Homemade Fig Newton Cookies {Dairy & Gluten Free}

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies {Dairy & Gluten Free}

Let me start by saying, these cookies aren’t exactly pretty! But they taste amazing!! 

I had found a blog a while back that made fig energy bites and since then I had wanted to try to make Fig Newton Cookies – well I finally did it! 

The recipe calls for 1 Cup of dried figs, well I only had 3 left after that, so I just used the entire bag. 

 

I recommend soaking them in hot water for about 10 minutes before you blend all the filling ingredients together. 

Alright, I have to be honest I was very nervous when many recipes suggested using Orange juice and rind inside. I thought it would ruin the taste of the cookies, but nope! It just makes them that much better. 

Omit if you’d like or enjoy a hint of orange with each bite. 

Next – add all the filling ingredients into a food processor.

I personally don’t blend half, then the other half. I just simply blend it all at once!

Set aside the filling until you have your dough ready and layed out. 

 

Let me show you how I put my fig newtons together. 

I started by rolling out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper. 

 

You can roll in quite thin or keep it thicker if you prefer! If you need a reference 1cm is about what you’d like. 

 

Next I cut the dough into strips.

Then I put the filling on half of the strips and folded the other side on top.

 

Yes – I am sure there is a much better way to do this, but this is what worked for me! 

Essentially you want to create 4-5 logs of Fig Newton Cookies. 

 

How you do that is really up to you! I found the dough super forgiving and easy to work with. 

 

Last step is to place them on a non-stick baking sheet or some parchment paper and bake them at 350 fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes. 

 

You want them to be golden brown as the figs will keep them quite moist. 

 

Once they have cooled, cut them into your desired size and enjoy! 

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 15 Cookies

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 1 Cup Dried Figs
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Ground Flax Seed

Crust

  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and place your dried figs in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Take your orange and grate it until you have about a teaspoon of Orange Rind. Then just it in half and juice it for the tablespoon of juice.
  • Gather all your filling ingredients and place them in a food processor. Blend until you have a grainy mixture.
    1 Cup Dried Figs, 1 tsp Orange Zest, 1 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, 3 tbsp Maple Syrup, 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Salt, 2 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • Mix all your crust ingredients together, except for the water. Save the water for last if you find your crust super sticky or dry – then add in the water.
    1 Cup Almond Flour, 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour, 1/4 Cup Tapioca Starch, 1 Egg, 3 tbsp Maple Syrup, 1/4 Cup Melted Coconut Oil, Pinch Salt, 1 tbsp Water
  • Roll out the crust between two pieces of parchment paper.
  • Cut the crust into strips.
  • Place the filling on half of the strips and begin folding the other half on top of the strips with the filling to form your Fig Newton logs. Your goal is to create 4-5 logs. This may take some patience, but it's worth it!
  • Once you have your logs created and you are satisfied with how they look, place them on a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once they are golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Once cool cut into your desired size of cookie. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You want to bake your cookies until they are golden brown as the fig newtons will keep them moist.
  • Store in an air tight container for 4 days or freeze for 1-2 months. 
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, WILDFIT
Wild Berry Cobbler {Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free}

Wild Berry Cobbler {Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free}

This recipe is a simple easy one to make one evening to enjoy the next day. 

Start by melting your frozen berries with some honey and tapioca starch to thicken the mixture.

I personally enjoy a mixed berry blend with some dark cherries. 

Then combine all the topping ingredients together in a bowl. 

 

Feel free to add oats or hemp seeds for some more texture. 

Then once your berry mixture is to your desired consistency, pour it into a cake pan. 

 

Note: It will not thicken much more than this when you place it in the oven. 

 

Then add the topping mixture on top and spread it out as evenly as possible. It won’t look super pretty, but it will taste very good! 

 

Bake in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. 

 

This recipe will serve about 6 people. 

 

Top with some Dairy Free Whip Cream and ENJOY!

