Date Squares -Vegan

Those date squares are a simple mix of oats, flour, coconut sugar, dates, coconut oil and lemon flavored with cinnamon and sea salt . They’re really delicious!

This recipe makes around 10 date squares .

Ingredients for the filling
– 2 cups Medjool dates , pitted and chopped
– 1/4 cup coconut sugar or date sugar
– Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
– 1 cup water
– 4 tbsp lemon juice
– 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Ingredients for the Crumble base and topping
– 1 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats or you can use oat flour.
– 1 cup + 3 tbsp all purpose flour
– 1/2 cup cane sugar (you can use coconut sugar)
– 1/2 cup coconut oil
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 2 tsp cinnamon
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 1/3 cup additional coconut oil or vegetable oil (you will not use it all)

Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a 8 *8 baking dish with parchment paper.

2) To make the filling, combine the dates, sugar, lemon zest and juice, sea salt and water in a large saucepan.

3) Bring to simmer and cook for about 10 minutes , or until a paste forms. Set aside to cool.

4) To make the crumble base and topping, use an electric hand mixer, combine the oats (in this recipe i used oat flour) , flour, sugar, coconut oil , vanilla, baking powder and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

5) If you feel it’s not sticking , add a tbsp of vegetable oil , you wont need the 1/3 cup but add as much as u need to have a sticky dough. if its crumbly , that’s totally fine, this is how it should be.

6) Press half the crumble base into the prepared baking dish.

Steps 6 and 7

7) Spread the cooled date filling over the base then
sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture.

8) Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool in the dish , then cut into
squares.

9) Keep it in the fridge, it’s best served when its cold.

Enjoy xxx

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