Fresh Fig Blondies With Sweet Tahini Drizzle

I have seriously been on a fig kick lately and I’ve been incorporating this fruit in to so many different recipes! I typically buy dried figs, but I found fresh figs at Trader Joe’s and I’m hooked. They are sweet, but not too sweet! I’d say they remind me of dates in a way, which I also love. I’ve been wanting to bake something with figs so here they are–so sweet and delicious blondies! These bars are very addicting and if you aren’t figging crazy about the fruit, I think these bars might change your mind.

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Fresh Fig Blondies With Sweet Tahini Drizzle

Serves: 12 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of white cannellini beans
  • 1/3 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh figs, pureed + more for topping
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper
  2. Drain and rinse the beans well and then add all ingredients excluding the figs to a high speed blender
  3. Blend on high until all ingredients are incorporated
  4. Pour mixture into pan and smooth evenly with a spatula
  5. Add 1/2 cup of fresh figs to the blender and blend until smooth
  6. Swirl with a knife the pureed fig mixture throughout the batter
  7. Top with sliced figs and granola
  8. Bake for 25-28 minutes
  9. Let bars cool and then refrigerate overnight
  10. Mix the tahini + powdered sugar. Add water to thin. Drizzle over top and then slice into 12 bars

Enjoy!

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