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Gluten-Free Date Squares

What you need: 
  • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) of organic Mejdool dates
  • 1 cup (250ml) of water
  • 1 tbsp. (15ml) of organic whole brown sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/4 (312ml) of organic oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of quinoa flakes
  • 3/4 cup (187.5ml) of organic brown rice 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 vegan butter
What you do: 
  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.
  2. In a small pot, put the pitted and chopped dates and cook for about 5 minutes or until it turn into puree, then let them cool.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oatmeal, the quinoa flakes, the rice flour, the tapioca starch, the walnuts and the baking powder.
  4. Add the butter to the oat mix. If you have a little mixer, it can be a bit easier.
  5. Take an 8″x8″ oven square 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 or else nothing will hold together.
Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
60 minutes
Servings: 
12
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