These Vegan Fig Squares are a delicious alternative to the date squares. The walnuts bring a crispy touch which goes wonderfully with the creamy texture of the figs. They are nutrious, gluten-free and without refined sugar.
This recipe is:
- No refined sugar.
- Easy and quick to make.
- The perfect choice for desserts or healthy snacks.
- Can be frozen.
Alternatives for this recipe
You can replace the figs with dates.
You can substitute coconut oil with vegan butter.
You can substitute walnuts with any nuts of your choice. Pecans and almonds are my favorite pick.
Vegan Fig SquaresCourse: Snacks, Desserts
These Fig Squares are a delicious alternative to the date squares. The walnuts bring a crispy touch which goes wonderfully with the creamy texture of the figs. They are nutrious, gluten-free and without refined sugar.
1 1/2 cups (135 g) of oats
1/2 cup (50 g) of walnuts
1/2 cup (70 g) of grated unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp (2,5 ml) of baking soda
1 pinch of salt
2 tbsp (30 ml) of ground flax seed + 4 tbsp (60 ml) of water (mix together and let it rest for 5 minutes)
2 tbsp (30 ml) of coconut oil
2 tbsp (30 ml) of maple syrup
1 cup (150 g) of figs (if dried, let it soak in hot water for approximately 10 minutes and drain it)
2 tbsp (30 ml) of boiling water
1/4 cup (45 g) of dark chocolate, melted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 °F (160 °C ). Lightly oil a loaf pan and reserve.
- With the help of a food processor, grind 1 cup (90 g) of oats until you obtain a flour mixture. Add the walnuts, grated coconut and grind lightly. Put this into a bowl and add the rest of the oats, baking soda and salt.
- In another bowl, mix the ground flax seed, coconut oil and maple syrup. Then, mix with the dry ingredients.
- Use 2/3 of the mixture and press into the loaf pan to form a crust.
- With the help of the food processor, grind the figs and hot water until you obtain smooth paste. Add a little bit of water if needed. Spread uniformally and delicately on the crust.
- Take the remaining mixture, spread it on top of the figs and then press lightly.
- Cook in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes and embellish with melted dark chocolate if desired. Let it cool down completely before cutting into squares.
- Can be frozen.
- Keep them up to 1 week in the fridge.
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