Friday, August 8, 2014

Raw Fig Newtons

These are delicious, some may want a bit more honey added the the figs. It only makes 8 and someone ate 7 out of the 8, allowing me to at least taste one.
Raw Fig Newtons
1 cup figs 
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup flax seed
1/4 cup raw rolled oats
 2 tbsp honey

In your food processor, blend figs until smooth - adding water one tablespoon at a time if needed to create a sticky and spreadable paste.  You may also want to add a pinch of salt or a drop of vanilla, for enhanced flavor.  Set your fig paste aside for later.  
Next you're going to grind the flax, oats, and almonds in a high speed blender or coffee grinder until a flour like consistency is reached.  Add in your honey, and blend until a dough forms.  Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper (you may want to lightly grease these with coconut oil to prevent the dough from sticking), and use a rolling pin to shape it into a square.  My square was about 7 x 7 inches in size, but anywhere around there will work.
Cut your square in half, so you have two rectangles.  Take half of your fig paste, and spread it across one of the rectangles - leaving about a 1/4 inch border along the longest sides (you don't need to leave a border at the short sides of the rectangle).  Take the rest of the fig paste, and do the same to the second rectangle.  Fold each of the rectangles over on themselves, pinch the sides together, and cut them into four pieces to make a total of eight fig newtons.  Store in an airtight containment in the refrigerator for up to three or four days.

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