Friday, 20 May 2016

Gluten Free Date Squares

The past few weeks have been stressful on our family and extended family as we wait for a loved one to heal.  Comfort food always seems to be the best thing to serve at these times and Date Squares fit into this category for us.  As a child I remember visiting Aunt Marjorie and sitting down to table with a glass of Niagara Dry Ginger Ale and her homemade date squares.   Here is Aunt Marjorie’s recipe converted to be gluten free.

  • 350 grams dates chopped
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten free cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthium gum
  • 3/4 cup butter substitute
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar

  1. In a sauce pan add chopped dates, water and 1/4 of coconut sugar bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes set aside to cool.
  2. Mix the remaining 6 ingredients together and divide in half.
  3. Grease or line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper
  4. Cover the bottom of the pan evenly with 1/2 the oats mixture and press this down
  5. Pour the cooled date mixture evenly on top of the pressed oats mixture
  6. Cover with the remaining oats mixture and lightly pat this down
  7. Bake at 350 F for 30 minute

From our table to yours
Grandma Snyder

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