Whole Wheat Fig Newtons Recipe

Looking for an easy Whole wheat fig newtons recipe? Learn how to make Whole wheat fig newtons using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by critterkeeper

Makes 56 servings



Home made, better than store bought.

Recipe Ingredients for Whole wheat fig newtons

1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
10 g (1 teaspoon) orange zest
1 pinch salt
8 ounces dried figs, stems removed
2/3 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice or orange juice
3 tablespoons splenda granular

Recipe Directions for Whole wheat fig newtons

  1. Preheat oven to 375f degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy.

  3. Add all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange peel and salt, beating until blended.

  4. Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours.

  5. Prepare fig filling and set aside, see below.

  6. On a floured surface, roll dough into 14 inch square.

  7. Cut dough into 4 equal strips, each 14 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide.

  8. Spoon 1/4 of fig filling in a 1 1/2 inch wide mound down center of each strip.

  9. Using a long spatula, lift sides of each dough strip over filling, overlaping slightly on top.

  10. Press edges together to seal.

  11. Cut strips crosswise in half for ease of handling.

  12. Place, seam side down, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.

  13. Brush off any excess flour.

  14. Cut each strip into 7 (1 inch) crosswise pieces, but do not separate.

  15. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until puffed and firm to the touch.

  16. Cool 5 to 10 minutes on baking sheets; then cut apart and remove to racks to cool completely.

  17. Fig Filling:

  18. In a medium saucepan, combine figs, water, lemon or orange juice and granulated sugar.

  19. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  20. Reduce heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally; cool.

Categories

Fruits, Dessert, Snacks, Mediterranean, Cocktail Party, Bake, Chill

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 19.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
52
Calories from Fat
13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
61mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
9.4g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
0.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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