September 4, 2016

These are a great snack, breakfast, elevenses, lunch, after dinner, all of the above, any excuse to eat them really.  Another put everything into the food processor recipe and with a short baking time too.  Our boys LOVE them, so much so that they call them Figgy Nutty Cakey Bars.  They really do taste like a decadent treat, rather than a healthy snack.  What a bonus!



Butter/ cooking spray (For greasing the baking tray)

1/4 cup of flour (wholemeal if you have it)

1 cup Oats or museli

1 cup Cereal (Fruit & Fibre/ Bran Flakes works great)

1 cup of Walnuts (Or mixed nuts)

2 cups of figs (fresh is best)

1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of milk powder

1/2 cup of honey

2 eggs


Start by turning on the oven to 180 (not fan assisted). Find a baking tray with sides, (mine measured 18x26cm) coat lightly with butter or cooking spray.
Now simply put your flour, cereal, oats, walnuts, figs, dry milk,  ground cinnamon and honey  into your food processor, blend to a thick paste. Now add the eggs and blend a little more until the mix is all combined together.

The mixture should transfer to the pan and spread evenly.


Place into the centre of the oven and bake until there is some browning on the edges and top. Check after 20 minutes and leave longer if not lightly browned. Remove and leave out to cool for 15 minutes, then cut into bars.

Enjoy, the flavours will develop if you can wait for a day. A delicious bar packed full of energy!  A great way to get your kids to eat a healthy and nutritious snack.

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44 Replies to “Fig & Nut Energy Cake Bars”

  1. Amazing!! I absolutely love figs, and nuts, so these are right up my street!! I’ll definitely be keeping the recipe to make asap!!

  2. These sound lovely and such a great healthy snack for kids. My oldest one is starting school for the first time next week so I’m looking out for lots of healthy snack ideas to bring with me at pick up time!

  3. These look and sound great! I am on the hunt for things for Monkey which I can use as snacks between school and after school activities and these would be perfect! Stopping by from #BigPinkLink xx

  4. These look and sound so easy to make. I wish that my daughter would like things like this, as it would my life easier when she wants a quick snack. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  5. These sound really good. Will have to make them with the grandchildren. But how did you get the eggs to balance on the honey jar?

    1. Thanks, the fresh figs here were the reason we made these bars. Although our figs are nearly all gone now. The really delicious figs with the jammy centres were here in July/ Aug. Figs are in the shops still.

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