Fig Brownie Bites

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:

Fig, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Green Fig Smoothie

Dark Chocolate and Fig Acai Bowl

Balsamic Fig Compote

Fresh Fig Tart

Vanilla Fig Bars

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

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

  1. Preheat oven 325.
  2. Grease or line a muffin pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients and break up any almond flour lumps.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together butter and honey. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add dry to wet ingredients.
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon into each cup until evenly divided (I used the bigger silverware spoon).
  7. Top each cup with a fig slice.
  8. Bake for 18-20 min.

makes 12 brownies

Calories : 278 (Fat: 21g Carb: 19g Protein: 9g)

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