Vegan Whole Wheat "Fig Newtons"
I brought these into work and everyone who had some thought they were better than the store bought variety. I made two changes (like you didn't see that coming) I only made half the filling, and truthfully it was plenty enough filling if you ask me. If you want a super thick gewwy filling make the full batch. The second change was I used 1/2 cup apple sauce instead of the 1/2 cup oil. Truthfully I think it worked out fine for these and wasn't missed one little bit. Oh wait... one more thing, she rolls out the dough... I just divided it in half and used my fingers to press it into the pan ... sure it would have been flatter and prettier if I rolled it out between wax paper like she said... but I'm lazy, and not using the oil makes things harder to roll out... true!
Whole Wheat Fig Bars
recipe from Vegan cookies invade your cookie jar
for full on her direction... go get the book :D these are my short hand directions
Filling (this is the full version I only made half)
1 lb dried figs, hard stems removed and diced into small pieces
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
2 tsp finely grated citrus zest
Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce to simmer and cook 8-10 minutes stirring on occasion.
2 Tbs ground flax seeds
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/2 cup canola oil (I used unsweetened apple sauce)
3/4 cup sucanat or other natural dry sweetener
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Then sift in:
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (I used less)
Divide into two balls and roll out between wax paper, or just smoosh it into a tin foil lined 8x8 pan like I did. Top with fig mixture then second layer of dough. Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes.
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