Maple Date Breakfast Bars

Date Breakfast Bars
Date Breakfast Bars

(Can be made the day before.
Let cool & refrigerate overnight.
Warm up in the morning.)

1 c pitted dates
1 t salt
2 c water
in a blender & blend for 10 sec.
Pour in a large bowl or mixer bowl.

Add to the large bowl or mixer bowl:
(one of these whole grain flour options)
2 c wheat or teff
2 1/4 c spelt or rice
2 2/3 c oat
1/2 - 1 c pecans and/or
sliced or slivered almonds
(depending how much you like)
2 c rolled oats
1/4 t coriander (optional)
1/4 c pure maple syrup
& mix in a mixer or with a spatula.

Preheat oven at 350º
(bars need the oven preheated
to turn out well)

To keep the bars from sticking,
oil sides & bottom

of a 9x13 glass pan with:
1/2 t virgin coconut or olive oil


1/3 c unsweetened shredded
coconut or flakes
in the bottom of the pan.

Spoon the mixture into the pan.
Press mixture with a spatula or back of a large spoon making it thicker around the edges & thinner in the middle.

Top with:
1/4 - 1/2 c pecans
1/4 - 1/2 c sliced or slivered almonds

& press into the mixture.

Bake uncovered at 350º for 25 min.

After baking the 25 min.,

make 3 - 5 slits in the bars, to keep it flat.
Then continue baking 10 - 15 min. more.

Loosen the bars from the pan by going around the pan with a sharp knife between the pan & the bars.

Cut into rectangles.

or cool down & refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days
or freeze.


with teff