Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Date and Nut Bars


This quick and simple recipe makes a great breakfast dish or a simple dessert.  It's great to make ahead for guests during the holidays.

1 1/2 c. quick rolled oats*
3/4 c. dates, chopped
1 tsp. citrus peel, grated
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. almonds, chopped
1/4 c. vegetable oil

1 c. apples, raw, peeled, and shredded
1 tsp. stevia, or to taste**

Combine all ingredients and then press together into a flat casserole dish. Allow mixture to stand for 10 minutes. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 

Slice into small squares and enjoy.

 *use gluten free oats if necessary 
**or your favorite natural sweetener 


  1. I happen to have all of these ingredients at this very moment!

  2. Now my husband would LOVE those, La Tea Dah, since he loves dates. Just got him some medajools tonight. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. Susan

  3. I have all ingredients but the stevia. Do you think I could use plain old regular sugar? Maybe a Tablespoon? What do you think???? I know it's not as healthy--but it is already in the house!

  4. Any kind of sweetener would work well, Quiltbug Susan. Even apple juice or orange juice concentrate would work.

    And to Susan-Susan --- my husband loves medjools as well. Aren't they tasty?

    Steph --- I hope you are surviving the winter deep-freeze. A cup of tea with these date and nut bars would be quite comforting on a snowy, cold night. :D


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