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My name is Nina and welcome to my blog, Naturally Nina. This is my space for all things that are important to me in living a healthful, vibrant and compassionate life. I hope you enjoy and can find a bit of inspiration!

Fig Newton Slice

Here is a recipe you just have to try! It’s easy, naturally sweet and super delicious for an energising snack or dessert. This recipe was originally inspired by this recipe by the lovely Tayler Marie.

The gooey, sweet and slightly spicy fig ‘jam’ centre is definitely my favourite thing about this slice. Dried figs are so sweet naturally that no added sugar is needed to satisfy that sweet tooth, plus they’re such a great source of calcium and iron too, and choc-a-block full of fibre!

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I personally LOVE these bars slathered in nut butter with a cosy mug of liquorice tea and a good book. That’s my definition of self love at the end of a busy week!

Anyway, I’ve decided to stop rambling before my recipe posts because never knowing what to write is the one thing that stops me from posting more recipes (does anyone even read these rambles…who knows?). So let’s get to the recipe. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make these so I can see your creation!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup (200g) brown rice or oat flour

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup (120g) apple sauce

  • 1 cup (150g) dried figs

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • (optional) 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

  2. Combine flour, flax, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and apple sauce to form a dough. Press half the dough into the tin to form the base.

  3. Blend dried figs, water and cinnamon (and ginger if using) until smooth, then spread on top of base.

  4. Press remaining dough on top of fig layer, then bake for 30 minutes until golden on top.

  5. Allow to cool, then slice and enjoy!

Notes:

  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week (or freeze!).

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