I wouldn’t necessarily say that these Paleo Date Walnut Bars are low-carb, but they are certainly lower-carb than a traditional date bar recipe. Using almond flour in my gluten-free recipes helps to lower the carb count right off the bat. Reducing the amount of sweetener in my recipes helps too!
These Date Walnut Bars are sweetened with one-quarter cup of honey, while most date bar recipes use a cup of sugar, or more. Given this, I consider these Paleo Date Walnut Bars a very healthy dessert! If you’re looking for something different and need sugar-free recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out my Keto Diet Recipes page!
This is another one of my super easy paleo dessert recipes that you can whip up without much fuss. We enjoy Date Walnut Bars for breakfast with a hot cup of tea, or for an afternoon snack, or for dessert following our dinner.
Date Walnut Bars
- 1½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
- ¼ cup agave nectar or honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup dates (remove pits) and chopped
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla
- Stir wet ingredients into dry
- Fold walnuts and dates into batter
- Scoop batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Bake at 350°F for 22-30 minutes
- Cool and serve
Both my husband and younger son really enjoyed this paleo dessert! My older son barely noticed them since they do not contain chocolate.
Here are some of my other easy paleo dessert recipes for you!
Vicki Dee says
Absolutely delicious! Thank you for a great recipe. I had to substitute grape seed oil with half Avocado oil and Olive oil and used a 7×11 dish instead.
I will be using this recipe often :).
Vicki Dee, thank you for your comment! I’m so glad to hear you’ll be using this recipe often.
Ava Shipley says
In the oven & I’m anxious to discover how this very dry ‘batter’ bakes. I thought I’d missed something to moisten it but no…just a very dry, crumbly batter is what I ended up with. If edible, I’ll let you know.
Ava, this batter is not dry if you follow the recipe and use almond flour. If you use coconut flour it will be exactly as you describe :-)
Lorena Ortiz says
Deliciosos!!!!! Me encantaron
Noelle An says
Can oil be substitute with butter?
Noelle, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
This recipe is very forgiving. I just wanted to let you know that I always use almond meal and only 2-3T of honey. I add nuts and leave out the dates..and sometimes I add sugar free chocolate chips for a treat! I’ve added sliced almonds and dried cranberries.. and the variations go on and on. Thank you for a great recipe that’s highly adaptable!
Anne Marie says
My family loves this recipe! We make it almost every week. Thank you, Elana.
Thanks Anne Marie! So glad to hear your family loves this recipe :-)
Amy Jean says
Wow, Anne Marie! in the oven now! I so enjoy Elana’s wonderful treats! 1st time making this one. Walnuts are incredibly healthy for us, & added the dates too! tks for your post!
Thanks Amy Jean!
Can coconut flour be substituted for almond flour (since almond flour is so expensive) and if yes, what would the ratio be? Thank you.!
Therese, thanks for your comment, for more on that go here:
Have a lovely day!
I love this recipe, I always bake it.
Ella, thanks for letting me know you love this recipe!
Hi, can I use coconut oil instead of grapeseed oil? Thank you
Zina, thanks for your comment I haven’t tried that so not sure.
Dee Light says
I am following a low carb diet and was missing a satisfying sweet. I love this recipe! I made it with maple syrup instead of honey, used avocado/canola oil and omitted the dates. A perfect bite – the bar is moist and the flavour reminds me of an english butter tart. I “crunched” the nutritional numbers on this (the numbers might vary a bit depending on which website used) Assuming 10 servings per pan, with and without dates
Without dates: Calories 261, Fat 22g, Protein 8g, Carbs 11g, Fibre 2.6 gr, Cholesterol 56mg
With dates: Calories 311, Fat 22g, Protein 9g, Carbs 24g, Fibre 4g, Cholesterol 56mg
Without the dates, this recipe is perfect for my low carb diet. Thanks Elana!
Dee, thanks for letting me know you love this recipe!