HOMEMADE FIG NEWTONS

July 15, 2013
Rachel Schultz

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. 

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 sometimes? 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.

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.

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

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
 
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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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  • Kristen K

    Do you use fresh figs or dried or does it matter? Thank you!

    • Rachel Schultz

      I used fresh, but either works!

  • 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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