I heart figs, big time! They’re chewy on the outside and crunchy on the in, kind’ve like a good cookie but the other way round! Full of nutritious vitamins and minerals and low in calories – (just under 40 cals for a medium fresh fig) they are the perfect option for a healthy sweet treat! Not only that but you can put them in salads, grill them, bake them, stuff them, and a whole lot more! They add an incredible burst of sweetness to any dish, and colour for that matter. Send me a comment if you want some suggestions and i’ll be happy to help.
When I was home in the UK, I made this recipe because I was desperate to do something with my much loved fruit! I honesty don’t know why (and please someone help if you do!) but I cannot for the life of me find good fresh figs in Dubai, at least ones that aren’t a £10 a pot whereas back home, they’re plentiful. So I finally got my chance to get creative with them…raw fig and pecan bars it was!
They are a mixture of dried and fresh figs across the different layers of the bar as well as yummy crunchy nuts and smooth coconut. They are heavenly! The thing I love most about them though (apart from the taste!) is that they are really easy to make and require very few ingredients so no big shopping trip needed. It’s always nice when raw treats this delicious require next to no time to make, mainly so they can be eaten often :) You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you make them yourself but it’s the range of textures in these bars that make them so special. First hit is a deliciously chewy crunchy base followed by a light fruity coconut creme frosting, and THEN when you thought the whole experience was over, you get a final crunch with the chopped pecans. Mm-mm.
They’re best kept refrigerated and will last for 3-4 days in an airtight container. Happy raw-baking!
1) Fi and I made your raw choclate brownies and they were heavenly
2) The extortionate price of figs in Dubai is a joke because Iran and Turkey are the biggest exporters of figs and they are our next door neighbours. You can buy cheap figs (and I mean by the kilo) at the fruit and veg market or at Lulu. However, you have to wait for fig season which is late summer/ early autumn for the best fruit
3) your food is lovely thanks for the recipes!
Thank you for the comment :) And you’re more than welcome, i’m glad you like them and the rest of the recipes! Fi never said you were all-knowing, that explanation for the figs is brilliant! I haven’t been able to work out why it’s extortionate for so long! I will be heading to Lulu’s tomorrow, thank you!
Let me know how you get on with the rest of them and tag me on Instagram @leanlivinggirl so I can take a look,
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!