Healthy Homemade Fig or Date Newtons

///Healthy Homemade Fig or Date Newtons

Healthy Homemade Fig or Date Newtons

fig newtons on plate

They’re soft, yet crumble when you take a munch. Almost like the real thing – minus the refined sugar.

These little treats are fulfilling and there’s plenty of nutrients packed in figs and dates. The addition of honey is mainly for the sweet toothed;  I don’t think it’s necessary since date and fig fillings are sweet. You can also add walnuts or almonds to give them an extra crunch.

From my experience, the bars are best in a day or two; they become more solid and the taste enhances.

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Fig and Date Newtons Recipe
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 cup honey optional
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • Fig Paste
    • 1 1/2 cups dried figs chopped
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • Date Paste
    • 1 cup dates pitted and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 cup honey optional
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • Fig Paste
    • 1 1/2 cups dried figs chopped
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • Date Paste
    • 1 cup dates pitted and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
      Instructions
      1. Cream the butter until fluffy, then add the honey and continue beating. Add the egg and vanilla; beat. Add the flour and beat on low, until everything just comes together. The dough should be soft and buttery. Shape into a flat disk. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Make the fillings (instructions below)
      2. Roll out half of the dough to form a 20cm x 30xm rectangle and cut in 2 lengthwise. newtons dough with filling
      3. Spread the filling in middle of each rectangle and fold the sides (should overlap or meet).
      4. You’ll end up with flat snake shapes. Do the same with remaining half of the dough.
      5. Cut into desired size bars and bake at 150 degrees C until brown.

      Fig Filling
      1. Cook the chopped figs and butter in saucepan over low heat. Add the vanilla and allow to cook for a few minutes.
      2. Add water and simmer for a few minutes until the figs are soft and the mixture begins to have a jam texture(it’s okay if the fig skins are still tough). Cool.
      Date Filling
      1. Place chopped dates in a saucepan with the cinnamon and butter. Cook on low heat until they’re soft enough to mash. Cool

      2. Grind or chop your walnuts finely and add them to the mixture
      Recipe Notes

      If you add the honey: bake at 150 C
      If you omit the honey bake at 180 C & add an extra 8 tablespoons of butter

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      By |2018-09-07T11:53:46+00:00September 7th, 2018|Naturally Sweet, Real Food|0 Comments

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