Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chewy Oats,Dates,Figs and Orange Crumb Bars

I am in a spring cleaning mode these days, the reason being my mother coming to stay with us for few weeks. So I am fearing that she may notice a speck of dust here or there and look at me with her questioning eyes... there is no way that any dirt or dust can escape her eyes...though I am myself a cleanliness freak my mother tops me in this aspect... she successfully manages house and office with great finesse.

But I am too happy also... I will get to eat lot of good food prepared by her... she prepares countless yummy dishes... and I hope I will be able to post some yummy laddoos made by her.

Now coming back to these bars... I agree that the title is too long, but there is no other way to describe these healthy bars...they are filled with goodness of oats, dates, figs, oranges ,walnuts and made with whole wheat flour. So I have been taking 2 of these bars in my breakfast along with my favourite cup of ginger chai and I am all geared up to do some more of cleaning :-)

For the Filling:

Dates- 1 cup (pitted and chopped)
Dried Figs- 1 cup (chopped)
Orange Juice- 1/4 cup
Zest of 1 orange
Walnuts- 1/4 cup( chopped)
Water- 1/2 cup
Salt- a pinch
Nutmeg Powder- 1/4 tsp

For the crumbs:

Quick Cooking oats- 2 cups
Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup
White granulated Sugar- 1/4 cup
Dates Syrup- 3 tbsp
Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 2 tbsp
Whole Milk- 1/4 cup

  • Mix all the ingredients of the filling except zest and walnuts and cook in a saucepan for 10 to 15 minutes or till everything gets mushy.
  • Switch off the gas and mix in the orange zest and walnuts.
  • Prepare crumb mixture by mixing all the ingredients nicely. The final mixture should be crumbly but should hold together when pressed.
  • Grease a square baking dish and spread half of the crumb mixture in bottom of the pan and press down.
  • Now spread the filling mixture evenly on top of the crumb mix.
  • Spread remaining half of crumb mixture on top of the filling and press gently.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree C for about 25-30 mins or until crumbs turns golden.
Cool and cut into square pieces.

Sending this to Hearth and Soul # 31
Sending this to CWF- Oats event started by Sumadhura and hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes and Champa's Bake off.


  1. They look so temptingly healthy :)

  2. truly scrumptious looking - the texture and the combo of ingredients is great !!

  3. Thanks for the lovely entry to WWC on Lite Bite. It surely looks healthy and delicious breakfast!

  4. Wat a healthy bars, i dont bother to start my day with this delicious bars..Thanks for sending to CWF..

  5. wow...amazing blog you have...very innovative n tasty recipes..happy to follow u..
    do drop in mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite

  6. lovely looking bars...ans so healthy. Just by looking at them I am geared up to do more work...keep rocking. First time here and what a wonderful space u have...will be regular here.Very glad to follow U. Drop by my space sometime....

  7. Seriously? These sound beyond fantastic! So much goodness packed into each little bar. I'm with you...cut me a bar and I'll pour the chai. Thanks so much for sharing these w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  8. First time here....
    bar looks healthy and delicious...glad to follow u...
    check my space when u find time :)

  9. First time here,you have a wonderful space..fantastic recipe,healthy and delicious bars,
    do drop in mine when you get time.

  10. Thats one healthy looking bar u got there....

  11. Bars are so nutritious. Wonderful combination of healthy ingredients..

  12. Nutritious bar looks delicious.Makes a healthy snack.

  13. ur bars resembles shop bars.......perfectly done

  14. I am an absolute clean freak too .. I can imagine your excitement .. i miss my mom's cooked food .. they are the best Chef's in the world !! We buy a lot of such healthy bar .. and i always wanted to try making one at home .. thanks for this recipe :) Happy cleaning ;)

  15. what a healthy little treat! They sounds absolutely delicious!

  16. Now..that is something I can eat for breakfast everyday without having to think twice :)

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  17. Thanks..@tahmeem, Priya S, Sanjeeta, Priya,Girlichef, Krithi, Nisa, Gayathri, Suma, Pushpa, Savitha, Peggy and Aipi.
    Also thanks to Jay, Reva, Divya, Suja and Kankana for their first visits on my blog.

  18. bouthe he aacha blog lagaa aapka mujhe

    Keep Visiting My Blog Thanx...
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  19. Hi. Thanks for leaving your encouraging comments in my space.
    Spent some time exploring ur space and loved ur innovation.
    The bars look and sound too good.Perfect for breakfast even for kids lunch box.


  20. Looks yum and healthy indeed have a lovely blog ...

  21. Thank you for a healthy entry.

  22. bouth he aache dish hai ,...yummyy.. keep smile

    Keep Visiting My Blog Thanx...
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  23. Stopping by from Hearth n Soul, these cookie bars sound delicious.

  24. Oh my Gosh...this is an amazing bar, full of healthy and nutritive ingredients. Very well made and well explained. I am surely going to it a shot soon. I loved your date bar...too gud !!!

  25. your little bars just call my name. they are truly amazing. healthy and delicious, perfect for a lack-of-energy afternoon snack
    thanks for sharing

  26. Healthy-licious bars! I could eat them with a cup of oozing hot chocolate while reading a book.Life. My mother is also a clean-freak but she doesn't freak me out. I learn valuable things from her which makes my life now, easy. Bravo to all mothers in the world!

  27. Very pleasing looking oats bar,healthy choice of breakfast/snack!

  28. I luv ur version of bars...looks super yum

  29. Hi Raji,

    I just feel like grabbing it from there right now and looks cute and wonderful. Simply creative i say!!!!


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