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Fabulous Fig Roll Recipe Guide

Updated: Jan 13, 2022


So we decided that as part of our offering to all of you we wanted to share some of our new recipes. One of which is this Fabulous Fig Roll. Confession we have been on a date and fig kick lately because of these amazing and simple snacks. Oh such FaBuLoUs Figs!


Some people probably think figs look a bit strange, I however find them to be quite beautiful and they’re packed with lots of goodness! They’re rich in antioxidants, fat free, and full of nutrients that your body can use like fibre, calcium, potassium and much more. Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines, thanks to their high fibre content they assist you in staying regular which is important for any healthy digestive tract. Additionally, they may even help support healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and bone health, no wonder my great Grandma had such a love for figs! Now all this being said, I’ve recently read that you shouldn’t over do it with figs because too much of a good thing is definitely not a good thing. That being said, don’t fear the fig, just don’t eat them by the handfuls on the daily.


Darn good for you Dates


I mean it, dates are incredibly good for you with a whirlwind of impressive benefits. They are said to promote weight loss, treat constipation, works wonders for your bone health, strengthen your immune system, improve brain and heart health and even prevent diseases like Alzheimer and different types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Experts advise on eating dates daily as a snack to help one feel energized without the crash that follows with things like caffeine and processed sugary treats. Thanks to the dates slow release of their high sugar content, they’re best to eat in the morning for optimal energy or even as a pre-workout snack as they allow a steady stream of energy courtesy of their slow-releasing carb. A recent study even suggests that pregnant women who consume 6 dates a day in the month leading up to their due date experienced a shorter first stage of labor and their cervix was softer before delivery. This was shown to reduce the need for medication used to speed up labor. Neat!


If you are looking for a simple and healthy alternative to the mainstream options in your grocery store these are perfect for you. To begin you'll need...


Ingredients


200 gms Dates, pitted (approximately 2 cups)

200 gms Dried Figs (approximately 1.5 cups, they’re more dense than the dates)

1/3 cup chopped or sliced Almonds

1/3 cup chopped Pistachio (I used unsalted and honey roasted)

2/3 cup chopped Pecans (or walnuts if you prefer!)

1 drop dōTERRA Cardamom oil (or 1 tsp Cardamom Powder)

2 drops dōTERRA Madagascar Vanilla (or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract)

1/4 cup Ground Coconut

2 tsp Salted Butter (I used sea salt butter)


Directions


First things first, prep your dates by slicing them in half and removing the pits. Dates with pits are always fresher and it’s quick and easy to remove them.

Next, chop up all of your dates and figs into smaller pieces.




Using a food processor, grind the figs and dates down to a sticky mush. Depending on the size of your processor, you may need to do this in separate batches and then use your clean hands to mix and mush it all together which I personally did and enjoyed doing.



Next up, time to sizzle 1 tsp butter on low in a skillet, my personal favorite is to use my cast-iron. Add the nuts to the butter and toast until fragrant for just a couple minutes. Remove the nuts and set aside momentarily.






Next, add all your nuts to the food processor once the figs and dates have been removed. Gently chop a couple of times just until nuts are in small nibble size, not fully ground though you want them to be semi identifiable in the finished product.














Using the same skillet (yay for fewer dishes!), melt the other tsp of butter on low heat and coat the bottom of the pan before adding in your date and fig blob. I used a wooden spatula to flatten the mix to help allow it to warm and then continued to mash it around and flipped it to keep it moving as it softens and loosens up a bit.



Use a wooden spatula to flatten the mix to help allow it to warm and then continued to mash it around and flipped it to keep it moving as it softens and loosens up a bit.

After about 5 minutes of this it’s time to add in your toasted nut mix to the ooey-gooey party you’ve got going!




Almost finished, remove the blob from the heat and place the mix in a bowl. Mix in a drop of Madagascar Vanilla oil and Cardamom oil; mix

well to help the blob cool before rolling.




link to order cardamom: https://doterra.me/rUi6HlaG)








Once cooled, use your clean hands to choose the size of logs you want to make. Grab the amount of the mix you’d like based on the size you are going for and create a ball. Continue to use your palms (grease hands with butter if need be, I didn’t find the need to do this personally as the mix seemed to have it’s own lubrication) to roll the ball into a log about 1-2 inches in diameter. The longer you want your roll, the wider the diameter should be. I chose to make my rolls about 5 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter for reference. (+ tasters ;) )



Once all your rolls are the size you’d like, use a dish or container with a lip to add the grated coconut into and roll your naked fruit and nut logs into their final dressing. Once you get the desired amount of coconut on the outside, plate the rolls on the non stick plate or surface and allow to cool before slicing and serving.




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