Wine Club 2019 Oatmeal and Fig Recipe

 Oatmeal Fig Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes

Servings 16 bars

Ingredients

• 1 pound ripe figs washed, stems removed and chopped

• 2 tablespoons maple syrup

• Zest from 1 lemon

• 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the crust

• 1½ cups gluten free rolled oats

• ⅔ cup almond flour

• ⅓ cup tapioca flour

• ¼ cup coconut sugar

• ½ teaspoon baking soda

• ¼ teaspoon salt

• ⅓ cup coconut oil melted

• 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and grease with

non-stick spray.

2 Start by making the fig jam filling. In a medium or large pot, combine figs and maple syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bubbling and thickened (15-20 minutes). Add 1-2 tablespoons

of water if the mixture is sticking to the sides or burning at all. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Let cool while preparing the oatmeal crust.

3 In a mixing bowl, whisk together oats, almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking soda and

salt.

4 Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup to oat mixture and stir until combined.

5 Reserve 1/2 cup of the oatmeal crumble and press the remaining oat mixture into the prepared baking

pan.

6 Next, carefully spread the crust with the fig mixture. Crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over

the fig mixture and gently pat it down.

7 Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into 16 equal squares.

Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator

We say goodbye to Forth Vineyards

Forth Vineyards was one of our original members of the cooperative tasting room.  While there winery continues at ForthVineyards.Com.  They have decided to scale back there production and focus on their own wine club and distribution channels for the future.  We wish them well.  We will miss their contribution to the tasting room cooperative and their wonderful wines.  Please use the link to get more information on their wines.