Incredibly delicious and healthy vegan and gluten free oat-buckwheat bars packed with a creamy gooey date filling and a chewy crust that makes a lovely sinless snacking option.
Vegan Gluten Free Date Squaresadapted from Ricardo Cuisine
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a 8-inch rectangular baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a saucepan, bring the chopped dates, water, and lemon juice to a boil. Add the baking soda and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the dates have fallen apart. Let cool.
- In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder. Add the coconut oil and mix until you have a crumble like mixture. .
- Spread half the mixture in the pan and press firmly. Spread with the cranberry jam if using and the date mixture. Cover with the remaining crumble and press lightly. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.