We have a love affair with desert in this house. It seems like no meal is quite complete without a little something sweet at the end. I try and find creative ways to add whole grains, fruits, and veggies into deserts that my kids enjoy. This is a very simple recipe and you can change the type of fruit spread you use to suit your own family’s tastes. I enjoyed the lemon fig because it is slightly more exotic than some of the jams you normally find in the grocery store. If you would like to use the same flavor I did you can head over to Fischer & Wieser and order some. They also have a ton of other exotic jam flavors that would work for this recipe! For a deliciously decadent desert serve topped with icecream or homemade whipped cream!
Whole Grain Lemon Fig Bars
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ cup quinoa flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 10 ounces Lemon Fig marmalade (or your choice of flavors)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.
- Combine brown sugar, flours, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture.
- Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within ¼ inch of the edge.
- Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.