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Nutritious & Delicious Oatmeal Date Square Recipe

Nutritious & Delicious Oatmeal Date Square Recipe

A heart-warming dessert or snack with oatmeal crumble!

Nutritious & Delicious Oatmeal Date Square Recipe

Looking for a nutritious sweet treat for dessert or an afternoon snack with a mug of tea?  Try this classic recipe for oatmeal date squares that reminds me so much of my grandma as she used to make these when I was little, and they were loved by all.


Makes 32 Squares 

What You Need 

Oatmeal Date Squares Recipe:

Date filling: 

  • ½ pound (500g) dates, pitted and finely chopped 
  • 2/3 cup water

Oatmeal crumble: 

  • 1 ¼ cup flour 
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats 
  • 1 cup butter 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • ½ tsp salt 

How to Make the Oatmeal Date Squares Recipe:

  1.  To make the date filling, boil the water and chopped dates and simmer until mushy (if dry add a little bit more water). Set aside and let cool.
  2.  To make the oatmeal crumble, stir together all the ingredients in a bowl and use a fork to cut in the butter.
  3.  Grease a 9 X 13-inch baking sheet (or use parchment paper) and place half of the oatmeal crumble mixture on the bottom and press firmly.  Layer the date mixture on top of the oatmeal crumble.  Cover the dates with the remaining oatmeal crumble and press lightly (not firmly).
  4.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
  5.  This recipe freezes really well!

We hope you enjoyed this delicious oatmeal date squares recipe! If you gave it a try, make sure to post a photo and tag us on Facebook and Instagram @healthstandnutrition!

Nutrients per serving:

356.4 Calories 
70.5 g Carbohydrates 
19.3 g Protein 
2 g Fat 
17.9 g Fibre   

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