Oatmeal Crumble Fig Bars

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Introducing Oatmeal Crumble Fig Bars, a delightful blend of Fig Newton and oatmeal crumble goodness! These bars are perfect for breakfast or dessert and are loved by kids and adults alike.

Imagine a chewy oatmeal crust embracing a sweet fig-maple syrup filling — that’s what these oatmeal crumble fig bars offer! They’re a delightful snack that’s both satisfying and healthier than your average treat.

Bringing together the flavors of figs and oatmeal crumble, these bars are a delightful treat that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy.

To whip up a batch of these delicious fig oatmeal bars, start by softening the dried mission figs, then prepare the oatmeal crust and fig filling. Once assembled, pop them in the oven to bake, let them cool, and get ready to enjoy! Whether you’re serving them for a special occasion or as a snack for your kids’ lunchboxes, these healthy fig bars are sure to be a hit.

Oatmeal Crumble Fig Bars

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12



  • 10 oz. dried mission figs stems removed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Crust + Topping

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line an 8×8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • Soften the figs by simmering them with maple syrup, water, vanilla extract, and sea salt in a saucepan.
  • In a food processor, combine oats, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Process until combined.
  • Press ⅔ of the oat mixture into the lined pan to form the crust.
  • Process the softened fig mixture in the food processor until smooth.
  • Spread the fig filling over the crust and top with the remaining oat mixture.
  • Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, rotate the pan, and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Let the bars cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Once cooled, slice and enjoy!


Be cautious not to over-bake the bars as they continue to bake after being removed from the oven.

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