Gluten Free Date Bars

Published on Aug 01, 2016

  by   Kristina Stosek

12 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 16
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This is a plant-based recipe for a very uncomplicated healthy, wholesome Gluten-Free Date Bar. The primary ingredients are dates, oats, almond flour, fresh lemon juice, vanilla, coconut sugar, and coconut oil or butter.

The gluten-free date bar tastes rich and moist and is insanely delicious. And don’t worry, this recipe makes 16 bars, so there is plenty to go around.

3 stacked gluten free date bars on parchment paper

Easy Wholesome Gluten Free Date Bar Recipe

The sweetness comes mainly from the dates, keeping the bar healthier and deliciously moist. The best part is that this nutrient-rich, wholesome gluten-free snack recipe is easy enough for even novice cooks.

serving date bars

These gluten-free bars are perfect for breakfast, snacks, brunch or before a workout for lasting energy.


3 gluten free date bars stacked on top of each other

gluten-free date bar recipe overview

The dried dates are the foundation for this recipe. First, the dates are cooked in water for about five minutes until they soften, then flavoured with vanilla and fresh lemon juice. And the date layer is ready. 

the oat layer

The date mixture is nestled between two layers of oat crumb. The best part, the oat layer is made entirely in a food processor. Making this recipe super simple and quick. 

Once the oat mixture is prepared, the pan is layered with half the mixture, then topped with the dates and finished with the remaining oat mixture. Then, the bars are baked. 

These rich, tasty, vegan bars are dense and easily sliced into squares. They truly earn the best gluten-free date bar status.

medjool dates with a sprig of mint

Why should we include dates in our diet? 

Dates are rich in healthy nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. They are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties and are an excellent replacement for sugar in recipes.

When it comes to taste, dried dates have an intense caramel flavour adding extra flavor to your bars, muffins, and cakes such as Gluten-Free Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake. Enjoy!

Love dates? Check out these gluten-free date recipes.

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