Healthy Figollini

Makes 15


For the pastry:

  • 600g almond or oat flour, sifted

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 170ml oil

  • 120ml maple syrup (or honey)

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 Lemon Juice

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 egg yolks (you can use flax egg mixture to make a vegan version)

  • 50ml cold water

For the filling:

  • 250g pure ground almonds

  • 55g maple syrup

  • 110g medjool dates

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 25 ml lemon juice

  • optional: 2 tbsp agave syrup

For Decoration

  • 160g Dark Chocolate

  • 80g Vegan Smarties


Healthy Pastry

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor, starting with the dry ingredients until a dough like mixture is formed.

  2. Remove from the food processor and knead the dough for another 2 minutes.

Almond Filling (Healthy Intrita)

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until a sticky dough is formed and set aside in a large bowl.

Making Figollini

  1. Preheat oven at 200°C

  2. Prepare a large dish with baking paper.

  3. Roll the healthy pastry dough to a 1 cm thickness, cut it into the dough using your desired cutters.

  4. Place the almond filling on the pastry shapes, and place the same-shape cut pastry on top to cover the almond filling.

  5. Gently press the edges with your fingers and place the figollini in your prepared lined dish.

  6. Bake for 20 mins at 180°C or before they start to golden.

  7. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool.


  1. Melt your desired chocolate until smooth, using bain-marie or microwaving a suitable bowl.

  2. Pour the warm melted chocolate on the figolli and sprinkle your desired topping, we used D&Ds.

  3. Let the chocolate dry and solidify before serving.

*To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Let the mixture in your fridge for at least 15 minutes to thicken to an egg-like consistency

Nutritional Information

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