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Date Nut Bars a Healthy Breakfast Bar Recipe

This Date Nut Bars Recipe is a low in sugar healthy breakfast bar recipe! These homemade date bars are the perfect snack or breakfast on the go! 

Date Nut Bars

Walnut Oat Date Bars was my attempt at making a breakfast on-the-go bar. However, it turned into me eating half the pan and going nowhere. But really these would make a great breakfast on-the-go bar or for a snack.

Fast forward to the next morning. I am enjoying one…ok two with my cup of coffee. I cut my bars a little short. So two was much needed to power through the morning.

If you were looking for the dessert try this Date Oatmeal Bars Recipe. 

The Nuts

I used walnuts in this recipe but you can also use pecans. 

Date Nut Bars

Healthy Breakfast Bar Recipe

Did I mention that these Walnut Date Oat Bars are a low sugar recipe? Don’t expect a lot of sweetness from these bars. This healthy breakfast bar recipe is full of just healthy yummy flavors. 

Imagine a bar loaded with walnuts and dates with just a hint of sugar then the soft texture of oatmeal all stuck together with creamy peanut butter.

YUM! Right?! Oh wait!

These are baked and they don’t get hard. These stay soft and chewy. You need these in your life just make them.

Best time to make these Homemade Date Bars. 

Make these Walnut Date Oat Bars the night before or the morning of if you have an extra 20-25 minutes on your hands. Then you are good to go.

Everyone gets their breakfast or snack. Have a great day. See you later!

Date Nut Bars Recipe

Date Nut Bars
3.63 from 62 votes

Date Oat Bars

Date Walnut Bars with Oatmeal

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Date Nut Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 3 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment leaving enough parchment to overhang the pan.
  2. In a stand mixer using the paddle attachment mix together the peanut butter, water, vanilla, sugar and egg until well combined.
  3. Next add in the oats, dates, and walnuts and salt. Mix until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture in the prepared baking pan.
  5. With your hand spread and mash down mixture evenly in the pan.
  6. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  7. Let the pan cool for 3 minutes.
  8. Lift the baked mixture out of the pan by the parchment paper.
  9. Transfer to a cutting board.
  10. Cut into desired size bars.
  11. Let cool on cutting board before storing in an air tight container.

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Saturday 4th of April 2020

This was tasty! I think I'd like a bit more sweetness so I'll add a bit more sugar or change it to brown sugar next time. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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