Who’s ready to make some delicious fig powder?
Me! And if you landed on this tutorial, I’m betting you want to learn how to make fig powder, too. 🙂
Fig powder is made by grinding dried figs into a fine powder.
It has a sweet, earthy flavor that pairs beautifully with many different dishes. It also happens to be high in fiber, providing a wide range of digestive benefits!
How to Dehydrate Figs for Powder
Figs make a great snack, for sure, but they can be used for so much more.
One exciting way to eat figs is to prepare them as powder by dehydrating the fruit first!
Dehydrated figs are tasty on their own, but you can also use the powder in recipes.
Let’s look at a couple different ways you can dehydrate figs:
Preheat your oven to its lowest setting, usually between 200 and 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the figs on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake them for three to five hours or until they’re dehydrated and shriveled up but still pliable enough that you can bend them without breaking them in half.
Place the figs in a dehydrator set to 125 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re completely dried out. The amount of time will vary depending on how thick your slices were when you started but should take anywhere from six hours to two days.
How to Turn Dried Figs into Powder
Once your figs are dried, you can turn them into powder using a food processor or blender. If you’re using a food processor, start by pulsing the figs for a few seconds until they’re chopped up but still in large pieces.
Then process them for about 30 seconds to one minute, or until they reach a powder-like consistency. If you’re using a blender, start by blending the figs for a few seconds until they’re chopped up but still in large pieces.
Then blend them for about two minutes or until they reach a powder-like consistency.
You can also use a coffee grinder to grind dry figs. (My personal favorite method!)
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How to Store Fig Powder?
Now that you know how to make fig powder let’s talk about the storage. The best place to store it is in a glass jar with an airtight lid.
You should keep it away from moisture and heat so that it doesn’t go bad quickly or lose its flavor over time and avoid getting mold.
The best way is to keep the powder at room temperature in a cool, dark place. It will last for about six months this way. You can also vacuum seal the powder, and it will last up to a year or more.
Delicious Ways to Use Fig Powder
Wondering how to use fig powder?
Well, fortunately for us, it has a subtle, sweet flavor that’s perfect for mixing with other ingredients. You can use it to make smoothies and shakes or add it to desserts and baked goods.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to using fig powder. Here are a few delicious ideas to get you started:
Add some fig powder to a smoothie to boost nutrients and flavor. Try adding it with your favorite fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries. Blend everything until smooth, and enjoy!
You can also try blending the figs with other veggies like kale or spinach in water or almond milk instead of fruit juice if you want something more savory.
Smoothies aren’t the only thing fig powder works well in!
- Add fig powder to your favorite pancake or waffle recipe. It will give the pancakes a slight sweetness and earthy flavor that pairs well with syrup.
- Mix fig powder with some melted butter and spread it on toast for a quick and easy breakfast. You can also add it to homemade bread or muffins for extra.
- Include fig powder in your next batch of cookies, brownies, or cake. It will give the dish a delicious boost of flavor and nutrients. You can also use it to make frosting or glazes.
- Add fig powder to your yogurt or oatmeal for an extra kick of sweetness and flavor in the morning. You can also use it topping on ice cream, pudding, chia seed pudding, parfaits; the possibilities are endless! Use two tablespoons per serving.
- Make a healthy and satisfying snack by mixing fig powder with nuts and seeds. This is a great way to get some protein and fiber in your diet.
- Add fig powder to your next bowl of oatmeal or yogurt for a sweet and nutritious breakfast or snack.
Have fun and enjoy!
I’m a foodie that’s slightly obsessed with drying fruits, veggies, beans, and more – especially from my own garden! It started as a hobby but became a “must” when my family fell on hard times, and my dried food stash sustained us. Now I’m always experimenting with different techniques and recipes and sharing them here!