Skip to main content

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 ....

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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:
Notes:

* 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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Comments

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..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth_bean
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.
Bijoy said…
Dear Blogger,

We are a group of students from cochin who are currently building a web portal on kerala. in which we wish to include a

blog roll I found your interesting so inviting you to join our new venture
you could find our site here: http://enchantingkerala.org

the site is currently being constructed and will be finished by 1st of Oct 2009.

we wish to include your blog located here

http://renus-kitchen.blogspot.com/

we'll also have a feed fetcher which updates the recently updated blogs from among the listed blogs thus generating traffic

to your recently posted entries.

If you are interested in listing your site in our blog roll; kindly include a link to our site in your blog in the prescribed

format and send us a reply to enchantingkerala.org@gmail.com and we'll add your blog immediately. Ypu can add to our blog if

you have more blog pls sent us the link of other blog we will add here

pls use the following format to link to us

Kerala

Write Back To me Over here bijoy20313@gmail.com

hoping to hear from you soon.

warm regards

Biby Cletus
rv said…
Hi Renu,

Lovely recipe and pics.

Please collect the Kreativ Blogger award from my blog.

http://sourashtrakitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/kreativ-blogger-award-from-aruna.html
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

Popular posts from this blog

Eggless Carrot Cake and Award

This is my second egg-less cake and again the result is awesome!!! It came out very moist and had beautiful texture. Again I replaced the eggs with yogurt and looks like its working for me.

This is a very flavorful cake especially the spices add inviting flavor to it. The carrots provide nice color. Try it for your self, you will love it !




Ingredients:

*Whole wheat bleached flour - 1 cup
Carrots - 2
Indian curd (thick) or Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Canola oil - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 2/3 cup
Nutmeg powder- 1tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1tsp
Vanilla essence - 1tsp
Milk 1tbsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt -1/4 tsp
Raisins - handful
Walnuts, chopped - handful

Method

Pre- heat the oven at 360 degree Fahrenheit and grease the baking pan and keep it aside

Combine all the dry ingredients [except sugar] and sieve it through at least 2 times

Blend oil, thick yogurt, sugar and vanilla with a beater for 1 minute at medium speed

Next fold in the dry ingredients and mix gently without running t…

Low Fat Baked Shakarpara [Sweet Dough Cookies]

I found this recipe at sanjeevkapoor.com. I followed pretty much what he did except replaced 1/2 cup of clarified butter[ghee] with 1 tbsp ghee and 1/4 cup of canola oil. Also used whole wheat bleached flour instead a mix of regular wheat flour and all purpose flour [maida].

My Shakarparas came out very good, almost melts in the mouth. Its really a guilt free snack, enjoy ....




Ingredients:

Bleached whole flour* - 1 cup
Canola oil - 1/4 cup
Clarified butter [ghee]- 1tbsp
Powdered Sugar** - 4 tbsp
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Crushed fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method:

Mix all the ingredients and make a soft dough using cold water. Cover the dough and leave it to set for 30 minutes. Pinch the dough into five balls and roll each ball one at a time into 0.5 cm thick chapati like sheet [use flour dust to ease the rolling process] Using knife or pizza cutter cut the sheet into the form of diamond and place it over greased baking tray. Repeat the same process with other dough ba…

Homemade Diwali Diyas From Dough

HAPPYDIWALI !!!!

This year for Diwali I made diyas [Diwali lights] at home!! They came out pretty nice ! I prepared it very simple but you can get creative by painting, glue small mirrors , beads and other stuff.


Here is how I prepared:

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour
Water-just enough to prepare the dough
Food color - yellow [optional]

Method:

Pre-heat oven at 200 degree Fahrenheit. Line the baking tray/dish with un-greased foilCombine flour, water and color in a bowl to prepare little stiff dough Pinch out small balls from the dough and shape it into diyasBake it in the oven for 20 minutes [during the process I gradually increased the baking temperature to 300]Cool diyas at room temperatureThe diyas should feel little hard, if not just leave it in the sun Roll out some cotton wool to make wick, add some oil and light your Diya !!!Tips:
While preparing the dough you can add some fresh petals to add beautiful patternDuring baking, one of my diya's base puffed like chapati, it can hap…

Shimla mirch aur alloo sabzi [Potato bell pepper fry]

Back home I used to love bell peppers [aka capsicum, shimla mirch] and for some reason don't enjoy eating it here in the US. Being a vegetarian, its not a good idea to be choosy with limited vegetables available here :)) So I decided to cook a regular bell pepper and potato curry with a twist.....and my secret ingredient is MDH Paav Bhaji Masala [you can get in any Indian store ]. Trust me, Paav bhaji masala adds an extra zing to the sabzi and now its one of my favorites !! I hope you all gonna enjoy this one....




Ingredient:

Potato - 2 medium
Bell pepper [Capsicum] - 2 medium
Onion- 1 big
Mustard seeds [rai] - 1tbsp
Turmeric - 1.5 tsp
*Paav Bhaji masala - 2tbsp
Corriander/Cilantro Powder [dhania] - 1.5tsp
Salt - according to taste
Green Chillie - 1 chopped

Method:
Boil potato, make sure you don't over boil them, else they will be mushyChop onions [slightly bigger pieces, it adds taste to the subzi (curry)]Chop bell peppers [not too big nor too small]
Heat oil, add mustard seeds a…

Indian Milk Cake

Milk cake ....yummm, reminds of the sweet shop of my city, made some delicious milk cakes. It used to be our favorite pick from that store on the occasions of Rakshabandhan and Diwali. I am so happy that I found this recipe here and now I can make it my kitchen. Its a super duper easy recipe and it cooks in no time.
Enjoy this recipe for the Mothers Daythis weekend !!




Ingredients:
Milk - 6 cups
Lemon juice - ~ 3 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee or unsalted butter - 2 tbsp
Cardamon powder - pinch
Pistachios - for garnishing

Method Boil milk in a thick bottomed saucepan, preferably non-stick. Let it it boil for 2-3 minutes Add small amount of lemon juice to the milk and let it curdle. Do not add the entire amount of lemon juice, just enough to curdle the milk and not separate whey completelyBoil for 4-5 minutes and remove 1-2 cups of whey water over a strainer to retain the curdled milk pieces that may come along with whey. Put back the curdled milk pieces back in the saucepan. [Throwing excess…