Three pieces of gluten-free fig newtons stacked into a pile for a healthy dessert.
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No-Bake Healthy Gluten-Free Fig Newtons

These healthy gluten-free Fig Newtons are a wonderful adult and kid-friendly cookie recipe. They do not require any baking, are refined sugar-free (i.e. naturally sweetened), vegan, and dairy-free, too!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 28 fig newtons
Calories 108 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ c almond flour
  • 1 ½ c oat flour gluten-free
  • 2 T coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 c honey or maple syrup
  • 1-2 T orange juice

Fig Filling:

  • 1 ½ c dried figs soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1 T honey or maple syrup
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 3-4 T water

Instructions

  1. Before you start preparing your fig newton cookie crust, soak 1 ½ c. dried figs in water for 30 minutes. Make sure the water covers the figs by at least 1 inch.

For the Cookie Crust:

  1. In a large bowl, combine both flours and toss to combine. Add oil, honey or syrup, and orange juice to the bowl and mix with a hand held blender or by hand until the mixture is well incorporated and resembles the consistency in the picture below.
    The ingredients for gluten-free homemade fig newtons being blended with an electric mixer.
  2. On a 1 ½ ft. long piece of wax paper place your cookie crust mixture. Roll the mixture out to make a 9 x 14 inch rectangle. The cookie crust will be about ½ inch thick. Refrigerate the fig newton crust while preparing the fig filling.

For the Fig Filling:

  1. Drain figs and place all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Process until almost smooth, but still slightly chunky.
  2. (Make sure you are using a HIGH-speed blender such as a NutriBullet or Vitamix.)
  3. Retrieve the cookie crust from the refrigerator and cut a line down the middle of the rectangle, making two 4.5 inch x 14 inch rectangles. Place half of filling down the center of each new rectangle as pictured below.
    The filling for No-Bake Fig Newtons being spread onto the base of the newtons.
  4. Roll up each rectangle, using the wax paper to help guide your crust, until the two sides meet. See picture.

    No-Bake Healthy Gluten-Free Fig Newtons being prepared for a delicious snack.
  5. (Sometimes it is easier to completely cut through the wax paper and separate the two halves before attempting to roll them.)
  6. Once both rectangles are rolled into a log, refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into 1-inch wide fig newtons.
  7. Keep cookies refrigerated between servings for best texture.
  8. Cookies can last for up to 1 month if kept refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

Keep cookies refrigerated between servings for best texture. Cookies can last for up to 1 month if kept refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Healthy Gluten-Free Fig Newtons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.