Wild Berry Cobbler

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 1 bag Frozen Berries
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Starch

Topping

  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca Starch
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Full Fat Coconut Cream
  • 1/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Place the frozen berries in a pot on medium heat with the honey and tapioca starch. Heat together for 20-30 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency.
    1 bag Frozen Berries, 1/4 cup Honey, 2 tbsp Tapioca Starch
  • In a small bowl mix together the topping. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
    1/2 cup Almond Flour, 1/2 cup Tapioca Starch, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 1/4 cup Full Fat Coconut Cream, 1/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil, 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Place the heated berry mixture into a cake pan. Add dollops of the pastry mix on top of the berries.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Then enjoy!

Notes

Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, WILDFIT
Mini Cinnamon Buns {Review}

Mini Cinnamon Buns {Review}

This recipe is originally from Heal Me Delicious

I really love how this recipe was created – it’s super simple, very afforable to make and tastes delicious! 

To begin the first thing you have to do is cook your sweet potato.

Once this is complete I found after many attempts that whipping it in my Kitchen Aid mixer made it the easiest to work with and form a dough. 

You will want to wait until the mashed/whipped sweet potato has cooled significally before you try to roll all the Cinnamon Buns together.

Next add in the Cassava Flour and Sea Salt and mix again. I use my kitchen aid mixer for this as well and it forms the perfect ball of dough.

Next is the filling!

 

Melt your coconut oil over medium heat on the stove or use the microwave. Then mix in the remaining ingredients.

You can add some more coconut sugar if it’s not quite a sandy paste.

 

Rolling the dough is simple when you use parchment paper! I actually typically do this for all my recipes, because when you are not using regular flour and sugar dough is often stickier. 

 

Roll between two pieces of parchment paper until it’s about 1-2 cm thick. Don’t worry if it’s not a perfect shape, your cinnamon buns won’t be either! 

 

Then add the filling on top. Spread it around until it is even. Don’t go too close to the edges or it will pour out!

 

Next cut the strips to your desired size. The original recipe includes some extra steps and makes full-sized Cinnamon Buns. I personally have tried both ways and LOVE making them mini and bite sized for on the go snacks. 

Take your time now, sit down and put some tunes on as you roll each individual bun! 

You’ll see in the images mine are all about an inch wide and 2-3 inches long. 

 

Next it’s time to bake them for 30-35 minutes. I personally like them a little extra cripsy on the edges and soft inside. 

You will find the perfect time length for your tastebuds and oven! 

Then enjoy! 

Mini Cinnamon Buns

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 20 mini cinnamon buns

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Melted)
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract optional
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar Plus 3 tbsp

Dough

  • 2 cups Sweet Potato (Boiled & Mashed)
  • 2/3 cup Cassava Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions
 

The Dough

  • To begin, peel, boil and mash the sweet potato. Once mashed measure out 2 cups and allow to cool.
    2 cups Sweet Potato (Boiled & Mashed)
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Once the mashed sweet potato has cooled, add in the cassava flour and sea salt until it's well combined. If needed add extra cassava flour.
    2 cups Sweet Potato (Boiled & Mashed), 2/3 cup Cassava Flour, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

The Filling

  • Next melt your coconut oil and combine the remaining filling ingredients together. If you find it not to be a sandy paste add up to 3 tbsp more of coconut sugar.
    1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Melted), 2 tbsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar

Creating Mini Cinnamon Buns

  • Place the ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll until about 1cm thick .
  • Spread out the filling on top using a spatula.
  • Cut in half with a sharp knife and then make long 1 inch strips.
  • Roll each strip together and place on a baking sheet. If you find them not sticking together very well you can add a tiny bit of water to your hands to make them stick.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes then enjoy!

Notes

Original recipe from: Heal Me Delicious
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, WILDFIT
Orange Spice Cookies {Nut, Gluten & Dairy Free}

Orange Spice Cookies {Nut, Gluten & Dairy Free}

This recipe came after I was asked if there was a gluten free cookie recipe that I enjoyed without nuts! Yes some people can be allergic to nuts and gluten sensitive – if that’s you, then this is a MUST READ! 

The flour used in this recipe is Cassava Flour – which is from a root vegtable. 

If you prefer to have a plain more sugar cookie version of this recipe you can do that by:

 

1) Removing the spices and orange rind

2) Adding in more sugar from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup

3) Pick your flavouring almond or vanilla and enjoy! 

