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It’s fun to be a kid (or at least to eat like one).
There are so many new and different flavors and textures to experience. Unfortunately, some of the favorite snacks from our own childhoods, the ones we want our children to also delight in, are loaded with refined sugar, processed grains, unhealthy vegetable oils, and preservatives.
I set out to take the classic Fig Newman cookie bar and transform it into its better self. Here is the result, an unprocessed, properly prepared, refined-sugar-free snack bar that is super packable and perfect for lunch or snack on the go.
Why Sprouted Wheat Flour?
Sprouting wheat is another way of transforming the nutrient-blocking phytic acid in grains and creating easily digestible enzymes. Sprouting also increases vitamin C, B vitamins, and carotene. But the really great thing about sprouted wheat flour is it is an easily accessible dry flour and can be used in many recipes without further processing!
Find my favorite sprouted wheat flours here.
Sprouted Wheat Fig Bar
Prep Time: 1 hour15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour45 minutes
These wholesome fig bars are made with sprouted whole wheat, yogurt, unrefined coconut sugar, and real butter. They are egg free, refined sugar free, and preservative free, making them a perfect snack for your healthy family.
Could this be done with sourdough instead of sprouted wheat?
Butter For All
Sunday 5th of November 2023
The yogurt in the recipe does sour the dough but you could also add some starter and ferment the dough prior to using. I'd probably leave out the yogurt completely and replace it with sourdough starter. The texture will be more bread like, so expect it to be a different result from the original recipe.
Hope that's helpful!
Tuesday 24th of November 2020
Hi, do you think we could bake these in a glass baking dish?
Butter For All
Saturday 28th of November 2020
I think that would totally work! Roll and Pat the dough into the dish, top with filling, and then roll out the second half to cover. I'd love to see what it looks like if you end up trying it!