Oat and Date and Seed Bars


I just can’t get enough of dates!

It could have something to do with being Middle Eastern, growing up, a treat usually consisted of a Medjool date with a walnut stuffed inside. So I just love them. Yum!

You’re going to love this oat slice which is a super quick thing to make, totally scrumptious, and perfect for lunch boxes.

Oat, Date and Seed Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 slices



  • Preheat oven to 175°C.
  • Grease and line a 9 x 22cm loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter in small saucepan, once melted keep on very low heat and whisk in the sugar until smooth.
  • Turn heat off, add dates and stir through. I highly recommend dipping the finger in to make sure it tastes ok.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and stir in egg and vanilla.
  • Add flour, oats, chia and sunflower seeds and stir until combined.
  • If mixture appears too wet, add in more oats and flour and stir through
  • Pour into loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes, turn out onto a wire rack.
  • Once cool, slice into bars and pop into lunchboxes.


This recipe can be frozen after slicing.
If texture is an issue you can grind up the sunflower and chia seeds before adding to the mixture.
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Course Appetizer, Baking - Sweet, Breakfast, Dessert, Freezer Friendly, School Lunches, Snack
Keyword Date, Oatmeal, Seeds
Allergy FODMAP Friendly, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free
Value Halal, Vegetarian
Author: Brenda Janschek

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About the Author: Brenda Janschek

Brenda Janschek is an integrative health coach, nutrition and lifestyle blogger, recipe creator, passionate advocate for women’s and children’s health and a busy mum of two. Through her writing, coaching, nutrition presentations, popular health-based online programs and recipe eBooks, she helps busy mums develop and implement simple healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits than can be implemented into everyday life.

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  1. beth stokes February 27, 2019 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can the coconut sugar be exchanged for honey?

    • Laini Oldfield February 27, 2019 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Beth! Yes it sure could. I made this this morning, was soooo good! Laini x

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