Figs, Figs, the Wonderful Fruit

Thanks to all the birthday wishes for Sascha! He reads my blog so he saw them! 🙂

I have to tell you, I did SO much baking this past weekend. I mean a lot. I had time, a sweet tooth, some thanking to send, and amazing recipes to tackle. So, bake I did.

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy baking? How about figs? No? Well, I do. Figs moist, have those tiny little crunchy seeds, are delicious topped with almond butter, and make a wonderful addition to brownies. (oooohhh, aaaahhhhh, brownieeeees)

I the use of figs in a brownie recipe from original creator, Lindsay, then Spa Bettie and I knew my mission was clear: Make Good Gut Figgy Brownies.

Since I have no idea how to actually follow a recipe, I made some changes. Ok, so the brownies shown above and right below are the exact recipe… but then I had some of the batter leftover to be played with as per usual…

Peppermint Figgy Brownies

[digestive wonders filled with figs. gluten, dairy, and sugar free, vegan brownies]

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free brownie mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 6 oz dried figs
  • 1/3 block (80 grams) tofu
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil ’cause that’s all I had)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract (or more depending on your love for all things mint)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup almond milk  (depending on thickness of batter)
  • 1 scoop Life Basics Chocolate protein (because it’s delicious! But totally optional)
  • Sweetener if needed, but the figs do a wonderful job of sweetening the deal

In a blender or food processor, blend the figs, tofu, and almond milk together. Batter will probably be thick.

Pour batter into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients- stirring until everything is incorporated well. Again, batter will probably be thick.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease any type of pan you’d like (I used a loaf and mini tins) and bake your figgy-wonderfuls for 25-35ish minutes (loaf pans) or 15-20 minutes (smaller tins) or until done (which is what I did).

Serve with almond milk and be ready to enjoy!

So so SO so so good. I think I ate a pound of figs the night I made these. Why I feel the need to tell you that, I’m not sure. 😉

Go make these now. You’re welcome.

On a very random side note, a friend of mine started a blog a few months ago. I must say, it’s HILARIOUS. It’s the day in the life of an auditor and yes, usually they have pretty boring jobs… however, this blog shows the incredibly entertaining, hilarious wonderful, and um… really weird thoughts and duties of An Auditor’s Life. Seriously, go read!

Happy Thursday!

You finish the song…

“Figs, figs, the wonderful fruit…[insert your lyrics in the comments!]