Oatmeal Fig Cookies

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} A classic favorite gets a new twist in these sweet, chewy oatmeal fig cookies! They're a delicious treat and they're good for you, too!

A classic favorite gets a new twist in these sweet, chewy oatmeal fig cookies! They’re a delicious treat and they’re good for you, too!

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} A classic favorite gets a new twist in these sweet, chewy oatmeal fig cookies! They're a delicious treat and they're good for you, too!

Oatmeal Fig Cookies

Oatmeal cookies were always my favorite growing up. No matter what was added in– raisins, chocolate chips, both raisins and chocolate chips– they were my ultimate cookie experience. It was pretty easy, then, to find a use for leftover dried figs: I was definitely going to stick them in some oatmeal cookies!

Figs are wonderful for you anyway, but studies suggest that their health benefits actually increase when they are dried! They are a great source of potassium and fiber, as well as manganese, magnesium, and calcium.  Figs are an anti-inflammatory food and have been linked to good heart and digestive health. And they’re delicious!

Filled with good, wholesome ingredients and amazingly yummy anyway, you won’t go wrong with these cookies.


Oatmeal Fig Cookies

Yield: 22-26 cookies

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup brown or coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons almond milk, as needed
  • ½ cup dried figs, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the sugar, oil, and applesauce together, then add the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the cookie dough forms.
  4. Fold in the chopped figs.
  5. Place spoonfuls of the dough onto your cookie sheets and flatten.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes, then allow them to cool on the sheets for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} A classic favorite gets a new twist in these sweet, chewy oatmeal fig cookies! They're a delicious treat and they're good for you, too!

Thinking Out Loud

  1. Currently Reading: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  2. I was sick over the weekend but– bright side!– it gave me a chance to relax and watch (and love) the Hamilton’s America documentary. If you missed it, you can stream it through November 18– I think it’s well worth it.
  3. There has been some light kitchen renovation going on here this week. It’s mostly a decorative overhaul, but I have new cookware– foodie nerd excitement! I still need a new saucepan, though. I am currently saucepan-less and not happy about it.
  4. 18 Beautiful Words with No English Equivalent. I love things like this!
  5. Recipes that caught my eye this week:
    Curried Coconut Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato Bowls – The Foodie Physician
    Stuffed Kabocha Squash Bowls – Fairyburger

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72 comments

  1. Marla says:

    H Courtney,
    Wow these sure sound tasty! What a great healthy treat. I love the idea of using the fig in cookies. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  2. kimmythevegan says:

    Who knew figs were such little nutrition powerhouses? I’ve had a bag of dried figs sitting in my cupboard feeling under appreciated and unloved for quite awhile as I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. These will be perfect!

  3. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    These look lovely! I had not thought of using figs in oatmeal cookies, but it sounds wonderful!! Pinning this to try..thanks for sharing at Sunday Fitness & Food :-_

  4. AnnMarie says:

    Oh wow, why haven’t I thought of putting figs in my oatmeal cookies? These sound perfect and I must try them soon. I will be buying figs for my Christmas cookie baking and freezing that is supposed to start Nov. 1st! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Deborah Davis says:

    This recipe conjures memories of my favorite oatmeal cookies and fig newton cookies in one delectable bite!I am so delighted that you shared these healthy and delicious Oatmeal Fig Cookies with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I’m Pinning and sharing this!

  6. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Absolutely love figs, and these look so delish! They would make for a great morning cookie instead of a granola bar. I might try subbing in honey for the sugar as we are trying to cut back on it. Figs are such a great superfood, this would be heavenly with my morning coffee!

  7. Teresa says:

    My mother in law has a fig tree in her backyard and she’s always looking for new ways to use all those figs, so I’ll pass this recipe on to her, it sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    What a great idea, I love the addition of the fig’s to these awesome cookies! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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