Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat liner.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, almonds, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
Stir in applesauce, maple syrup, and egg, mixing well until no dry bits remain. Fold in chopped figs.
Let mixture sit for 15 minutes to allow the oats to soak up the liquid.
With a large cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and place onto prepared baking sheet, or use your hands to form balls. Gently press down on each ball to flatten somewhat, and reform any broken-off bits if needed.
Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 3 minutes, then remove to a baking sheet to cool completely.
Serve warm, or store at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can also freeze these for up to 3 months.