It ain't Figgy Pudding, but damn is it good! From time to time, I head over to the local coffee/tea house to grab a taste of this vegan snack. I decided to try to recreate it at home. This recipe comes pretty close. This is a yummy tea snack.
2 1/2 c Oatmeal blended to a chunky meal in a blender or food processor
1 cup shredded coconut
2tsp vanilla flavoring
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 3/4 c coconut oil (melt it)
1/2 cup of shredded coconut (extra for topping)
powdered sugar (optional to dust at serving)
25-30 dried figs (I used Smyra Figs that were juicy-if yours are drier you may want to soak in a little water before using them).
4 teaspoons of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest
3 Tbs brown sugar (optional)
Approximately 1/4-1/2 c water to get desired consistency maybe more depending on moisture of figs. Should be a spreadable mixture.
Preheat oven to 350F
Place the oatmeal in your blender or
and turn into a meal.
In a bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, shredded coconuT,
vanilla, baking powder, brown sugar and sea salt.
Melt coconut oil
Mix the melted coconut oil into the bowl with a fork or fingers
(be careful if it's still hot!)
Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment paper. Let the edges hang over a bit.
Press about 2/3's of the mixture into the base of the pan. Perhaps a little less.
Place the pan in the oven for about 10 mins or so to set the base of the dessert
While the base of the treat is cooking, prepare the fig spread.
Put about 25-30 figs into a blender with the lemon, water, brown sugar (optional) and lemon zest.
Spread the fiG mixture on top of the pastry base
sprinkle the oat/flour mixture on top of the fig spread.
Place in over for 25-30 minutes, on 350F
Did you try this recipe? Let me know what you thought and if you have any suggestions!