Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Fig Newtons

Seems like everywhere I look, I am finding all kinds of delicious sounding recipes for Super Bowl Sunday.  Personally, I am NOT a sports fan, so I could care less what anyone is eating tomorrow!  But I could not resist this Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Fig Newton recipe ….. so, go ahead and make them for Super Bowl Sunday!  I’m sure your gang will love them.

I found this recipe on the One Green Planet website.


Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Fig Newtons

Recipe Type: Cookies
Author: Lauren Goslin: Blogger, Oatmeal With a Fork
  • 25 dried figs
  • 2 T. neutral oil, I used grape seed
  • 2 T. applesauce
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 6 T. coconut milk
  • 1 c. oats (ground into flour)
  • 1/4 c. raw buckwheat groats (ground into flour)
  • 1/2 c. brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c. chia seeds (ground into flour)
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 15 drops liquid stevia, divided
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan, cover figs with water (just enough that they are still poking out the top of the water). Bring to a boil, shut the heat off, but let pan remain on the stove. Let the pan sit on the burner for about 15 minutes, until cooled a bit. While the figs cool, begin mixing the dough. Mix the dry ingredients (oat flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, chia flour, baking soda, and salt), in one bowl. The chia seeds act as a binder in the dough, but if you prefer flax seeds, they will work as well! Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (oil, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla, and 8 drops of stevia). Mix all the dough ingredients together (it will be very thick…you will be thinking, ‘wow, I need more milk’, but this is not the case).
  3. Oil an 8 x 8 baking dish. Press half of the dough mixture into the bottom of the dish (you will need to use your hands). Add 7 drops of stevia to the fig mix, stir, and spread atop the bottom dough layer. Finally, dollop the remaining dough onto the fig layer, and, using your hands, carefully spread it out to cover the figs.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, depending on your oven heat, until it starts browning around the perimeter and a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. For the best taste, I would suggest letting them cool completely before cutting. They will then be the most reminiscent of the soft cookie bars you remember from days past.

If you are looking for some Gluten Free Vegan Super Bowl Party suggestions, check out my post here:  Super Bowl Party.

Enjoy your weekend!


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