Date Oatmeal Squares Recipe

Date Oatmeal Squares Recipe

2019-06-17
3.5 Stars (21 Voters)
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These date squares are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside; Two layers of oat crumble and one delicious-sweet date filling in the middle, this recipe is very easy to make with only few basic ingredients needed.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
30 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    For the oat crust:

    • 2 cups (180g) Rolled oats
    • 1 cup (125g) All-purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup (150g) Light brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup (170g) Softened Butter, cubed
    • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda

    For the date filling:

    • 400g (14.1oz) Medjool dates, pitted
    • 1 cup (240ml) Water
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
DIRECTIONS

1. Place dates, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the dates are soft. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Let cool to room temperature.

2. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Line a 9-inch (23cm) square baking pan with a strip of parchment paper. Set aside.

3. Make the crust: In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, brown sugar and baking soda. Add the butter and mix until crumbly.

4. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the baking pan. Spread the filling over the base, Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool completely, then refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

COMMENTS (4)
  • K
    Kimmy
    9/23/2019

    Can I use instant oats instead of rolled oats?

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    The Cooking Foodie
    9/24/2019

    Yes, you can.

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  • V
    Virgie Kvaal
    4/24/2020

    I love this recipe. This has been my all time favorite for many years. I also add walnuts to my recipe.

    Reply
  • M
    Marwa
    5/13/2020

    Hello. Please if I only have ready made dates paste ( not medjool pitted dates ) how much cups should I use to make the date filling? Thank you.

    Reply
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