Date and Oat Bars Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings8
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Wholemeal self raising flour4 Ounce (100 Grams)
 Porridge oats3 Ounce (75 Grams)
 Low fat spread4 Ounce (100 Grams)
 Pitted dried dates4 Ounce (100 Grams)
 Orange1⁄2 , juice and rind take, finely chopped
 Golden syrup1 Ounce (25 Grams)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 163 Calories from Fat 55

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.4%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 141.8 mg5.9%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.2%

Sugars 11.6 g

Protein 2 g4.5%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 7.5%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 1.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Take a shallow 18 cm (7 inch) square baking tin, lightly grease it.
2) Preheat the oven.

3) In a bowl, combine flour and oats, mix well.
4) In a small saucepan, place the very low-fat spread, the dates, orange rind and juice and golden syrup and heat very gently for a few seconds until the spread and syrup have melted.
5) Do not boil the mixture.
6) Pour the warm and well-combined syrup mix on to the oat mixture and stir in.
7) Mix well, but do not overmix: the mixture should still be crumbly.
8) In the prepared baking tin, spoon the mixture and lightly level with the back of a spoon.
9) Cook in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
10) Cut into 8 bars, then leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.

11) Bars can be consumed as healthy snack.