Figgy oat Bars

Recipe by: Rita Rosenlieb
Facebook: A Healthy Life
Email: designedforyou@me.com

Ingredients:

• 6oz package dried figs
• 10 pitted dates
• 1 cup rolled oats
• ½ cup rolled oat flour (we made by lightly blending rolled oats in our Vitamix blender)
• ½ cup slivered almonds, chopped
• 4 tbsp. flax seed meal
• 2 tbsp. Vanilla
• 2 tsp. Fig Balsamic

Directions:

  1. In 1 cup water, soak figs and dates for 10 mins
  2. To make the crust, prepare the following ingredients:
    a. Soak flax seed meal in ½ cup water, add 1 tbsp Vanilla and 1 tsp Fig Balsamic
    b. mix 1 cup rolled oats and ½ cut rolled oat flour with ½ cup almonds
    c. In food processor, put 4 dates and 2 figs in with 4 tbsp of the fig/date water from the soak, add flax mix from step A all but ½ cup of the dried mix from step B (save that for the crumble topping!) and blend
    d. Press mixture into 8×8 non-stick pan
  3. To make the filling, put remaining figs and dates into the food processor with 4 tbsp of fig/date water, add remaining vanilla and fig balsamic and blend. Spread blended filling over crust.
  4. Roughly place remaining dried mix on top of the filling to make the crumble topping, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins. Let stand for 10-15 mins and serve!
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