Coconut Fig Crumble Bars
Coconut Fig Crumble Bars are so easy and delicious! These bars have fig jam (fresh or store-bought), coconut flakes, and a crumbly oatmeal topping that melts in your mouth. These bars are perfect for dessert, breakfast, or a snack!
I sometimes come up with recipes when I have an abundance of something…enter: FIGS! We had an abundance of fresh figs from our tree so I made Easy Fig Jam, one of my favorite things on a cheeseboard. Now I have all of this fig jam, and as much as I like cheese and bread, I needed something else to do with it. So that’s how I got to Coconut Fig Crumble Bars! How perfect that there is an easy recipe to use two of my favorite things: coconut and fig jam! Not a combination you hear often, but delicious all the same.
How to Make Coconut Fig Crumble Bars
- Decide if you are going to make your own fig jam (recipe below) or use store-bought jam. Either option works perfectly. If you are making homemade jam, it takes about 1.5 hours and you can definitely make it ahead of time.
- Make the crumble by adding all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combining it with a spoon or your hands.
- Bake a little over half of the crumble in the bottom of your pan for 10 minutes.
- Add the fig jam, the remaining crumble, and sliced fresh figs to the top of the baked crumble. Bake again for another 25 minutes.
- Allow the bars to cool before serving.
- cups all-purpose flour
- cups rolled oats
- sweetened coconut flakes
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- coconut oil
- fig jam
- fresh sliced figs
Different Variations for Crumble Bars
These crumble bars have limited ingredients and are very easy to make. This makes the recipe adaptable to your preference.
- You can use melted unsalted butter instead of coconut oil.
- Are you gluten-free? Substitute the all-purpose flour with coconut flour.
- If you don’t have figs or fig jam, you can use your favorite jam of choice!
- No fresh figs, don’t worry about adding them to the top, the bars are delicious either way.
How long do Coconut Fig Bars last?
Coconut Fig Crumble Bars will last in a sealed container for about a week. You can leave them at room temp or in the fridge. Like a lot of the sweet things I make, these are really good with coffee in the morning ☕️!
Coconut Fig Crumble Bars
- mixing bowl
- baking pan 8×10 or 9×13
- parchment paper
- non-stick spray
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup sweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- 1 cup fig jam (make from recipe or use store-bought)
- fresh figs, sliced for garnish on top (optional)
- Make the fig jam first or even a day or two ahead of time. If you don't want to make your own fig jam, you can always use store-bought. The fig jam takes about an hour and a half to make and cool so plan ahead. Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare a baking pan with parchment paper and non-stick spray. My pan is 8×10.
- Add all ingredients except the fig jam and sliced figs into a mixing bowl and combine it into a crumble. I used a rubber spatula and then my hands to ensure everything was fully incorporated.
- Take a little more than half of the crumble mixture and press it into the bottom of the prepared pan with your fingers. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and spread fig jam all over the top. Be careful, the pan is still hot!
- Take the remaining crumble and put it on top of the fig jam. Gently press down on the top to get it even and lightly packed. Place the thinly sliced figs on top and then place the pan back into the oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!
- Recipe for Homemade Fig Jam or see below
- You can substitute melted unsalted butter for coconut oil
- You can substitute coconut flour for all-purpose flour and make these gluten-free!
Quick and Easy Homemade Fig Jam
- medium saucepan
- food masher
- food processor or blender
- glass jar with lid for storage
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 small lemon, juiced
- 2 cups fresh figs, cleaned and cut in half
- Place water and sugar in a pan and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add figs and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat and simmer for about an hour with a lid mostly on. Take the time to stir and mash the mixture every once in a while. The figs will start to break down and the peels will start to break down.
- After an hour, remove from heat and allow to cool. Mashup any remaining chunks of fig. If there are still larger pieces of skin, you can give the jam a quick pulse in your food processor or blender. Place in a sealable glass jar and keep the jam into the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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