Chia Fig Bites

These bites are completely guilt-free so you can truly indulge! Don't believe me? Chia is a wonderful plant source of Omega 3's, oats help lower cholesterol, almonds increase overall longevity, dates are one of the healthiest sweeteners, Ceylon cinnamon contains outrageously high levels of antioxidants, and figs are a great source of fiber. You can now have your Chia Fig Bar and eat it too!

Category
Prep Time30 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time50 mins
Crust
 1 ½ cups Oat Flour
 1 ½ cups Raw Almonds
 8 Medjool Dates [pits removed]
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 ¾ tsp Chai Spice Mix [recipe below; or 1/2 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon]
 3 tbsp Water
Filling
 15 Dried Turkish Figs [unsulphered], soaked
 5 Medjool Dates [pits removed]
 3 tbsp Water
 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1

Remove the pits from the dates, cover with water, and soak for at least 15 minutes. Soak figs in a separate bowl.

2

While the dates are soaking, blend oats in a high speed blender or food processor until they reach a flour consistency. Add almonds and blend until it becomes a fine powder (some chunks are fine). Place this mixture in a large bowl, stir in chai spices and mix until well combined. Set aside.

3

Preheat the oven to 300°F
Blend first 8 dates with 1/4 cup water and vanilla until smooth.

4

Add to the bowl and mix until a dough texture is formed and everything is well mixed. Place in fridge while you prepare the filling.

5

Add soaked figs, remaining dates, and 3 tbsp water to the blender. Blend until a thick paste forms. Place in a separate mixing bowl and stir in Chia Seeds.

6

In a large baking tray with lipped edges, lay parchment paper down. Using the palms of your hands, place chunks of the crust onto the pan and flatten until it is about 1/2 centimeter thick. Fill pan. Cut the mixture down the middle (width wise).

7

Spread the filling on half of the mixture and carefully put the half of the crust that doesn't have the filling on it over the other half. This should create a layer of crust, filling, and then crust.

8

Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is firm, but still soft. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

Enjoy warm or cold!
Warm pairs well with banana ice cream <3

 

Ingredients

Crust
 1 ½ cups Oat Flour
 1 ½ cups Raw Almonds
 8 Medjool Dates [pits removed]
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 ¾ tsp Chai Spice Mix [recipe below; or 1/2 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon]
 3 tbsp Water
Filling
 15 Dried Turkish Figs [unsulphered], soaked
 5 Medjool Dates [pits removed]
 3 tbsp Water
 1 tbsp Chia Seeds

Directions

1

Remove the pits from the dates, cover with water, and soak for at least 15 minutes. Soak figs in a separate bowl.

2

While the dates are soaking, blend oats in a high speed blender or food processor until they reach a flour consistency. Add almonds and blend until it becomes a fine powder (some chunks are fine). Place this mixture in a large bowl, stir in chai spices and mix until well combined. Set aside.

3

Preheat the oven to 300°F
Blend first 8 dates with 1/4 cup water and vanilla until smooth.

4

Add to the bowl and mix until a dough texture is formed and everything is well mixed. Place in fridge while you prepare the filling.

5

Add soaked figs, remaining dates, and 3 tbsp water to the blender. Blend until a thick paste forms. Place in a separate mixing bowl and stir in Chia Seeds.

6

In a large baking tray with lipped edges, lay parchment paper down. Using the palms of your hands, place chunks of the crust onto the pan and flatten until it is about 1/2 centimeter thick. Fill pan. Cut the mixture down the middle (width wise).

7

Spread the filling on half of the mixture and carefully put the half of the crust that doesn't have the filling on it over the other half. This should create a layer of crust, filling, and then crust.

8

Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is firm, but still soft. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

Chia Fig Bites
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Comments

    1. Chloe_Stein Post author

      I’ve never made this with fresh figs. This recipe works with dry figs because there is much less liquid than fresh figs!

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