Oats, meet Figs

07 . 14 . 10

I didn’t know how much I loved figs until I impulsively bought a pound of them at the farmers market on Sunday. Figs have made friends with a lot of other ingredients since then, but oats and figs bonded more than the rest. This cookie recipe is healthy, delicious, and a perfect mid-day pick me up. They remind me a little of the classic “Fig Newton” that we all grew up on, but are considerably more sophisticated and wholesome. I snagged the ingredient list of the original “Fig Newton” straight from the Nabisco website:

Enriched Flour (Wheat flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate {Vitamin B1}Riboflavin {Vitamin B2}Folic Acid)Figs Preserved with Sulfur Dioxide, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Whey (from Milk) Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil (Adds a Trivial Amount of Saturated Fat)Salt, Baking Soda, Calcium Lactate, Malic Acid, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier)Potassium Sorbate Added to Preserve Freshness, Artifical Flavor.

Let’s get rid of the nasty, and focus on the beautiful and delicate fruit of the season. These are so easy to make, please do, and enjoy!

  • 2/3 cups Real Maple Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Kamut Flour (or any other gluten free flour of choice)
  • 1 cup Rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 splash Almond Milk
  • 6 Raw figs, halved


  1. Mix olive oil, syrup, and vanilla together in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, spices, seeds, and salt.
  3. Slowly combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients, the mixture will be on the drier side. Add just a little almond milk.
  4. Let mixture set for 10-15 min while you preheat the oven to 350 and cut the fresh figs in half.
  5. Roll out dough into 12 medium sized balls and press gently to flatten a bit. Set figs atop the cookie platform, sprinkle with a little cinnamon-sugar and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  6. Enjoy and be grateful for this beautiful life!
  • Leslie

    Thankyou !

  • Leslie

    Thankyou ! They sound wonderful. I will definitely try these !

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