Monday, April 28, 2014

a yummy snack

one thing that i have really noticed throughout this pregnancy is my hunger. it is not that i am eating a ton more than normal or anything. but there is no progression into hunger. one minute i am fine and the next i am literally starving to death

i haven't had any weird cravings .. sugar and carbs and italian are my favorites but that is very normal for me

so anyway .. i have been trying to eat and snack healthy and on things that contain the vitamins and nutrients i need in order to properly feed our little munchkin

i found this recipe for homemade fig newtons {which i LOVE} on the fit pregnancy website and honestly they turned out really good .. my only complaint is that it made too many for just me so i ended up throwing out several of them but taste wise they we super yummy :)

so here is how you make them:

in a large bowl mix together 2 cups almond flour .. ¼ teaspoon baking soda and a pinch of salt

in a smaller bowl cream together ½ cup sugar .. ½ cup butter and one egg

add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined

divide cookie dough into three parts and refrigerate one hour

place 1½ cups figs in a bowl and cover with hot water and soak for 10 minutes

drain and place in food processor with 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice .. 2 tablespoons molasses .. 2 tablespoons honey .. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and blend until a smooth paste forms

preheat oven to 350° f

dust rolling surface with a little more of the flour

roll out one part of dough into a 10-inch-by-5-inch rectangle using as much flour as needed to prevent sticking

spread 1⁄3 of the filling evenly down the right side of the rectangle. fold the dough in half down the long side and gently press the seam together. repeat with two remaining parts of dough. cut each log into ten equal parts and place fold-down on baking sheet

bake 12 to 15 minutes .. rotating halfway .. until golden around edges

and this is what you get ..

enjoy :)
happy monday!!

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