Gluten Free Date Bars with Almonds and Oats (Vegan)
These Gluten Free Date Bars with Almonds and Oats are nutty and sweet with subtle notes of caramel and a hint of vanilla.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Preheat the oven to 350F; line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with a piece of parchment paper.
Add the almond flour, oats, coconut sugar, almonds, salt, and cinnamon to a food processor and pulse a few times to chop the nuts and oats a bit. Pour the almond flour mixture into a large bowl and stir in the vanilla and coconut oil. The mixture should be crumbly.
Press 2/3 of the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
For the date filling, let the dates soak in the water for 3 minutes, and then add the dates along with the liquid and the cinnamon to a food processor and process until smooth.
Pour the date mixture on top of the crust in the prepared baking dish and spread it out. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the crust mixture on top.
Bake until the bars are golden and have set, about 35 to 45 minutes. Cool completely before cutting. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.4mg