Date Squares [Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free]

Date Squares

Top & Bottom Layer:
2 cups oats (I used Hilary gluten-free)
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch cinnamon

Date Filling:
375g dates (the packed and pitted packages)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp lemon
Pinch salt

1. In a saucepan on medium heat, add the dates and water.
2. You want to mix around the dates and water to make a paste. Add in the rest of the filling ingredients. Continually stir and mix to make a paste.
3. While this is sitting, in a bowl combine all the ingredients for the top and bottom crust and mix.
4. Preheat oven to 350F.
5. In a greased small pan, add the oat mixture to create the bottom layer. Pack it down!!
6. Remove your date paste from the stove and spread it on top of the bottom layer in the pan.
7. Now add your top layer of the oat mixture on top of the date layer.
8. Place in the oven for ~25 minutes until the top layer is browning.
9. Store in the refrigerator (almond meal is more susceptible to rancidity than regular wheat flour).

Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

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