Hazelnut Fig Crisps

Seeds, nuts, and dried fruit combine to make these 
special crackers a hearty addition to 
a cheese plate. These crisps are a low-sugar option for a perfect 
complement to blue cheese.
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hazelnut fig crisps

Seeds, nuts, and dried fruit combine to make these special crackers a hearty addition to a cheese plate. These hazelnut fig crisps are a low-sugar option for a perfect complement to blue cheese.

Ingredients

Crisps:

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp finely ground black pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup fig purée (see ingredients and recipe below)
  • 1 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

Fig purée:

  • 1 cup dried figs
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preparation

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. In a bowl, stir together the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Add the buttermilk and fig purée, and lightly stir. Add the figs, hazelnuts, and sesame seeds and stir until just blended.

3. Pour the batter into an 8-by-8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until golden and springy to the touch, 35 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

4. Slice the crackers into very thin 2-inch squares. Carefully place squares in a single layer on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Reduce the oven heat to 300°F and bake crackers, flipping once, until crisp and deep golden, 33 minutes.

5. For the purée, combine figs, water, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. Makes about 1½ cups.

See also Chia, Flax + Pumpkin Seed Crackers

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 16
  • Calories: 63
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g