2tbspfresh lemon juice - approx juice from one lemon
Ingredients for Crisp:
1 3/4cupquick oats
10tbspmelted butter - 1 stick + 2 tbsp
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.