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Oatmeal Date Bars

Delicious Oatmeal Date Bars

Tracy Shaw
Easy to make, delicious and better than anything store bought, these oatmeal date bars are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack, Snacks
Servings 16
Calories 244 kcal


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
Keyword breakfast recipes, dates, healthy breakfast, healthy snacks, oats, snack
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