filling. In a medium or large pot, combine figs and maple syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bubbling and thickened (15-20 minutes). Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if the mixture is sticking to the sides or burning at all. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Let cool while preparing the oatmeal crust.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together oats, almond flourtapioca flourcoconut sugarbaking soda and salt.
  4. Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup to oat mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Reserve 1/2 cup of the oatmeal crumble and press the remaining oat mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Next, carefully spread the crust with the fig mixture. Crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over the fig mixture and gently pat it down.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into 16 equal squares. Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

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