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sugar free date squares

sugar free date squares

sugar free date squares

These sugar free date squares are a moreish sweet treat. The best thing about them is that they are not full of junk but boy do they hit the sweet spot!

These sugar free date squares are packed with low GI oats, almonds and high fibre dates. The other joy of these beauties is that they are sugar free.

I served these date squares to guests and they were a resounding success. Best of all was that I didn’t feel guilty about stuffing everyone with junk!

I also served my famous Healthier sugar free cheesecake. It’s still one of my favourite recipes. But I have to say that I think that the sugar free date squares might have  just taken the lead.

I have lots of other sugar free sweet treats on my blog. This Sugar free chocolate brownie recipe is an absolute delight. If you feel like a hit of chocolate then these are just the thing for you.

If you are a peanut butter fan these chocolate pecan pie energy balls from the Healthy Maven look good enough to eat – https://www.thehealthymaven.com/pecan-pie-energy-balls! Monkey and Me kitchen adventures is one of my favourite blogs. Their strawberry rhubarb crumble looks divine! – https://monkeyandmekitchenadventures.com/strawberry-rhubarb-crumble/

I can’t wait to hear what you think of today’s date and oat square recipe. And as always I would love to see photos of your creations. Until next time, Leanne xoxo

 

Healthy sugar free date squares

 

2 c oats
2/3 c almond flour
1/4 c xylitol blend
200g medjool dates (8 large)
1/2 c coconut oil
2 large eggs
1/2 c boiling water
1 tsp baking powder

 

Method

 

  1. Blend the oats in a hand blender until there is a mixture of fine powder and whole pieces of oats
    2. Add the almond flour, xylitol and baking powder to the oats and mix well
    3. Next melt the coconut oil in the microwave to make it liquid (you will only need to do this if it is cold. If your coconut oil is already liquid then skip this step
    4. Add the coconut oil and eggs to the oat mixture and mix well
    5. Take the pips out of the medjool dates and place in a microwave bowl
    6. Add the half cup of water to the dates and microwave on high for 2 minutes
    7. Remove the bowl from the microwave and mix to form a date paste
    8. Line a square baking tin with baking paper and place 2/3 of the oat mixture on the base
    9. Pat the oat mixture down to form an even layer
    10. Spread the date paste over the oat base
    11. Crumble the rest of the dough over the date paste (it should look quite rustic)
    12. Place the baking tin into the oven and bake the square at 180C for 25 minutes or until golden brown on the top

13. Once cooled cut the recipe into 16 squares and enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

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