Whole-wheat flour and dates provide fiber and nutrients to create these healthy snack bars, which would also be great for breakfast or dessert.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the honey, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir in the dates; set aside.

  • Combine the flour, soda, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. In a second mixing bowl, combine applesauce, syrup, egg whites and oil. Add applesauce mixture to the flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer until just combined (mixture will be crumbly). Stir in date mixture. Spoon batter in the prepared baking pan; press evenly into pan with fingers or the back of the spoon.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool bars on a wire rack. Remove bars from pan by lifting the edges of the foil. Cut into 24 bars (see Tips).


Tip: To store, wrap and freeze individual bars. Thaw before eating.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 9.4g; fat 0.8g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 10.3IU; vitamin c 1.9mg 3% DV; folate 6.9mcg 2% DV; calcium 11.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.6mg 4% DV; magnesium 21.3mg 8% DV; potassium 123.8mg 4% DV; sodium 36.2mg 1% DV.