Apple Cinnamon Paleo Fig Newtons

Apples, figs, and cinnamon form the sticky sweet filling for this homemade paleo-friendly fig newton recipe. Homemade fig newton cookies are simpler to make than you may believe. Parchment paper makes it much easier to fold and form the cookies. The cookies turn out soft and chewy, and are perfect for the occasional treat.

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups almond meal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried figs
1/2 apple, peeled and diced
2 pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

1. Add the eggs, coconut oil, syrup, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Use a hand blender to combine. Add the almond meal, baking soda, and salt. Blend again until completely combined. Place in the refrigerator to chill until the figs are ready.

2. Place the figs, apple, dates, apple juice, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until the figs are soft and the juice is slightly reduced. Place the mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place onto a sheet of parchment paper. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out the dough into a long thin rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.

4. Spread the fig filling across the middle of the rectangle. Use the parchment paper to fold the bottom third of the dough over the top of the fig filling. Peel back the paper and repeat with the top third of the dough, forming a long log. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into the desired amount of pieces. Space the pieces out on the parchment paper and place onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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