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Fig Jam Bars


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Nuts, oats, and shredded coconut granola crust, filled with a delicious fig jam.

Fig Jam Granola Bars

I was just thinking… Autumn starts in like 2 days, right? Right.

So. You know those few pounds that you fought to lose only about 3 months ago to fit into that bikini? Yeah, those. If you are anything like me, and I have a feeling that you are, those elbees are about to come back. It won’t be with these Fig Jam Bars. Oh no. These are borderline healthy. But, it will be done with things such as these Sweet Potato Ginger Snap Cookie Trifles or my delicious Caramel Apple Spice Cake! YAY FALL! WE MISSED YOU!!

I love the months between September and January because I get to bake and cook, and cook and bake… Something about this season inspires most of us to bake and of course, eat!
I’m also looking forward to wearing comfortable oversized hoodies and yoga pants. All.the.time. The fashion police is gonna love me!

Granola Bars

In other news, we are preparing to move into our new house. Little by little, we’re getting there. I’m not sure exactly when we will start to move in, but I hope it’s before the credit card bills get here. I kinda spent a teeny bit too much on our furniture. The hubs doesn’t know…yet. BUT, I have a plan.

If the furniture arrives before the bill, he won’t have a heart attack because he is going to fall in love with everything and soften up by the time that bill gets here. IF the bill comes before the furniture… well, then, Lord help me. I hope that he will at least appreciate the king size bed I got. I’m 5’6 and fit into a twin, comfortably, but it’s him and his 6’3-self that needs the bigger bed. That’s my argument right there… I did it all for you, honey! 

Besides…he ate more than half of these Fig Jam Bars, so he owes me big time! I can’t blame him, though. I think these are the best granola type bars to come out of this kitchen to date. I make a lot of bars, but haven’t shared many with you because I didn’t think they were blog-worthy. However, these bars are waaaaay blog-worthy. Way. There’s nuts, there’s shredded coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, oats…
Fig Bars

I used the last of my mother’s fig jam in here, but you can use any jam you fancy. Personally, I think they would be just as delicious with some raspberry jam, or any other berry jam.

ENJOY!


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Granola Bars with Fig Jam
Fig Jam Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 
Nuts, oats, and shredded coconut granola crust, filled with a delicious fig jam.
Servings: 12
Calories: 268 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter , softened, cut into 10 pieces.
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups fig jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the sides; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, pecans, oats, sugar, shredded coconut, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Cut in butter and work mixture into small crumbs. You can also do this with a fork or even your fingers.
  5. Add honey and using your hands, continue to work the mixture until thoroughly combined.
  6. Transfer two-thirds of mixture to prepared pan and press it down, covering the entire bottom of the pan.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until crust is light brown.
  8. Remove from oven and spread the fig jam across the top.
  9. Sprinkle the reserved granola mixture evenly over the jam.
  10. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Cool completely in the pan.
  12. Remove and cut into bars.
  13. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 12

Nutrition Facts
Fig Jam Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 33g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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25 Responses
  1. Kristina

    Hi Katerina,

    I looooove your recipe and I would like to make it this weekend. However my other half doesnt like coconut, so could you please suggest something else to add instead of it? or if I completely remove it from the recipe should I use less of other ingredients?

    Thank you in advance!

  2. EmilyWednesday

    These were so good, and I’m so happy I found your blog! I didn’t see when you were supposed to add the brown sugar, so I put it in right before the butter, and that worked out. They are buttery and crumbly and delicious, and a great solution to my dilemma of what to do with all the jam my mom gave me!

  3. Kate,
    I have no idea how my tall spouse and I fit on a queen–a couple of guesses are that we have lived in places where it was really hard to get the mattress and box spring up the stairs (jungle cat in previous life, must sleep above ground) so we’re hesitant to upgrade, or that he’s deployed so much it’s mostly me in the bed. I dunno.
    What I do know is that these bars remind me of my friend Lasar’s “Tasty Raspberry Treats” so I can tell you that the combination of raspberry jam, coconut, oats and other goodies is in fact delicious. If I could pry the fig jam away from the menage with the goat cheese and prosciutto, I’ll make these too.
    Thanks!

  4. We’re on the same wavelength! Figs are definitely the “it” ingredient right now. 🙂 These bars look delish!!

    You’re 5’6! Could you lend me an inch or two? I’m tired of using step ladders for photos.

  5. Oh not to worry. The first night sleeping in a king sized bed makes every dime you spent worth it. It only took us 25 years to get one, but neither of us will ever go back to anything smaller. Just added figs to my Costco list for tomorrow. Love these fig bars, plus it gives me an excuse to make fig jam. 🙂

  6. What a fun flavor to put fig into a jam bar! Love it. I am so excited about seeing photos of your new house… don’t worry about the furniture… he will love it. 🙂

  7. How exciting, you will spend the holidays in your new home! I love furniture shopping and I love moving into new home! Sounds like you have some exciting plans ahead. 🙂 These fig jam bars look wonderful. I love figs in baked goods and I’ll need yoga pants, no I mean I need to keep wearing yoga pants… 😀

  8. Wow this recipe looks so easy! I wouldn’t mind making these, the store bought ones I can’t stand, maybe with these I can convince the hubs to stop stocking them up from Sam’s Club lol.

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