Oat & Date Protein Bars



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
  • Water
  • 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.


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