Vegan & Gluten-free Fig Rolls

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*This post is sponsored by KoRo*

Easy homemade fig rolls made with healthier ingredients. These vegan & gluten-free fig rolls are so yummy and go perfectly with a cup of tea!

I started testing a fig roll recipe a couple of years ago and dabbled with it again here and there, but never really finalised a recipe I was happy with. A couple of months ago I had a mad craving for fig rolls, so decided to revisit the recipe and test it a couple more times.

I’m now finally happy with a recipe that tastes amazing, but is made with healthier ingredients making it better for you than shop bought fig rolls. I also used ingredients that made the recipe vegan friendly and gluten-free!

I’m a huge fan of using dates as a natural sweetener in desserts. Like dates, figs also a great way to naturally sweeten treats. I also find anything with dates and figs extremely comforting, especially in autumn and winter months. Now that we’re almost officially in autumn, I thought I’d jump the gun and create my first autumn recipe for 2021!

I used dried figs that I got from KoRo – they have an AMAZING range of health foods that make your healthier treat making so much easier. They also have a massive range of snacks, treats, superfoods and baking essentials. They stock a lot of products that you can’t find anywhere else in the UK. I can honestly spend hours browsing their products! Make sure you have a browse and if you decide to order anything, make sure you use my code NADIA5 at the checkout to get 5% off!!!

Vegan & Gluten-free Fig Rolls

makes 12

For the filling

200g Koro dried figs
3 tbsp water

For the biscuits

125g oat flour – rolled oats blended into a flour in the food processor. Use gluten-free oats if necessary
50g Koro ground almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp maple syrup
60ml melted coconut oil


Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/350F
Add the figs and water in a large pan and cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the figs into a paste as they cook.
In a large bowl, mix together the oat flour, ground almonds, cinnamon and salt. Pour in the maple syrup and coconut oil and mix to combine.
Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the coconut oil to solidify and make it easier to work with.
Roll the dough out into a 20×20 square between two sheets of parchment paper. Slice down the middle to create 2 long pieces.
Divide the fig mixture between the 2 pieces of pastry. Spread along one side, then carefully start rolling into a tight cylinder. Place in the freezer for 15-30 minutes then cut into cookies.
Arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown. 
Leave to cool completely and enjoy! 

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      I haven’t tried it myself, but it could work. I think the pastry may be a little more crumbly without the stickiness of the maple syrup. Let me know if you try it though!

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  1. Oh what lovely pictures. You have really outdone yourself this time I feel like reaching out, and gobbling them down. The filling looks really scrumptious. Yum!!

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      Thanks Andreea 🙂 raw figs aren’t commonly used in fig rolls, so I would recommend sticking to dried figs 🙂 Or you can used dried dates if you want a date version!

  2. I just made these and they were delicious! but would you add pics or videos of your process to your recipe? would be super helpful!
    also converting to US measurements was kind of tricky 🥴

    Great recipe entering into fall! Really enjoyed

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      Hi Chaya 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them! I try to film videos for all my recipes, but they’re so time consuming that I don’t always find the time. It takes 2-3 hours to film a video + up to 4 hours to edit. That’s not taking into consideration time testing the recipe before hand, buying ingredients and clean up (videos create twice as much mess). I’ll try to film a video of these fig rolls at some point 🙂

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