Oatmeal Fig Bars Homemade Fig Newtons

Serving 16 people

45 min


  • baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • brown sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • dried figs 1 cup chopped dried figs, stems removed (8 ounces)
  • egg white 1 egg white
  • flour 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • light butter 1/3 cup butter, melted (I used light butter)
  • rolled oats 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (I used quick oats)
  • salt 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • water 1/2 cup water
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How to make it

  1. In a small saucepan, put figs, water, lemon juice and zest, and bring to a boil. Simmer until mixture starts to thicken (about 3 minutes).
  2. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Put filling in food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add butter and egg white to oat mixture and stir until combined. Press half of the oat mixture into the prepared baking pan. [Note: I used waxed paper to press and spread the mixture into the pan]. Next, carefully spread with fig mixture. Last, drop pieces of remaining oat mixture over the fig mixture so it appears crumbly and then gently pat it down [Note: I used waxed paper for this step].
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.