Date Walnut Bars

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

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  • 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
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
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Both my husband and younger son really enjoyed this paleo dessert! My older son barely noticed them since they do not contain chocolate.

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These are SO good! Thank you for posting!


135 responses to “Date Walnut Bars”

  1. 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!

  2. Can coconut flour be substituted for almond flour (since almond flour is so expensive) and if yes, what would the ratio be? Thank you.!

  3. 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!

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