HOMEMADE FIG NEWTONS

July 15, 2013

I am going to tell you about two things that are trending in the Schultz home. Number one: Fig Newtons. Number two: The Lone Ranger movie.

First, the easy one: fig newtz. David and I have been really digging them and spending an inappropriate amount of money buying 2-3 packages of them each week. Thus, when I asked what David wanted for this week’s work snack, he suggested some homemade newtz. A star was born.

Now for The Lone Ranger. As you may recall (read here), I got really into the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise a couple months ago. I know, it’s weird and dorky and those aren’t really hip movies to be super into. But I am. Even though 2 and 3 painfully bad, I just. Can’t stop. Normally, I try to act like I have more sophisticated movie tastes, but who am I kidding? And so I was really hopeful and eager for The Lone Ranger since it’s by Disney and has lots of the same people working on it (I think).

David planned a cool date night for us to go out and see it. I made the regretful mistake I probably won’t make again where I looked up what the movie was rated on Rotten Tomatoes. Drumroll: 24%. What? David and I agreed we’ve never seen a rating that low! We went and saw it nonetheless. It wasn’t that bad. But, it’s really comparable to the Pirates 2 and 3 – there’s way too much going on in the story. They kind of tried to do too much.

I did like that the Lone Ranger is a person who fights for justice, but is thought of as an outlaw. Reminds me of Jesus.

I rarely (never?) do movie reviews on here. Just had to talk about The Lone Ranger since it was a pretty anticipated event in our home. Now to something that will not disappoint – the figgy newtons. (Figs are available like, one week a year, so get on these if you want to make ’em!)

Homemade Fig Newtons from Rachel Schultz

HOMEMADE FIG NEWTONS
Makes 16 newtons

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons applesauce
15 figs
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Mix flour, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine, eggs, coconut oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup, vanilla, milk, and applesauce. Incorporate wet ingredients into dry, until a dough forms. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Homemade Fig Newtons from Rachel Schultz

Meanwhile, pulse figs and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a food processor.

Homemade Fig Newtons from Rachel Schultz

The fig filling should be about the consistency of peanut butter.

Homemade Fig Newtons from Rachel Schultz Homemade Fig Newtons from Rachel Schultz

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough onto parchment paper in a 1/4 inch rectangle. Spread filling over half of dough and fold in half. Seal edges. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Slice with a pizza cutter into squares.

Homemade Fig Newtons from Rachel Schultz

HOMEMADE FIG NEWTONS
 
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Serves: 16 newtons
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 15 figs
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine, eggs, coconut oil, ⅓ cup maple syrup, vanilla, milk, and applesauce.
  2. Incorporate wet ingredients into dry, until a dough forms. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pulse figs and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a food processor.
  4. The fig filling should be about the consistency of peanut butter.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough onto parchment paper in a ¼ inch rectangle.
  6. Spread filling over half of dough and fold in half. Seal edges.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Slice with a pizza cutter into squares.

Adapted from My Whole Food Life.

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Comments

  • Kristen

    Can I used dried figs if I can’t find fresh? I do have frozen from Trader Joe’s, but think they will be too wet. Thank you!

  • Melissa

    I can’t wait to try these!!!!

  • Can’t wait to try these!

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