These Oatmeal Date Bars are soft, chewy bars that taste just like apple pie. They’re gluten-free with no added sugar. The perfectly easy anytime treats!
These Apple Oatmeal Date Bars are everything! They turned out even better than I ever imagined.
Soft, moist, chewy, sweet, and full of delicious spices and flavors. We ate a whole batch in less than 24 hours. The kids couldn’t get enough…and neither could I.
Breakfast, snack, dessert, and packed into lunch boxes – these healthy sweet treats are sure to be one of your favorites too!
These delicious apple bars are super easy to make. Just a few simple ingredients are needed and they come together quickly in a food processor.
Walnuts, oats, apples, dates, cinnamon, and ginger. That’s it. That’s all you need.
A few minutes in the oven makes them hold together perfectly and creates such a amazing soft texture – almost like a cross between pie, cake, and baked oatmeal. Trust me, you’ve got to try it for yourself!
These fall spiced gluten-free apple oat bars are similar to Larabars, but these are baked, contain oats, and are less dense.
I love Larabars, but I definitely prefer the texture of these date bars!
The addition of the oats also gives them more staying power making them a great breakfast choice in addition to being a healthy snack anytime of day.
Grab a bar and enjoy the benefits of vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, iron, zinc, folate, fiber, healthy fats, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and more!
And remember, these yummy bars are dairy-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and contain no added sugars! Healthy can taste good!
More vegan snack bars
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- Ancient Grains Breakfast Bars
- Tahini Dark Chocolate Granola Bars
- Healthy Pumpkin Fudge Bars
- Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars
- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars
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Apple Oatmeal Date Bars
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper – let the ends hang over the dish so you can use them as handles later to easily pull the bars out of the pan. Set aside.
- In a food processor, pulse the dates, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, and 1 cup of oats just until a pasty dough is formed. The mixture should be sticky, but don't over process.
- Add in the remaining 1 cup of oats* and the apples and pulse a few times just to mix. You do NOT want to overmix. If the oats and apples don't incorporate easily and quickly, turn the dough out into a mixing bowl and mix everything in with a wooden spoon or spatula just until incorporated.
- Slightly dampen your hands so the batter doesn’t stick and press the batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the edges start to get just a bit crispy.
- Let cool in the pan on a cooling rack before removing the whole square of bars from the pan. Cut into bars. Store any leftovers in the fridge.**
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.