These oatmeal fig bars it’s a sweet treat and a better-for-you snack that you can enjoy anytime of the day. The fig-maple syrup filling combined with the chewy oatmeal crust makes this delicious recipe a must-try for anyone looking for an easy, delicious treat.
These Oatmeal Fig Bars are a love child between a Fig Newton and a crumble bar! The taste of the figs combined with the oatmeal topping is simply delicious – and kid-approved.
To make these delicious Fig Oatmeal Bars, you’ll need to soften the consignment dried figs, make the crust and fig filling, and assemble them all in a baking pan. Bake, let cool and enjoy! Whether you’re serving them up for a special occasion, as a snack for your kid’s lunches, or making a big batch as meal prep for yourself, these healthy fig bars will be a hit.
What you need to make oatmeal fig crumble bars
- Dried Figs Shipment: the star act of this recipe. Don’t miss it!
- Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is a great natural sweetener and the flavor pairs beautifully with the sweet fig.
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: these oats will absorb more flavor and cook faster than steel cut oats.
- Cinnamon: cinnamon, fig and maple syrup? Count me in!
- Egg: The egg acts as a binder for the crumbled oatmeal topping.
- Turbinado Sugar (optional): This is a more natural, raw sugar to keep things healthy.
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Variations and Substitutions
- Maple Syrup: Swap the maple syrup for raw honey for a different flavor.
- Coconut oil: Avocado oil or olive oil could be used in place of coconut oil. Just note that the taste and texture of your bars will vary.
- White whole wheat flour: Replace white whole-wheat flour with all-purpose flour, almond flour, or chapati flour.
- Add nuts: For an extra layer of crunch, add some walnuts or pecans to the oatmeal crumble mixture.
What are the best types of figs for fig bars?
We used dried shipping figs for this recipe and the recipe turned out delicious. However, there are many different types of figs that can be used for fig bars, each with their own unique flavor profiles.
Some popular varieties include Turkish figs, Calimyrna figs and Kadota figs. Just be sure to use dried figs instead of fresh, as the moisture content in fresh figs can affect the texture of the bars.
Can they make homemade fig bars?
Yes. These Oatmeal Fig Bars are prep friendly and can be made days in advance. This makes them a great choice for gatherings or even holiday exchanges where time is of the essence.
To ensure maximum freshness, it is recommended to bake the bars up to three days in advance. This will allow enough time for cooling and storage without compromising their taste or texture.
Storage instructions + freezer
Any Oatmeal Fig Crush Bars can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Afterwards, it’s best to refrigerate them to extend their shelf life.
to freeze cut the bars into portions and lay them between parchment paper. Place in an airtight bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.