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Easy Date Almond Butter Bars

These refined sugar free, gluten free, Easy Date Almond Butter Bars are delicious slathered with almond butter and topped with sliced bananas for breakfast, afternoon tea or even dessert!

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I have found that dates can make a manic Monday night enjoyable and a terrible Tuesday morning exciting. I think dates are delightful at tea-time or lunch. Dates are decadently sweet. And, these days, I look for any excuse to enjoy them with almond butter. By the way, y’all, I am talking about the fruit and not dates of a romantic nature.

Stack of thick, delicious,, Refined Sugar Free and Gluten Free Date Almond Bars

Now, I’ve loved dates since my teen years when we lived in Abu Dhabi, where date palm trees lined the streets.

But, my love for dates and almond butter started in my early blogging years after I saw the combination on other food bloggers’ posts.

Overhead view of Ingredients to make Almond Date Bars

Recently, I’ve been looking for any excuse to enjoy my favorite snack.
> If I plan on running three miles, then dates and almond butter are my pre-workout snack.
> If I’m going to be staying up late, then dates and almond butter are my fuel with some coffee.
> If I have the breakfast blues, then dates and almond butter go into my bowl of oats.

And, speaking of my bowl of oats, that bowl of oats is what inspired these Easy Date Almond Butter Bars.

Dates, Almond Butter, Oats, in a blender

How to make these Date Almond Butter Bars?

These Date Almond Butter Bars are so easy to make. AND, they are gluten free as well as refined sugar free!

You probably have the 5 ingredients such as: oats + dates + coconut oil + eggs + Almond Butter that go into these bars, hanging out in your kitchen.

If you happen to have spices like cardamom and cinnamon as well as almond and vanilla extracts, they can be added into these bars.

However, if you don’t, no worries, they can be left out. I’m pretty sure you will find these bars delicious – and so easy to make.

By the way, After you gather up your ingredients, all you have to do is fire up your oven and leave the heavy lifting blending to your food processor or blender!

These Easy Date Almond Butter Bars are delicious for breakfast with some bananas or even for dessert!

Overhead view of MaraNatha Almond Butter and MaraNatha No Salt or Sugar Added Almond Butter with Date Almond Butter Bars

By the way, have y’all tried MaraNatha Creamy No Stir Almond Butter yet?

MaraNatha Creamy No Stir Almond Butter is the perfect way to enjoy the great taste and natural goodness of almonds! Only the finest heart-healthy California almonds are selected, then roasted to perfection and double-ground to velvety smoothness, resulting in a delicious, creamy nut butter with a rich, spreadable texture you can enjoy right from the jar.

Gluten Free Almond Date Bars slathered with MaraNatha Almond Butter

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Gluten Free Almond Date Bars slathered with MaraNatha Almond Butter and topped with sliced banana
Stack of four Date Almond Bars with almond butter jars in the background.

Easy Date Almond Butter Bars {Refined Sugar Free • Gluten Free}

Yield: 8 bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These refined sugar free, gluten free, Easy Date Almond Butter Bars are delicious slathered with almond butter and topped with sliced bananas for breakfast, afternoon tea or even dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 12 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (I heated it up in a microwave safe dish in the microwave for 10 seconds)
  • 3/4 cup MaraNatha Creamy No Stir Almond Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, soak the dates in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes. 
  2. While dates are soaking, grease the bottom of a 9x9 baking tray (I used coconut oil) and then line the 9x9 baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Drain the dates well and discard the water the dates were soaking in. Make sure the dates are dry.
  4. Add the oats, soaked dates, melted coconut oil, MaraNatha Creamy No Stir Almond Butter, eggs, salt, vanilla and almond extracts, cinnamon and cardamom to a food processor or high speed blender and process/blend till ingredients are all blended and mixture is smooth. You might have to stop and scrape down the sides during this process.
  5. Spoon the blended date and almond butter bar mixture into the lined 9x9 baking tray and place in the preheated oven. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, grab the parchment carefully and pull the bar out of the baking tray and place on a cookie sheet to cool completely before slicing. These Easy Date Almond Bars can be enjoyed for breakfast with some MaraNatha Creamy No Stir Almond Butter and sliced bananas.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 377Saturated Fat 15.4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 209mgCarbohydrates 23.5gFiber 5.4gSugar 3gProtein 8.6g

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Jeff the Chef

Saturday 21st of March 2020

I love everything in these bars: oats, daytes, alomond butter ... I'll bet they're fantastic!

Jannah Navarro

Monday 29th of April 2019

Do you have an estimate for the measurement of the dates rather than a number? I was given a bag of pulverized dates so I have no idea how much would be equal to 12. 2 cups? Thanks!

B. Rao

Sunday 17th of February 2019

Hello, good recipe, worked well for me with less dates and more figs in replacement. Also used ready made healthy oat and falxseed costco cereal instead of rolled oats. tastes excellent without seeming very sweet or sugary.

Question: Do these have to be kept in the fridge? Or can they be stored outside the fridge? If so how long would they be useable before they get spoilt / bad?

Thanks B. Rao

Shashi

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

So sorry for the late reply - these are best stored in the fridge - maybe for 3-4 days, they haven't lasted longer than that at our home. Thanks for stopping by.

Julianne

Tuesday 17th of July 2018

I also had a layer of oil on the top and I didnt use the almond butter you recommend. It would be better if any type of almond butter was adequate. My dates were dry and my mix not too mixed.

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