Fantastic Fiber Fig Bars

Fantastic Fiber Fig Bars. The taste is great and they work well for a quick breakfast, snack or post workout boost. There are so many benefits in fiber and figs!

Fantastic Fiber Fig Bars. The taste is great and they work well for a quick breakfast, snack or post workout boost. There are so many benefits in fiber and figs!

We don’t hear too much about fiber these days and most of us don’t even think about it unless we have a stomach ache. The truth is though that fiber is good for so many more things than just helping to clean out the ol’ pipes (although that is one really good benefit as well).

Some of the reported benefits of fiber are heart health, a reduced risk of stroke, stabilizing blood sugar levels, helps keep skin healthy, keeps energy up and helps with weight loss. Who knew right?!

Not only are figs rich in fiber but they are also low in sugar and calories, help stabilize blood sugar, suppress appetite and they taste delicious!

With all this in mind we made up some fig bars and they are fantastic! The taste is great and they work well for a quick breakfast, snack or post workout boost.

This is not a super sweet bar. We think it tastes great as is but if you want it a little sweeter add a couple of tablespoons of honey or stevia to taste in the filling.

The topping is optional but it’s a really fun twist if you want to whip it up quick.

Fantastic Fiber Fig Bars

Crust:

Ingredients

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or a large mixing bowl. Press into a 9×13 pan. Bake at 350º for 25- 20 minutes. You don’t want it completely cooked because it will cook again with the filling.

Filling:

Ingredients

Directions

Combine figs and cashews in a large bowl and cover with water. Allow to sit at least four hours or overnight. Drain and add vanilla. Place in a food processor and blend until smooth. Spread on top of crust. If you want the optional topping sprinkle on top, if not skip topping. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes.

Optional Topping:

Ingredients

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and crumble on top of fig bars. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes.

Looking for some more goodies? Check out our Coconut Cacao Bars, Healthy Chocolate Bites, and our Breakfast Energy Bites.

Looking for more fiber? Check out our Homemade Granola, Caramel Chia Seed Pudding and Berry Chia Seed Pudding.

Do you have any fun recipes you use figs in? Tell us about it in the comments!

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1 Comment

  1. Joanne says: Reply

    Fiber was definitely a buzz word for a while but now I feel like it has died down, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop thinking about it! And so long as figs are involved, I’ll eat as much of it as possible!

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