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Oat and Fig Squares


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 24 dried mission figs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oat
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F .
  • Put figs in a small saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off heat and let figs soften for 5-7 minutes. Do not drain.
  • Lightly coat an 8×8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix Sue Bee® honey, canola oil and milk.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and salt; add wet ingredients, then mix well.
  • Remove softened figs from water and place in a blender or food processor.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water and puree until smooth.
  • Place a little more than half of the oat mixture in the prepared pan and spread evenly across the bottom.
  • Spread figs evenly on top. Add remaining oat mixture on top of fig layer, allowing some of the figs to show through.
  • Pat lightly to flatten.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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