Hello again and I hope you all have been enjoying my recent posts.
I’ve been playing around in the kitchen again and making a conscious effort to work through my recipe books as I’ve mentioned before. Like many cook books that just sit gathering dust I am determined to improve these recipes if needed and showcase a array of healthy and affordable recipes.
Today I have made some Oat & Date Protein bars which has been adapted from the Neal’s Yard Wholesome Cook Book. A very simple recipe that makes a great snack for any time of day. Using the natural sweetness from the dates and combined with the oats, allows for a hearty and fulfilling snack.
- 500 grams stoned dried dates
- 400 grams regular oats
- 200 grams buckwheat flour
- 175 ml Maple syrup
- 1 scoop of hemp protein
- 50 grams desiccated coconut
- Preheat the oven to 180 C
- Line a baking tray 25 x cm by 30 x cm with grease proof paper
- Put the dates into some boiled water and simmer until soft for about 10- 15 minutes.
- Put the oats. flour, hemp protein into a food processor and mix.
- Pour in the maple syrup and mix so it ends up a crumbly mixture.
- Add a little water at a time so the mixture sticks together. (not too much so it becomes to wet).
- Spread the three quarters of the mixture in to the tray.
- Drain the dates and place the dates over the top.
- Add the coconut to the remaining oat mixture and sprinkle this over the top.
- Bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove and leave to cool before cutting.
Below is a image gallery of the step by step directions to make this recipe which I feel you will also find helpful!
Hope you all enjoy these date bars as much as I did. They will keep in the fridge for about a 7-10 days. Plus, I would love to know your thoughts on if you have made them and how they turned out for you.