Almond date and nut bars...

Fresh dates are an extremely popular treat in the Middle East and North Africa, loved by adults for their health benefits and by the little ones for their sweetness, making these bars a universal family treat. Packed with protein, yet low on fat and sugar. Eat one of these for breakfast and you're sure to have energy until lunch time.

1 1/2 cups almond meal (almond flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs plus 1 egg white
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup argan oil plus 1 tablespoon sunflower oil (can be replaced with 1/4 cup sunflower, canola, olive, or grapeseed oil)
1 cup medjool dates (pitted and chopped)
1 cups toasted and choped walnuts
4 tablespoons almond meal

Preheat your oven to 350* F. butter and dust a baking dish with flour. Set aside.
In a bowl sift your flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda. Set aside. In a seperate bowl whisk your eggs, honey, and oil until light and creamy (about 3 minutes with an electric whisk). Combine the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Toss the dates and nuts in 2 tablespoons almond flour and fold into your mix. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and dust the top with 2 tablespoon almond flour. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.

Kiddie stamp of approval! :)


Noor said...

I LOVE anything with dates mashAllah these look so good. Dh just surprised me with my favorite dates today yummy.

From Yeast to Zest said...

I think the ones you like are also my favorite but I have a 5kilo box of medjool I have to use up. Don't get me wrong I love medjool dates but since its what I grew up eating I now preffer other types of Saudi dates. :)

From Yeast to Zest said...

Oh yes, these are flourless and sugarfree. :)

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