If you like figs, you will dig this a lot. If you don’t like figs, like Ali, you will still dig this.
It’s very simple to make and no baking required which is awesome in that: you don’t have to wait around before you get stuck in, you save some gas/electricity, you don’t cook any of the goodness out of it aaaand you don’t have to wait around before you get stuck in…
I found this recipe on a great blog byEmily at This Rawesome Vegan Life and just added a few things.
Here’s what I did:
First, soak two heaping cups of dried figs for two hours or longer
For the base of the slice:
Process until quite fine:
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
Add and process until sticky:
3/4 cup dates
1/3 cup raisins (sultanas)
Press into a shallow pan.
For the friggen fantastic figgy centre:
Process in the blender:
two heaping cups of soaked figs
juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1-2 tsp cinnamon
Use the soaking water to facilitate blending. Pour thick figgy goodness onto the prepared base (leave about a 1/3 cup in the blender for the topping)
Add to the blender with the remaining figs:
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of walnuts
Pulse lightly. Stir in an extra:
1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of coconut flakes.
I mixed it up with my fingers and then kind of crumbled it on top and pressed it down. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon.