Throughout history, figs have had great mythic importance. While the robust flavor of a fig is fruity and nutty, figs are actually a matrix of many flowers and seeds within a rotund stem. Because of their unique flavor, adding figs to a recipe provides a unique flavor that is sure to please! These 10 recipes perfectly display the versatility and beauty of figs!
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1. Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs
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Oh, these Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs by Courtney West are heavenly! Nutty tahini, dark chocolate chunks, caramelized ginger, and figs?! Does it really get any better than that? This could possibly be the ultimate autumn dessert. (Plus, it’s pretty good for you, as far as desserts go!)
2. Salted Caramel and Fig Cheesecake Bites
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Fig and (vegan) cheese has to be one of the best combinations, and that is no exception in these Salted Caramel and Fig Cheesecake Bites by Vicky Coates. They are high in protein, low in sugar, vegan, and gluten free!
3. Chocolate, Fig and Raspberry Cake
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This easy and delicious Chocolate, Fig and Raspberry Cake by Pamela Higgins combines figs and raspberries for extra sweetness and a fruit touch. A vegan-friendly bake using flaxseed in place of eggs, the texture is still very spongey, soft and gooey so is almost like a brownie which is even better!
4. California Fig Chocolate Cream Pie
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Chocolate cream pie might sound like a traditional recipe, but the ingredients in this recipe are anything but! This California Fig Chocolate Cream Pie by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD is filled with unprocessed, plant-based ingredients, including both a veggie and a fruit! A whole-food, plant-based chocolate cream pie sweetened with figs. Creamy and firm texture. No-bake crust and no flour, oil or refined sugar.
5. Wholegrain Vanilla Fig Cake
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Wholegrain Vanilla Fig Cake by Namita Tiwari is an incredibly delicious cake with loads of fig bits in every bite. The crust comes out to be a beautiful brown and the crumb is super soft. It’s pretty simple to make and doesn’t have that many ingredients. It’s also pretty healthy! Serve this delicious Vanilla Fig Cake with tea and coffee or snack on it during your midday slump––it’s fantastic!
6. Toasted Quinoa Cereal With Pistachios and Figs
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Crunchy, toasty, and oh-so-packed with protein, this perfectly spiced bowl of quinoa makes a great topper for coconut yogurt, fruit smoothies, or pair it with non-dairy milk and eat it as a cereal! You have to try Amy Height‘s Toasted Quinoa Cereal With Pistachios and Figs!
7. Fig and Almond Bars
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These Fig and Almond Bars by Sara Oliveria are so tasty and easy to make! You can make them gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats and refined sugar-free if you use stevia! They are the perfect snacks, but also would be nice as a sweet after-dinner treat. Make them on Sunday, so you can have them ready for the week. These fig and almond oat bars are full of healthy ingredients that, when mixed together, create a delicious snack! You’ll love ’em!
8. Flourless Cake With Walnut and Fig Crust
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This beautiful raw Flourless Cake With Walnut and Fig Crust by Hana Mendes is made with fresh beets, creamed coconut, and almond milk. It’s earthy, rich, wholesome, and utterly delicious. Decorate with some raw cacao nibs, flaked coconut, edible flowers, or drizzle some melted chocolate over. Whichever way you choose, it’s sure to be delicious!
9. No-Bake Lavender Fig Custard Tart
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The gluten-free crust is very easy to make. All you need to do is pulse the ingredients in a food processor until they form a sticky dough. The custard filling is a dream for all lavender lovers! The key is to infuse the coconut milk (or your milk of choice) with lavender for 20-30 minutes until the milk is fragrant and tastes like lavender. You have to make this No-Bake Lavender Fig Custard Tart by Mitra Shirmohammadi!
10. Carob and Fig Pie
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This Carob and Fig Pie by Victoria Jackson is elegant, decadent, and surprisingly easy to make. Carob and figs are perfect partners – carob flour has a chocolaty flavor and tons of calcium and these attributes are complemented by the dried figs sweetness and abundance of fiber. Not only is this cake perfectly balanced (both in the flavor department and the nutrition department), all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a blender and then place it in the refrigerator to set.
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