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Gluten-Free Fig Newtons

by Parenting.com Editors


Gluten-Free Fig Newtons

A gluten-free recipe for fig newton cookies that make a perfect dessert for picky eaters. From Elana’s Pantry.

 

Filling:

 

  • 1 cup dried figs
  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

Dough:

 

  • 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup yacon syrup
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

  1. Place figs in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds until they are well chopped
  2. Add lemon juice and vanilla; process until a smooth paste results
  3. In a large bowl, combine almond flour and salt
  4. In a smaller bowl, combine agave, yacon, grapeseed oil and vanilla
  5. Mix wet ingredients into dry, then refrigerate dough for 1 hour
  6. Divide chilled dough into 4 parts
  7. Between 2 pieces of parchment paper, roll out 1 part of the dough into a 10 x 4 inch rectangle, ¼ inch thick
  8. Spread ¼ of the filling evenly down the right side (lengthwise) of the rectangle
  9. Fold the dough in half down the long side—resulting in a 10 x 2 inch bar
  10. “Mend” the seam so the bar is symmetrical
  11. Repeat with 3 remaining parts of dough and filling
  12. Transfer each bar to a parchment paper lined baking sheet; bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes
  13. Allow to cool slightly; cut bar every 2 inches to form the fig newtons
  14. Serve

 

Makes 20 cookies

 

From Elana’s Pantry,