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Date Squares

Date Squares
Heather Nicholds

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Prep time: 15 min. Cook time: 20-25 min.
Time from start to eating: 35-40 min.
Makes 6 servings.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats (cooked measure)
  • 1-2 Tbsp unrefined sugar (coconut, date, sucanat, palm, maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unrefined granular sugar (coconut, date, sucanat, palm)
  • 1/4 cup cold water or fruit juice (apple or cranberry would be best)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the oats with the sugar and cinnamon, then spread them in a baking dish.
  3. Puree (or mash) the dates and coconut, and then spread it evenly over the oat base.
  4. Mix together the ingredients for the topping, and pour the water or juice on to moisten it. Sprinkle the topping over the dates, and put the dish in the oven, uncovered.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the fruit is soft and the topping is lightly browned.