Remove stems from figs. Place figs in glass or metal bowl and soak in hot water, covered, for about 10 minutes or until figs are soft. Drain figs, reserving water. Cut figs into small pieces. Place in food processor or blender, with reserved water as needed. Process until smooth. Place in bowl. Add oats, cocoa powder, almond meal and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and not too sticky. Place in refrigerator, covered, for up to a day. Form mixture into about 10 balls, using a spoon to scoop out the fig mixture for each ball. Keep refrigerated or frozen.
makes about 10 balls.
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease small square baking pan. In crock pot or double boiler, gently heat together
almond butter with Maple syrup. Cool mixture. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, adding chocolate chips
to taste. Spread mixture into baking pan. Add some chocolate chips to the top of the brownies if desired.
Bake for about 20 minutes.
makes 6-8 brownies.
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease 8" by 8" pan.
In crock pot or sauce pan, slowly heat together dried fruit and apple juice until the fruit is soft. Mash together
to a uniform consistency. Set aside to cool. Blend in egg. Mix together oats, whole wheat flour,
cinnamon and baking powder. Add dry mixture to fruit mixture, adding more apple juice if the mixture is too dry.
Add chocolate chips as desired. Spread mixture into pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until an inserted knife
comes out dry.
makes about 12 bars.
date oat bars
In saucepan, combine figs, raisins, apple, and half cup of apple cider. Bring to gentle boil. Reduce heat and cook at low temperature, covered, for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Let sit covered until cooled. Place mixture into bowl.
Combine flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add to fruit mixture. Mix well.
Combine eggs and 1 teaspoon cider. Add to batter. Also add chocolate. Mix well.
Drop by tablespoon full onto oiled baking sheet.
Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes, or until light golden.
makes 24 cookies.
fig chocolate cookies
In bowl, combine first four ingredients for apple mixture, and toss gently. In another bowl,
mix last four ingredients for topping. Add more oats or juice, as needed. The topping should
not be too wet. Butter and flour a 7" to 8" square baking pan. Add apple mixture,
topped with oat mixture. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until the topping is gently browned.
apple cinnamon crisp
Heat apple juice and water to a gentle boil. Soak Muesli in this mixture for 30 minutes or up to overnight, covered. Make sure
it is cooled. Add chopped ginger and chocolate. Stir well. Add beaten egg. Gently add flour until a thick batter
forms. Oil a 7" to 8" square baking pan. Spread batter in pan. Bake at 350F until done, around half an hour.
muesli dark chocolate ginger bars