Happy June and happy Monday, to ya! June always makes summer feel official. I’m sorry, I don’t have the most summery of recipes for you today, but if you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!

If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted a dessert recipe and I knew you guys would love these Banana Date Blondies. If it’s not a dessert recipe you’re after, these work fabulously as breakfast bars or snack bars. My picky kiddos even enjoy these healthier blondies.

If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!

I’ve been making this recipe for quite some time. It’s just one of those go-to sweets that you don’t feel too guilty for devouring. They’re also dang easy to throw together- if I need a quick and easy dessert, that I know everyone will love, I make these blondies. All you’ll need is one bowl, so cleanup’s a cinch.

If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!

Naturally sweetened mostly with extra ripe bananas and diced dates… the flavor is incredibly scrumptious. A perfect little after dinner treat with creamy coffee or hot tea. They’re very adaptable too- throw in some chopped walnuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut or better yet… how about some chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.

If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!

I’ve even used my favorite pancake mix instead of flour to make these and it worked perfectly. So easy peasy, but most importantly, they’re soooo tasty too!

If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!
If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!
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Nutrition Facts
Banana Date Blondies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Cholesterol 18.6mg6%
Sodium 74.7mg3%
Carbohydrates 18.1g6%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 11.6g13%
Protein 1.5g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:20 small bars
Banana Date Blondies
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!
Ingredients
  • • 1 cup flour I used whole wheat pastry flour. These also work well with spelt flour, all purpose flour and even pancake mix (see note.
  • • ½ cup coconut sugar regular sugar or brown sugar would work
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • • 2 very ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
  • • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil other oils would work
  • • 2 eggs whisked
  • • ¾ cup finely chopped dates
  • • ½ cup chopped walnuts dried fruit or chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray an 8x8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour or pancake mix, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Create a well in the center of the combined dry ingredients. In the center, whisk eggs, banana and oil together. Then stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in dates and any other optional ingredients (if using).
  3. Transfer batter to prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  4. Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting- enjoy!
Recipe Notes

-This recipe works fabulously using pancake mix, specifically Kodiak Cake Pancake Mix, instead of flour. If using pancake mix, omit the baking powder and salt.
-When measuring out flour or pancake mix- spoon mix into measuring cup and use a knife to level, for most accurate measurements.
-If feeding a crowd, double the recipe and use a 9x13 baking pan.
-Nutritional information not calculated with optional ingredients.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: breakfast bar, Dessert bar, snack bar

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If you need a quick and easy sweet treat that everyone will love, give my Banana Date Blondies a try!

If you like this recipe, check out a couple of other similar snack bar recipes!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

Honey Almond Oat Snack Bars

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Almond Butter Honey Cheerio Bars

Almond Butter Honey Cheerio Bars

Something to think about….

What’s your favorite go-to sweet treat recipe?

Who else is excited it’s summertime? Any fun plans?