Soooooo good.

coconut fig bars

These wonderfully moist, chewy treats are so good that you won’t believe there’s no added sugar in them!

Coconut Fig Bars

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup Date Honey
1 cup chopped dried figs
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (optional)
1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix coconut flour, oats, applesauce, and Date Honey until well combined. Stir in figs, pecans, flaxseed meal (optional), coconut, and cinnamon.

Lightly rub an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with olive oil and press mixture into dish. Bake 15 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes at room temperature and serve.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 bar)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute almond flour, oat flour, or whole wheat flour for coconut flour. Increase shredded coconut to 1/4 cup to maintain the coconut flavor.


  1. I didn’t post on the date honey, but I will here, so…if anyone is reading this–you need to know that that date honey is crazy good. Like, sit around with a spoonful of it, and smile to yourself, GOOD. Try it. Eat it. Smile. That’s the progression.

  2. She’s right. It IS crazy good!

  3. Amy Patton says:

    Did I miss an ingredient? My mixture was kind like a powdery crumble.

    • It shouldn’t be powder. Did you use 1 full cup of applesauce AND 1/4 cup of Date Honey?

      • Amy Patton says:

        I tried to double the recipe and think I must have missed something. They were still my daughter’s favorite. I will try again. A single batch this time!

    • I have the same problem. I did single batch. But came out crumble powder. I did use the coconut flour. The only difference is replacement of figs for dried apricot. Does that make any difference? Pls let me know. Thanks.

      • No, it shouldn’t make a difference if you use figs. You can try adding a little more applesauce to hold the dough together. Then, it should work fine!

  4. Kathyrn Payne says:

    Thanks for all the great recipes. I am a first-timer and was lost until I found your site. Just curious about the other folks’ experiences with weight gain and loss. I guess I would have thought that giving up dairy and meat would result in some weight loss. I feel great but haven’t lost a pound (might have even gained). Only two weeks in so it could be just too early to say.

    Any comments?

    • There are many factors involved. Yes, it’s a little early to see much weight loss. Many people do lose weight on the Daniel Fast, but some don’t. Even though you can eat, you still need to watch portion control. My advice to you is this: Keep your focus on the Lord, and make time with Him your priority. Pray for strength and self-control with the eating, and ask God to bless your efforts. At the end of 21 days, I’d be surprised if you haven’t lost a little weight. 🙂 God will help you if you trust in Him!

  5. I have a question, where do you get date honey from?? thanks

  6. Hi, what can you substitute the coconut flour with? I have never seen that in my country.

    • Any whole grain flour will work (whole wheat, oat, spelt, etc.). You may need to add more unsweetened shredded coconut, though, to have the coconut flavor.

  7. I am wondering if there is a typo in the recipe. Mine also turned out very crumbly. I can’t even get them out of the pan in one piece : /

  8. It did not even bind together. I had doubled the amount of applesauce and it still did not work.

    • Carina, I’m so sorry the consistency wasn’t right. You used Date Honey as well?

      • Hi Kristen.
        Thank you so much for your response. I did add the Date Honey. I was just reading one of yours responses under the Pineapple Citrus Muffin regarding coconut flour and liquids and I wonder if this type of flour needs more liquids to get ingredients to bind. I am new to this type of flour.
        I have had great success with your other recipes. This is my second year doing the Daniel Fast and I bought your book this time. Love it!

  9. Hi Kristin,

    Have you tried this recipe with oat flour. I found the recipe just a little too moist. After cooling 10 minutes I was expecting a more granola bar type texture. What should be the result of the texture? It still tasted good!

    • Hi, Yvette! Yes, you could substitute oat flour, although I’ve never made it that way. The texture should be more brownie-like than granola-like. If it’s too moist, you can cut back on some of the applesauce. That should help a little. Thanks for your feedback!

  10. Dori Dunham says:

    Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes! I am not a fig fan. What can I substitute?

  11. Blessings!
    I was wondering if almond or coconut milk in the recipe would result in a moister product?

    • Hi, Carla! You could certainly try, although using applesauce makes them pretty moist. I haven’t tried adding or substituting almond (or coconut milk) myself, but it’s a great suggestion. Thanks for your question!

  12. Made this and it was crumbly… Taste is okay. Disappointed it was so crumbly. I even added a bit more applesauce and honey as other recipes indicated. Also used flax seeds because that is an substitute. Probably will not make again.

    • Hi, Heather! Thanks for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear this recipe wasn’t a winner for you. But don’t give up! My website provides hundreds of Daniel Fast recipes. I’m confident you’ll find several that you like. 🙂

  13. Gayle Ciotti says:

    If you like fig newtons you will love these bars they are so yummy.

  14. These are great! I cut them into 16 squares with a miscalculation, but it cuts down on the carbs for me, just not the sugar. I really wish I could calculate this using an online recipe program, but sadly, they don’t have the coconut flour listed. They do at another place, but I can’t choose the measurement I want.
    Went 1/4 coconut flour and 1/4 almond meal and upped the coconut to 1/4. Added ground ginger and allspice to the mix too. We’re happy here.

  15. Karen Peebles says:

    Sorry to burst your bubble, there is no date honey on the Daniel fast.

    • Hi, Karen. Yes, dates are allowed on the Daniel Fast. A date is a fruit. Fruit is a part of the Daniel Fast. And, my Date Honey recipe only contains water, dates, and cinnamon. Completely Daniel Fast friendly!

  16. Pamela Barolet says:

    Mine was crumbly also. I did the SCD Diet for 2 years and so I had quite a few recipes that used coconut flour. Coconut flour super absorbs moisture. I thought 1/2 cup sounded like a lot, but decided to try it. Probably 1/4 cup would be better with 1/4 cup almond flour. Will use what I made as a topping for something else.Would be great on baked apples or other baked fruit.

  17. Brenda Michael says:

    My daughter-on-law is allergic to coconut. What can I substitute ? Also what can I substitute for the Date honey ? I want to make these, but will wait for your answer. I want them to turn out good.

    • You can substitute any whole grain flour (or bean flour) for coconut flour. So you can use whole wheat, brown rice, chickpea, etc. You might also want to try a combination of flours. The Date Honey adds natural sweetness, so I’m not sure what the best substitution would be. You could try adding raisins or chopped dates.