Once you have your cookies all mixed the way you’d like – place them on a tray in single tablespoon measurements and bake them in the oven!

NOTE: These cookies are very crumbly due to the type of flour you use, they taste amazing, but they are not the kind you can split in half and share! 

 

Orange Spice Cookies {Nut, Gluten & Dairy Free}

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20 cookies

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Cassava Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Orange Rind

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Mix together the dry ingredients
    1 1/2 cup Cassava Flour, 1/2 tsp Baking Soda, 1/4 tsp Sea Salt, 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
  • Grate the orange rind into the mixture
    1 Orange Rind
  • Add in the remaining wet ingredients and mix well
    2/3 cup Coconut Oil, 2 Eggs, 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • Scoop out in single tablespoon measurements to make roughly 20 cookies
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick sheet
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes
  • Let cool before you enjoy!

Notes

These cookies are quite crumbly, but they taste delicious!
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free, WILDFIT
Blueberry Banana Bread {Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free}

Blueberry Banana Bread {Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free}

This is one of those recipes that you want to save in your pocket for when you have too many ripe bananas! 

Just always keep some frozen blueberries in the freezer – those should be a staple. 

 

Start by gathering all your ingredients 

Then mix all the dry ingredients together

Once that is complete add in the wet ingredients (but of course save the blueberries for last)

Fold in the blueberries.

 

P.S. I have always used frozen blueberries for this Banana Bread recipe – works every time! 

Place into a loaf tray and into your pre-heated oven! 

 

This is where it can get a little interesting…

 

You are going to want to bake it for 25 minutes as is, then bake for 25-30 minutes with a little tin foil hat on top! 

 

When is it done?

You want to be able to insert a knife or toothpick and have it come out clean – then let it cool and enjoy! 

Lastly, this is one of the BEST recipes to freeze. 

 

Wait until your Blueberry Banana Bread has cooled, slice it about 3/4″ all the way along, then take peices of parchment paper and wrap indviudal slices, place them into a freezer bag and toss in the freezer! 

When you’re ready to reheat them – warm a slice up over low-medium heat inside a frying pan or use a toaster! 

Blueberry Banana Bread

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Melted)
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 cup Blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl
    2 cups Almond Flour, 2 1/2 tbsp Coconut Flour, 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Add in the wet ingredients (expect blueberries) and mix well
    3 Eggs, 2 tbsp Almond Milk, 1/4 cup Honey, 2 Ripe Bananas, 1 Lemon (Juiced), 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Melted)
  • Fold in the blueberries
    1 cup Blueberries
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and place the batter inside
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then cover with tin foil and bake for another 25-30 minutes. The top should be golden brown and a knife or toothpick should come out clean when inserted in the centre
  • Remove and let cool before slicing

Notes

  1. I often will use frozen blueberries instead of fresh and it works out perfectly! 
  2. Wrap individual sliced parchment paper and freeze – reheat by pan frying or using a toaster
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Whole 30, WILDFIT
Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake/Waffle Mix {Review}

Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake/Waffle Mix {Review}

Recipe Review

 

It has taken me years to find a gluten and dairy free ‘pancakes in a box’ recipe that actually tastes good! 

 

You may think, why do you need this? Just make your own! 

 

Well, my family LOVES to do morning pancakes or waffles and so I wanted to find something that they could pick up and make for us when we visit – that I could enjoy too! 

So I give you my FAVOURITE panacakes from a box that you are going to love. 

 

Some notes:

  • You need an entire bag for a family of 4
  • I personally love adding small banana bites inside
  • Additionally you can add vanilla or almond extract for more flavouring 

 

Other than that this is a pretty simple easy recipe that anyone can make for you!

Grab your pancake and waffle mix today! 

Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake/Waffle Mix

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Paleo Pancake/Waffle Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Melted Coconut Oil

Optional

  • Banana bites
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Flavouring
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat lightly oiled pan or waffle maker to medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour pancake batter into the pan to desired size.
  • Pancakes: Cook until the edges begin to brown then flip and cook the remaining side until they are golden brown.
    Waffles: Cook until they are golden brown.
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, WILDFIT