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.

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  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
  4. Fold walnuts and dates into batter
  5. Scoop batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  6. Bake at 350°F for 22-30 minutes
  7. Cool and serve
These are SO good! Thank you for posting!

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!

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117 responses to “Date Walnut Bars”

  1. These are crazy delicious!
    I’ve made them before and was very happy but today I decided to turn them into bran muffins.
    I added 1/2 cup oat bran and 1/4 cup applesauce.
    I used maple syrup instead of honey.
    Baked for 27 minutes but recommend checking at 24 or 25 minutes.
    They were awesome!

  2. We both love these bars! Made them the other day and only had one cup of almond flour. So I added 1/8 cup of coconut flour and two extra eggs. Really worked great. I’ll be making them this way for awhile!

  3. In love! I’ve saved this recipe and it’s now going to be on my weekly baking list! Had to use coconut oil and melt it but seemed to work fine regardless, also put some desiccated coconut on the top – my mother has already eaten a third of it and I’m just hoping it will last until the rest of the family get to try it :) can’t wait to add different ingredients it will be like a new treat every week! The texture is amazing, it’s better than cake (and that’s saying something!) thanks heaps!!!

  4. YUM! I didn’t have dates or honey (my husband goes through both like a Dyson animal, lol).But I had a craving and couldn’t get this recipe off my mind. So I substituted maple syrup and prunes and they are fantastic. I love recipes that are forgiving when your pantry comes up short. Thank you, Elana, can’t wait for breakfast so I can have another!

  5. I LOVE this recipe! I have made it several times and make it as a loaf. It is absolutely delicious and everyone that has tried it loves it too!!!!!!!!!

  6. Yum! I loved the flavor of these bars, the combination of walnuts and dates is perfect. The only changes I made to the recipe is that I omitted the oil and agave for a total 1/2 cup of unsweetened organic apple sauce, added and a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 40 drops of organic liquid stevia. Superb! It was moist and fluffy, more like a soft cake than a bar. I highly recommend replacing the oil & agave with fruit purée. Next time I think I will try pistachios and cranberries with the applesauce. Thank you so much for posting this Elana, I feel amazing when I eat your recipes. Healthier and better able to tackle my food issues (wheat, dairy, sugar) while still eating well and enjoying the occasional treat. Thanks again!


  7. I just made these yesterday while snowed in and everyone LOVED them! They were so moist and tasty and I followed the recipe exactly.

    I will be making these again for sure! And actually I will probably need to make them sooner rather than later becuase they are all gone!!

    Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  8. I just made these and they are incredibly good! I didn’t have grapeseed oil so I used roasted almond oil. Super easy recipe–I will be making these again and again! Thank you.

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