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Classic Oat - Wheat - Date Bars

This is a very healthy quick home-made energy bar. I pack these in my bag when I know I will be out of the house for long time. I made this for the first time, and quite happy with the results. My DH thinks it tastes like a pumpkin pie :) however, there is no pumpkin in the ingredient ....


All purpose flour [Maida]- 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Steel cut quick oats - 1 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Honey - 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil - between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
*Dates - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp


First prepare date syrup:
  1. Boil around 1.5 cups of water and add chopped dates and cook for 10 minutes
  2. Cool to room temperature and add vanilla essence and keep it aside
Pre-heat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit and line the 8 inch x 8 inch baking pan with greased foil

Combine all the ingredient except the date syrup with fingers

Press half of the oat mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan. Spread date mixture over and next sprinkle the remaining half of the oat mixture and press it gently with hands to adhere

Bake for 30-40 minutes or till the edges turn brown and sets at center

Cool on the rack and slice it with serrated knife

Store in a air-tight container [I store it in fridge]

You can also individually wrap the pieces in sandwich bags and just grab one when you are on the go!

Recipe Source:

* Dates can be substituted with any kind of ripe berries like blueberry, raspberry or blackberry. Proceed the same same as you would make date syrup. Do adjust for the tartness of berries by adding some sugar


This is my entry for the following events:

Whole Grain [Eggless] Baking Event - Oats hosted by Madhuram

Kids delite event hosted by Srivalli

Cooking for Kids Event - Wheat hosted by Sireesha started by Sharmi

Health Nut Challenge 2 - Guilt Free Snacks by Yasmeen



Yummy nice event recipe.....
Smitha said…
I love the pic on ur header Renu.Looks nice. Very nice recipe. But, I hate dates. Any substitute??
kittymatti said…
yummy Renu! feel like taking a bite!
Priya said…
Very prefect entry, healthy date bars looks gorgeous!
srikars kitchen said…
wow.. delicious recipe.. looks yummy..
Deepti said…
Thats a very healthy ,filling n tasty bar.
Sandhya said…
Yumm....Yumm Renu.. will book mark this page.. to try it

Do sneak a peek in to my space too when time permits.
Sanghi said…
Healthy yummy bars..!
Prathibha said…
Yummy bars,,,,perfect entry
Sharmilee! :) said…
The texture is so nice,if I have had a proper oven wud have tried this but bookmarked :) the new look of ur blog is gud Renu!
Prathibha said…
matki is moth beans dear..hope ths link will help u..
Yasmeen said…
Love the sweet date filling ,thanks for sharing the scrumptious bars :D
Vrinda said…
Healthy and yummy bars Renu,feel like grabbing one from the pic..yummy click too..
Wow looks so delicious, would love to grab a piece.
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rv said…
Hi Renu,

Lovely recipe and pics.

Please collect the Kreativ Blogger award from my blog.
Wow...those are healthy and yummy looking bars...
Madhuram said…
Thanks for then entry Renu. I'm seeing a lot of recipes with dates and oats. Guess it's a very good combination which I have not tried so far. I think substituting unsweetened applesauce for part of the oil will make these bars even more healthy.
Renu said…
thank you all for visiting my blog !
Geetha said…
WOW very Nice event...!!! I like it...
Mother Rimmy said…
I love dates. This recipe looks so good!
MC said…
I am traveling cross-country next week. Now I know what to pack as a snack! Thanks for this great recipe.
Lipitor said…
Healthy yummy.. Good Job

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