I needed something perfect for skiing and hiking; something compact, healthy, and most of all, delicious. This is it! I brought this along to a hike with my friends, and everyone asked for the recipe. It's perfect for air travel or any sport. You can use other nuts and you can add other dried fruits, but always use at least a full cup of dates. When cool, cut into 18 little squares.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Spread pecans and almonds onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until nuts are toasted and fragrant, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and decrease oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Combine flour, flax seeds, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a food processor; pulse a few times. Add pecans and almonds to flour mixture; pulse until nuts are coarsely chopped. Add oats and dates to flour-nut mixture; pulse just until combined.

  • Whisk maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth; pour over oat mixture and pulse just until combined. Spread oat mixture into an 8-inch square pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven lightly browned, about 25 minutes; cool to room temperature.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute quick-cooking oats with rolled oats if desired.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 45.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2015
This are absolutely delicious! I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. I used half pecans half walnuts and to make them even more hearty I added en extra tablespoon of flax seeds, 2 tbls of chia seeds and 1/4c of unsweetened coconut. Thanks Debbie P for sharing your recipe with us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2015
This are absolutely delicious! I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. I used half pecans half walnuts and to make them even more hearty I added en extra tablespoon of flax seeds, 2 tbls of chia seeds and 1/4c of unsweetened coconut. Thanks Debbie P for sharing your recipe with us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2017
We all loved this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2016
These are excellent-I didn't have any flax see so substituted chia seeds. Very tasty, fast and healthy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2015
Loved it but used honey instead as I didn't have maple syrup on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2020
Was looking for a healthy afternoon snack to have with coffee. Everyone loved it..... followed recipe as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
This is the BEST recipe. I have been making granola for years and this recipe is great. I made adjustments like I didn't use a processor instead I mixed by hand to save on cleaning time. Also, doubled the recipe bec. I used a cookie sheet. Lastly, I used honey, and rice syrup instead of maple syrup. The pic. is before baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2018
I used nut butter instead of maple syrup. Delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2019
These are delicious! I love chewy, nutty, seedy snacks. These fit the bill. I substituted buckwheat flour for all purpose, to make these gluten free. I also substituted chia seeds for flax seed, because I didn't have flax seed. These will be a great addition to my favorite recipes. Thank you for sharing, Debbie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2020
Best granola bar yet. Read More