Delicious Oatmeal Date Bars
Easy to make, delicious and better than anything store bought, these oatmeal date bars are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack!
Ingredients For Filling:
- 2 1/2 cups medjool dates - diced pits removed
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice - approx juice from one lemon
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Ingredients for Crisp:
- 1 3/4 cup quick oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 10 tbsp melted butter - 1 stick + 2 tbsp
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all the ingredients for the date filling except the baking soda into a medium sauce and bring to a boil. Boil for at least 5 minutes until the dates break down. Add the baking soda, stir well and remove from heat.
Place all the ingredients for the crisp into a medium size bowl and mix well.
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Pour half the oat mixture into the bottom of the pan and gently push it down.
Pour on the date filling, using a spatula spread it out evenly over the bottom of the oat crisp.
Add the remaining oat crisp on top of the date filling. Gently press it down.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Allow to cool before enjoying!
Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 3gSugar: 27.7gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg