Fig Newtons (paleo, AIP, vegan)
Recipe type: Paleo, Autoimmune Protocol, Vegan
Cuisine: Yumminess? Processed food turned healthy?
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Serves: 20 newtons
Yes, my friends, these are a delicious evocative tribute to our processed-food pasts - with far less of the associated guilt and indigestion (although, I suppose fig newtons were never the worst of the culprits). Anywho, a mon avis these taste pretty much like the real thing, texture, flavor and all - plus they're fun to make. A top recommendation for using up excess figs.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix dough ingredients in order listed until dough ball forms. Dough should be pliable but not sticky. (If dough is too wet add a bit more flour; if too dry add more water.)
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap/parchment and chill in fridge while you make the filling.
  4. Bring water to boil in pot. Stem and chop the figs into quarters and add them to the boiling water, along with other ingredients. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until figs have softened (stir or add more water to avoid anything sticking/burning to the bottom, but don't add too much liquid).
  5. Food process or blend the fig mixture for a few minutes until smooth. Allow to cool/stick in fridge.
  6. Remove dough from fridge. Roll out on floured parchment paper into a long rectangle (~4 inches wide and 12 inches long when trimmed. See helpful ol' youtube for instructional video).
  7. Spoon out fig filling down the long middle of the rectangle (not necessary to pipe it), stopping about 1 cm before each end.
  8. Use the parchment paper to gently fold half of the dough over the filling. Use the other side of the parchment paper to do the same with the other half. Smooth down slightly over the seam until fig filling is evenly distributed towards the ends.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown (check periodically to make sure it's not browning too fast - I baked mine for 25 minutes and they were a touch overdone). Trim the ends and cut into individual cookies with a knife or bench scraper.
  10. Serve to kids, or to your own inner kid!
Recipe by Flash Fiction Kitchen at