These healthy gluten-free Fig Newtons are a wonderful adult and kid-friendly cookie recipe. They do not require any baking, are refined sugar-free (i.e. naturally sweetened) and dairy free, too!
Now that I am a little more grown up I find myself craving foods from childhood that I never liked very much. Part of that probably stems from the fact that I am a bit hard-headed and do not take “No” for an answer. Can you relate?!
When you tell my taste buds, “No, you can’t crave that cookie because they don’t make it gluten-free,” something within me throws a hissy fit and I find myself craving it even more.
So what is the secret to making a healthy gluten-free fig newton really taste like a fig newton?! There’s a special ingredient I found that does wonders for re-creating the classic taste.
What is that secret ingredient?!… Orange juice!
Orange juice is used in both the cookie crust as well as the fig filling in this recipe. Feel free to use fresh orange juice or previously squeezed orange juice that is not from concentrate and pulp free.
What is the shelf-life of these healthy gluten-free Fig Newtons?
At least a month in the refrigerator!
Who will you be making these fig newtons for? Maybe your kiddo for an afternoon school snack? Or maybe even for your family member who needs a little pre-workout bite. I would love to hear in the comments section below 🙂 Have a fig-tastic day!
Want a few more quick snack ideas that are also healthy?
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