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Fig and Oat Bars
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
cooling time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A home-made version of Fig Newtons

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: holiday
Keyword: figs
Servings: 12 squares
  • 6 fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 eggs
For filling:
  1. On stove top, bring figs, water and lemon juice to a boil, and allow to simmer until mixture starts to thicken, about 5-10 minutes
  2. Allow mixture to cool for about 5 minutes
  3. Process mixture until smooth
  4. Set aside in fridge
For dough:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Line 8-inch pan with parchment paper
  3. Whisk together oats, flour, sugar and salt
  4. Add in oil and eggs and mix until combined
  5. Wet hands, and press half the mixture into the pan
  6. Spread fig mixture on top
  7. Crumple pieces of remaining dough on top as crumbs
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven to cool. Slice in squares

Recipe Notes

Freezes well. If stacking, place parchment paper between layers so filling doesn't tranfer