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Cashew Date Bars

Cashew Date Bars are a healthy and easy recipe. They are the perfect energizing grab-and-go snack that is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. 

Need a quick healthy snack, these Cashew Date Bars are absolutely perfect. These bars are seriously so easy to make and store great in the fridge. You can have a healthy snack all week that also satisfies your sweet tooth. Before COVID lockdown I would eat one of these before my cycle class for energy! So dang delicious and easy to digest. 

So now that we have established how easy these are to make, let’s go over the ingredients you will need to make Cashew Date bars.

  • Medjool dates ( the softer gooey ones are best)
  • cashew butter ( can sub almond or peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt

These are wholesome and easy ingredients. Some optional add-ins would be.

  • chocolate chips
  • dried cherries or any dried fruit

 

Love health snacks, also try Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups and The Best Almond Flour Banana Muffins.

Yield: 8 Bars

Cashew Date Bars

Cashew Date Bars

Cashew Date Bars are and healthy and easy recipe. They are the perfect energizing grab-and-go snack that is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds  

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray then line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. To a food processor add dates, cashew butter, cashews, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Pulse ingredients till dough-like texture forms, there will be some chunks intact.
  4. Press mixture evenly into loaf pan and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hr, then cut bars into squares. Store in refrigerator.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin spice and all things nice! One bowl, refined sugar and gluten free. These are super soft, cake like, moist and loaded with chocolate chips.

Pumpkin bars fully packed with all beautiful Fall flavor.  All the warm spices that make pumpkin treats so amazing. The combination of pumpkin + chocolate is a match made in heaven totally right up there with chocolate + peanut butter, in my opinion.

I hope you try these!! I can not put into words how delicious they are! Perfect for Fall however they are great anytime of the year. I love having mine with coffee or tea. Something special about next day baked goods that taste so dang delicious so if you can hold off on not eating them all after baking you in for a real treat day 2 and 3!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Kay
Perfect Fall treat! Refined, dairy and gluten free!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper that hangs over for easy removal.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and almond milk. Whisk till well combined.
  • Add in the almond flour, pumkin spice and baking powder. Stir in the dry ingredients till combined.
  • You can fold in your cholate chips or place them on top like I did.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth out the top. If you did not fold in the choclate chips go ahead and press them into the top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!
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