This probably goes without saying, but it’s incredibly difficult to do anything with a newborn in the house. I was also incredibly naive to think that I could get anything done while he is sleeping. Why? Because I can only do things that don’t make NOISE. Cooking… makes noise. Baking… makes noise. Sweeping up the back yard… Noise. Cleaning the bathroom… you guessed it. Taking a shower… Noisy as hell.
Unfortunately, newborns have very sensitive reflexes and spend a lot of their sleeping time in REM sleep which puts them are on the edge of wakefulness and sleep.
So you can imagine how lucky I felt yesterday when I was able to pull off a baking escapade during my little guy’s nap. I was super proud of myself. Bonus: I had brownies as a reward for my triumphant experiment.
Which leads me to this recipe. I’m super stoked that figs are BACK. If you know my history, you know that I am super fond of figs and love eating them all throughout the season. Here are some other fig recipes from the archives:
Figs and chocolate are a fantastic food pairing so naturally I wanted to combine them into a delicious paleo-friendly treat! (nutrition info is included at the bottom!)
I recently stocked up on some almond flour because – HALLELUJAH! – Trader Joe’s has started carrying it for the low, low price of $7.99 a pound. BOOM. Treats for everyone!
Fig Brownie Bites
1 1/2 c. almond flour
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. butter, melted (or coconut oil)
1/2 c. honey (or other liquid sweetener)
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 fresh figs, sliced
- Preheat oven 325.
- Grease or line a muffin pan.
- In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients and break up any almond flour lumps.
- In another bowl, whisk together butter and honey. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add dry to wet ingredients.
- Scoop a heaping tablespoon into each cup until evenly divided (I used the bigger silverware spoon).
- Top each cup with a fig slice.
- Bake for 18-20 min.
makes 12 brownies
Calories : 278 (Fat: 21g Carb: 19g Protein: 9g)