Fig & Nut Energy Cake Bars

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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Fig & Nut Energy Cake Bars by Topsy Turvy Tribe

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks like your little ones enjoyed it! Made the job #SundayBest

  2. Oh they did, they have had some today. We also have a visitor here who has been eating them each day and thinks they are delicious.

  3. thismumslife says:

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

    1. The only problem is they’re so yummy they don’t last for long enough!

  4. I love figs but never know how to cook them, thanks for a great idea! #foodiefriday

  5. Corina says:

    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!

    1. So nutritious. Great idea for a post school snack. Thanks for your comment

  6. 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

    1. Thanks, great for an energy boost after activities

  7. Lydia C. Lee says:

    Somebody liked it! How cute is that pic?

    1. Thank you so much, he is a big fan of these bars

  8. The Pramshed says:

    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

    1. Hi, they are easy to make, your daughter may be able to help? I’m sure someone would eat them if she doesn’t 🙂

  9. These look amazing. A perfect healthy snack for the kids, if they get a look in 😉
    #TheList #bigpinklink #brillblogposts

    1. Thanks, I made three batches last week! They didn’t last long each time, not sure who was eating them 🙂

  10. Oh they sound yummy, will def give them a try! Thanks for linking up with #SundayBest, hope you’ll join us again this week! #SundayBest

  11. These look really tasty and wholesome! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

  12. suz says:

    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. Ha Ha! maybe don’t show the grandchildren that picture. I hope they like the bars!

  13. These look delicious! And your gorgeous boys look like they are really enjoying them too. Thanks for sharing for #KCACOLS Hope you’ll be back next Sunday.

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  14. Thank you for your comment, both boys are fans of these, so they are a hit with us.

  15. Bookmarked this baby! M’wah! #bigpinklink

    1. Thanks, I made another batch this week and cut them into 8 big bars!

  16. Yum! I’m trying to get back into healthy eating and the gym so these would be great for me x #KCACOLS

    1. Thanks, great for your body, a good gym snack to quickly replace those burnt Kcals

  17. Gosh if the kids are scoffing them they must be a winner! I really need to bake again as a great way to get some goodness in my daughter xx #marvmondays

    1. Thanks, it’s lovely to bake and involve the kids and to see them enjoy the bars

  18. These sound lovely! I’ve never baked with figs before, so this is definitely something I’ll try. #KCACOLS

    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.

  19. sparklymummy says:

    Ooooooo these look good think I might knock up a batch for after school snacks !!!


    1. Exactly! ‘knock up a batch’ I like it.

  20. Jane Taylor says:

    We’ve just bought a food processor so this is the perfect recipe to give it a test drive, thanks! #KCACOLS

    1. Great, it’s a brilliant use of the food processor. We had a visitor order herself a food processor on-line while she was here inspired by these bars 🙂

  21. winnettes says:

    I’ve been looking everywhere for a good recipe for some energy bars… I am going to give these a go, they look delicious.

    1. Wow! glad you found this blog

  22. Ooo i could def do with some energy! I love figs and nuts but im a weirdo who only likes nuts on their own ad not in food!!
    Thanks for linking to #foodiefriday

  23. Becster says:

    Ooo these look lovely!! #KCACOLS

  24. Kaye says:

    These look delish, love seeing different recipes as I’m not very imaginative with cooking! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. xo

  25. Thanks, this is a good recipe to have in your bag.

  26. Back again to say Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime and i still need energy xx

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