Figs are packed with plenty of good nutrition. Figs have a high amount of calcium and dietary fiber – just one fig contains 22 mg. of calcium and 2 grams of fiber. Figs are also a good source of iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin K, and antioxidant vitamins. One fig is only 47 calories and contains12 grams of carbohydrate. All good news because figs are in season. This is a good time to add figs to your diet and reap good health benefits!
Delicious Oatmeal-Fig Cookies 70 calories per cookie
- 1 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup dried figs, finely chopped
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter – melted
- ½ cup flour (white, whole wheat or almond flour)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with nonfat cooking spray.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add dried figs.
- Lightly mix 2 eggs in a medium bowl and then add and stir in wet ingredients.
- Stir in flour. (Batter will be moist.)
- Drop spoonfuls of batter on prepared baking sheet (press and flatten lightly with greased fork)
- Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.