Sweet Debbie's Fudgy-Fig-A-Mama-Jig Bars
by Keleigh May on September 22nd, 2014

Fudgy Fig-A-Mama-Jig Bars
  • Sheet of Parchment paper slightly larger than 15 x 10 inches
  • 12 dried Calimyrna figs, de-stemmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour*
  • 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia powder
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 300. Line a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan with the parchment paper, with a little extra over the sides.
  2. Place figs and water in a food processor or blender and puree. 
  3. Mix together the oats, flour, pumpkin seeds, cacao powder, guar gum and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Microwave the coconut oil and coconut nectar in a 2-cups measuring cup for 60 seconds. Add stevia and stir to combine. Pour the coconut oil mixture into the oats mixture. Fold in the fig puree.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it into the corners and on top with a wet baking spatula to cover the pan evenly.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the oats are dark golden brown and look dry. Rotate the pan halfway through baking.
  7. Transfer the pan from the oven to a wire rack and let sit for at least 1 hour.
  8. Transfer the parchment paper to a cutting board and cut into 25 bars.
Wrap each bar individually in parchment paper or bakery tissue paper, place in a sealable plastic bag and keep frozen until ready to pack or eat. 

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 bar): 150 calories, 8 g total fat, 0.0 mg cholesterol, 27 g carbohydrates, 40 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein, 6 g sugars

*Debbie's All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix 
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 3/4 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup ivory teff flour
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour

Never heard of some of the ingredients? I tell you how easy or hard it is to find everything at Whole Foods. 

Debbie Adler is the owner of the Famous Los Angeles Bakery Sweet Debbies. Why is she so passionate about gluten and allergy free foods? Her son has life threatening allergies to almost every food in the USDA pyramid. So this mama made it her life's work to develop tasty treats that her son could enjoy in a safe environment at her bakery. The success of her bakery lead her to publishing her cookbook, Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes. She dedicated her cookbook to her son by saying, "Little did I expect that my life's purpose would come in the form of a blue-eyed, button-nosed bundle of boy." There is nothing more powerful than a mother's love for her child, and this mama's love can be tasted in each and every one of her delicious treats.

Vegan Cookies....Isn't that a oxymoron?

Vegan Cookies. Don't lie, the first thought when you hear that phrase is cardboard. I mean if you take away the gluten, eggs, dairy, wheat and sugar what are you left with, air?? Sweet Debbie proves that not only do vegan baked goods not taste like cardboard, they can actually taste better than their glutenful, dairyful and sugarful counterparts! Her Fudgy-Fig-A-Mama-Jig Bars drive this point home. I didn't have the highest of hopes taste wise for these guys, I mean afterall they are sweetened with figs. Half a pan later, I can safely say they are quite delicious. My batch turned out more of a granola than the aforementioned bars, but who cares, it tasted amazing. Think that vegan means the death of all taste and flavor? Well Debbie Adler proves that where there's a meal, there's a way!

It's not just me that loves Sweet Debbies!

Fudgy-Fig-A-Mama-Jig Bars make a great TV watching snack!

Tonight is the season finale of Under the Dome on CBS, and your's truly will be making an appearance as a Chester's Mill townsperson! Grab your fudgy-fig-a-mama-jig bars and park yourself in front of the TV at 10!

Sweet Debbie Sweetly Gave Me 3 Books to Giveaway!

You want this book believe you me. Whether you have dietary restrictions, or just love sweets Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats has you covered. To enter the giveaway visit my home page  and scroll down to the Giveaway Box for multiple ways to enter! The winner will be announced next Monday the 29th, good luck everyone!


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