Pecan Almond Date Bars


  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup pitted and quartered dates
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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

Spread pecans and almonds onto a baking sheet.

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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.