Dried Fruit & Nut Health Bars

This recipe came to me in a Solgar Newsletter and was adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. It is easy and quick to prepare, freezes well and is a really satisfying, yet healthy treat. If you have a big family, double the recipe. This makes a great addition for lunch boxes, or serve with tea instead of rusks. Also good to take along on picnics.


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups raw oats, finely ground in a blender (or quinoa flakes)
  • 1 cup dry roasted pecan or walnuts (half finely ground, the other half coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit (eg: 1/3 each of dried mango, cranberries, apricots)
  • 2 tablespoons organic oat bran
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalaya salt
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
  • 3 tablespoons raw, organic honey


  1. preheat oven to 180 degr. C
  2. place dates in small saucepan, cover with cold, filtered water and simmer over low heat on stove for a few minutes
  3. drain and puree the dates in a blender
  4. mix all dry ingredients together, then add pureed dates and honey, mix well
  5. spread mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray (use olive or coconut oil)
  6. bake until golden (approx. 25 minutes)
  7. cut into bars and allow to cool before removing from baking tray


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