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No-Bake Fig and Almond Slice

A delicious, guilt-free treat that's sweetened naturally with whole fruit. And there's no cooking required!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Makes 10-12 Pieces


Packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals, this slice is incredibly simple to make, and requires just 6 ingredients.

You can add other spices such as cardamom or cloves, or even a little orange zest for extra flavour. You can also experiment with different nut varieties, such as cashews, hazelnuts or walnuts, instead of almonds. When purchasing your dried figs, look for moister varieties, as they will be easier to blend.

(Please note that although this slice is free from processed sugars and added oils, it is still very calories dense, and should still be regarded as an occasional treat.)

To make this recipe gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats.


  • 1/2 cup raw (unroasted) almonds
  • 200g dried figs
  • 4 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats


  1. Place figs in a heat-proof bowl; cover with boiling water and set aside to soak.
  2. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse or blitz until the almonds are in very small pieces.
  3. Drain the figs. Slice each fig into 3 or 4 pieces, and add to the food processor along with the applesauce, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend until the figs are a smooth paste (you may need to remove the lid periodically and scrape down the sides to ensure everything is incorporated.)
  4. Add the oats and blend until well combined. Transfer mixture to a rectangular container or baking dish, press firmly into each corner, and smooth out on top. Score the top of the slice to make 10-12 even sized rectangular pieces. Place in the freezer for 1 hour and allow to set.
  5. Remove slice from the freezer, and cut out pieces along the scored lines. Transfer them to a covered container and keep refrigerated until serving,

This slice will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for 6-8 weeks. We recommend that you first wrap the slice in cling film, and then place in an airtight container before freezing.