Blueberry Banana Bars | Vegan and Gluten-Free Snacks | Vegan Dessert with Dates

Are you looking for a vegan and gluten-free snack or dessert? That’s what I wanted when I searched this recipe. I am trying to eat more whole-food plant-based because I hear its really good to balance your hormones. 
I eat everything but this week I decided to go vegetarian to start. I really wanted a nice dessert, but one that didn’t come out of a package with a long list of ingredients. So, I found a way to use that old banana and the dates we have on the counter. I was SUPER SURPRISED. these are delicious and can be a snack, dessert, or even breakfast. It’s almost like having an awesome oatmeal bowl in a bar form. So, even though I don’t have to grab and go out these days, I would definitely make these before hand if I had to go out and about. 

While you’ll love this recipe: 

  • no flour- its made with whole grain oats
  • no refined sugars – its sweetened with dates
  • no eggs so it doesn’t have any added fat except the natural fats in the walnuts
  • its dessert but still feels like you’re doing your body good

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Banana Blueberry Bars

Ingredients (makes 12 bars): 

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and halved
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice
  • 3 cups rolled oats, divided
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 large or 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 8″x8″ or 9″x9″ square baking dish
  • Blender
  • 2 bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
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To your happy and healthy life, 


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