• Nov.4...Happy National Candy Day and National Fig Week!

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    Over a year ago

    Halloween candy is delish but figs are a supergreat break from all that packaged snack…they are nature’s nutrition-crammed candy. Figs are just as sweet as any candy but a whole lot healthier, full of calcium and potassium and fiber. They are available fresh from late Spring through Fall, and dried all year round. They’re snackable straight up, or you can add them to all sorts of things for a sweet chewy zing! :)
    These recipes use dried figs so you can make them anytime of year. You can use chopped dried figs as a sub for raisins in just about anything. :)

    Raw Fig Bars
    From Emily at This Rawsome Vegan Life
    Ingredients:
    walnuts
    almonds
    raisins
    cinnamon
    dried figs
    maple syrup (optional)
    salt
    pecans

    Details and directions at Raw Fig Bars
    According to the Rules of the Interwebs, you shouldn’t post someone else’s entire recipe, only part of it with a link to the rest, unless you’ve changed the recipe up bigtime.

    Vegan variations…
    Whole Wheat Fig Bars from Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen
    No-Bake Lemon Fig Bars from Carolyn at Soulshine Vegan
    Vegan Oatmeal Fig Cookies from My Vegan Cookies
    Gluten-Free & Vegan Millet-Fig Muffins from Faygie at Life Tastes Good
    Chocolate Chip Fig Banana Cake from Lisa’s Project: Vegan
    Apple Fig Oatmeal from Sasha at One Small Vegan
    Fig Pie Dessert Smoothie from Katherine at Green Thickies

    Do you like figs? Fresh or dried? Have you ever made vegan fig newtons?

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