Homemade Fig Bars for the Bike

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

From Cori Downing, who recommends using organic ingredients. Cook time is chill time. Number of servings is estimated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the first six ingredients in a food processor and pulse just until the batter comes together.
  2. Empty the batter onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper sprinkled with oat bran.
  3. Press the mixture with your hands until it's even in height all the way around.
  4. Roll into a long log.
  5. Wrap tightly and let harden overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Slice off pieces and put in a baggy for your bike ride, or wherever your adventures take you!
Most Helpful

Awesome recipe! I make them for during and after long ultra marathon training runs. They take a while to release the energy (low GI) and are a bit heavy, but very tasty.

KDSCOMOX July 18, 2014

I'm suprised at how well I love these! The figs I used were extremely dry so I added a few dates and that took care of that problem. I also will use ground flax seed next time because some were still left unground at the end. I also rolled the mixture into balls (about 20) then rolled them in the oat bran. Thanks so much for the recipe.

Chic Lil Chef January 12, 2009

These are wonderful bars Jen....but a word to the wise. Make sure you use a 7 cup or larger food processor to make these. This make a very dense type bar. I used Giradelli's dark chocolate chips and raisins for my fruit of choice. Wonderful, just wonderful. I sliced these after refrigeration of several hours and then wrapped individually in plastic wrap and stuck them in a zip-lock baggie for the freezer. That way I'll have them handy for after work-outs. Thanks for a winner/keeper Jen.~ Made for PhotoTag!

CoffeeB December 29, 2008