Gluten Free Date Squares

Perfect Gluten Free dessert to bring to a potluck or for your summer evening at home. Easy to make and a healthy treat!

Gluten Free Date Squares

Mary
I’ve always loved date squares so I created a gluten free version so I could enjoy them too!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12 Pieces
Calories 422 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Size Sauce Pan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 12 x 12 baking pan

Ingredients
  

Date Filling

  • 3.5 Cups Medjoul Dates
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Water Gradually add, just enough to make a date paste. Start with 1/2 Cup.

Crumble Base and Topping

  • 1 1/4 Cup Sorghum Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups Gluten Free Quick Oats
  • 1 Cup Packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup Salted Butter Softened
  • 1.5 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions
 

Date Filling

  • Combine Pitted Dates, Water, and Vanilla Extract in medium size sauce pan. If more water is needed gradually add to make a date paste.
  • Simmer low until dates breaks down. You don't want the mixture too runny or it will make the base soggy.

Crumble base and topping

  • Cream all crumble base ingredients except the pecans together until well blended, Divide in half.

Final Steps

  • Butter and lightly flour (with Sorghum Flour) baking pan.
  • Press half the crumble topping evenly into the baking pan, moving outward to the edges of the pan until it's completely covered.
  • Spread the date filling evenly on top of the base.
  • Sprinkle date filling with crumble topping until completely covered. Press down lightly. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the top.
  • Place baking dish into preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven onto cooling rack
  • Cut into 16 squares once completely cooled. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream for a richer dessert.
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