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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  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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135 responses to “Date Walnut Bars”

  1. This is the most amazing recipe. I adore it, and have changed it many times and it always comes out. Sometimes I use almonds and almond flavoring. I’ve used a 1/8 cup of coconut flour and added 3 eggs. This morning I have a cup of banana instead of the dates. And I added 2 cups of flour and 4 eggs. It always turns out!!

    • Jeanette, omigolly thanks for your fantastic comment! So glad to hear that this is the most amazing recipe AND that you adore it :-)

  2. OMGOODNESS….if you want ooey gooey, this is it!! The walnuts and dates are pure perfection and it bakes up perfectly to a warm and sweet bite of crunchy flavor. Perfect for a quick and easy dessert. I had to substitute with olive oil, which I always have, and it turned out perfectly.

  3. I’ve been making this treat for a few years now… I sometimes use almond meal and it works great! I usually leave out the dates and add extra nuts (too much sugar in dates).. and it comes out wonderfully!
    I made this once and drizzled on a cinnamon, non dairy butter(1T), and Splenda (one packet) mix after it came out of the oven and was ahh-mazing!
    Thank you Elena for a versatile, delicious recipe!!!

  4. I used vanilla extract the first time I made it, it was already good. I used lemon extract the 2nd time I made it. It was even better!!! Thank you for all your good recipes. I’ve been following you for years!

  5. These are SO good! I used 1/4 C homemade date syrup instead of honey and subbed 1/2 C Enjoy Life chocolate chips for the 1C chopped dates. The texture is perfect and with the almond flour and walnuts has great flavor! Thank you for posting!
    Quick question: do these need to be refrigerated? or can they sit in my pantry if they are in a zip-loc bag?
    Thanks again!

    • Rachael, thanks for letting me know these are SO good! Once you put these in a ziploc bag I would refrigerate :-)

  6. I made these today and subbed coconut oil for the oil and used orange extract instead of vanilla and they came out great! Can’t wait to try them with vanilla too. ( I was out of vanilla and had to work with what I had on hand)

  7. What have I done wrong ??Followed the recipe exactly but the ‘batter’ was dry and the bars just crumbled. So disappointed.

    • Lacey, I’m so sorry I can’t be of more help with this. I haven’t eaten typical gluten-free flours since 2001, the year that I went grain-free :-)

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