Baked Oat Bars stuffed with Figs

 

Oats figs

About:

When trying to improve the quality of your diet, you can’t go wrong eating fruits. They are rich in essential nutrients, and making them a regular part of your diet may help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Figs and dates are no exception. While both are a good source of a number of nutrients you need for health and wellness, dried figs may be a slightly better choice if you’re looking to maximize the nutrition of every bite.

This will serve for your breakfast or as evening snacks.

Servings: 9 to 12 bars
Baking time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 to 45 mins


Ingredients:

For filling:
• Figs-250 gms
• Vanilla extract-1tsp
• Orange/lemon juice-1tbsp
• Cinnamon powder -1/4tsp
• Ginger-1/4tsp

For Crust:
• Oats-1cup
• Whole Wheat flour-1/4cup
• Wheat bran-1/4cup
• Baking powder-1tsp
• Salt-1/4tsp
• Olive Oil-2tbsp
• Apple Sauce-1/2cup
• Honey/Maple Syrup-2tbsp

Method:

• Chop figs into small pieces and grind coarse in the blender/food processor
• Add Vanilla extract, Orange/lemon juice,Cinnamon powder & Ginger to blender & blend them till it becomes a smooth paste & set aside
• In the pan add oats and fry for few minutes on the low flame and transfer it to the bowl; Add Wheat flour, Wheat bran, Salt, Olive oil, Baking Powder, Apple Sauce, Honey and mix until it reaches thick dough consistency ( If required add more apple Sauce)
• Divide the dough into 2 equal parts
• Pre-heat the oven to 190deg/375f; Grease the 8” pan and line with the parchment paper and spread half of the crust mixture evenly. Then add the filling evenly then spread the remaining crust mixture on the top
• Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned
• Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars

Note:
• Apple sauce can be made at home OR bought from super market
• You can use Lemon OR Orange juice
• You can use Dates along with Figs OR Replace Figs with Dates as per your desire

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on March 25, 2014, in Appetizers, Breakfast, Breakfast, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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