Perfectly sweet homemade chewy oat date bars with no added sugar and made with only six ingredients. An on-the-go energizing snack with healthy carbohydrates and fats for staying power.
The simpler the better when it comes to baked goods and these are no exception.
I love finding natural ways to sweeten my baked goods. Usually this means adding fruit like bananas, apple sauce and most commonly, Medjool dates.
I have been a fan of Medjool dates for years as a more nutritious sweetener alternative to refined sugar.
Medjool dates have 50% more potassium than bananas by weight. They are also high in fiber which supports digestion. Most importantly to me, they are a fruit so they boast 500-600 times more antioxidants than refined sugar.
I have partnered with Natural Delights Medjool Dates to bring you this summer snack. Their Medjool dates are grown without pesticides and they use sustainable growing practices including using organic fertilizer.
These are best stored in the fridge and taken out when they are ready to be enjoyed.
Enjoy these for dessert or a snack since they are made with good-for-you ingredients!
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Chewy Oat Date Bars
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup cashews or almonds
- 1 cup Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- For your bars, add oats and cashews or almonds to a food processor and process until ground into a course meal. Set aside.
- Add pitted dates one at a time to a food processor and process until you reach a smooth paste.
- Add flour mixture the the food processor slowly until you achieve an even batter.
- Transfer batter to a parchment paper-lined 8 x 8 baking pan and spread out evenly.
- Top with remaining oats and coconut.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before cutting into eight bars.
- Store in fridge or freezer.
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This recipe was sponsored by Natural Delights Medjool Dates.