Orange date squares

I wanted to modify my old date recipe, so I came up with this. What do y’all think?

Orange date squares

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

  • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) of organic chopped and pitted Mejdool dates
  • 2/3 cup (166ml) of water
  • 1/3 cup (83ml) of freshly pressed organic orange juice
  • 1tbsp. (15ml) of organic orange zest
  • 1 1/4 (312ml) of organic oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of organic almond flour
  • 3/4 cup (187.5ml) of organic millet flour
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of organic tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of finely chopped organic walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp. (1.25ml) of baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (187.5ml) of melted organic coconut oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.
  2. In a small pot, put the dates, the orange juice, the water and the zest and cook for about 5 minutes or until it turns into puree, then let it cool.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oatmeal, the quinoa flakes, the millet flour, the almond flour, the tapioca starch, the walnuts and the baking powder.
  4. Add the coconut oil to the oat mix.
  5. Take an 8″x4″ oven dish and line it with parchment paper, it is very sticky and can be hard to remove.
  6. Put half of the oatmeal mix at the bottom and press firmly to make it even.
  7. Then add the date mix and spread evenly.
  8. Finish with the balance of the oatmeal mix.
  9. Put it in the oven for 55 minutes.
  10. When you take it out of the oven, let it cool for at least 2 hrs before you remove it from it’s dish otherwise it won’t hold and it will only be good to add to your cereals (still good but not what you want).

What do our readers say about this recipe?

“Oh my goodness! These are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted. My friend makes really good cookies, and I’ve been trying to get the recipe for some time now, but she refuses lol. I love these, and they really do taste just like a cookie that you would buy from a bakery! Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe!”

“I made this last night for my partner he LOVES them. Thank you so much for sharing these are delicious.”

“OMGosh! My daughter is allergic to eggs, milk, soy beans, peanuts. She can have oats if they don’t come in contact with something else she’s allergic too which is almost everything.”

“These are so good. I don’t normally like cookies, but these are sooo delicious.”

“These are AMAZING!!! I used to work with an Indian woman who made these cookies all the time. They were amazing. This recipe is even better!”

“OMG! These are the best cookies ever! Thank you for sharing this with us.” 

“Could I use wheat flour for this recipe? It’s my husband’s favorite.”

“Yes, you can replace the all purpose flour with wheat flour. Just be sure to blend it well before using.”

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