Whole Grain Lemon Fig Bars

These whole grain lemon fig bars are loaded with healthy grains and filled with lemon fig fruit spread.  It is am easy dessert recipe that is a little bit healthier and a whole lot tastier than store bought fruit bars.  

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Fig bars with oat crumble topping on plate


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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. Whole grain lemon fig bars are my solution to kids who want dessert and moms who want their kids to eat healthier (if you want a more decadent lemon bar recipe, try out my homemade lemon squares with shortbread crust).

Figs and jam in glass jars on a wooden table.

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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.

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If you would like to use the same flavor fruit spread I did for these whole grain lemon fig bars, you can head over to Amazon for Fischer & Wieser lemon fig fruit spread. 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

Whole Grain Lemon Fig Bars

Yield: 9

Easy Lemon Fig Bars

Whole Grain Lemon Fig Bars

Need a healthy dessert recipe with whole grains? Try these whole grain lemon fig bars!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 10 ounces Lemon Fig marmalade (or your choice of flavors)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.
  3. Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information not always accurate


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