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Dole Date Almond Energy Bar Recipe- Sports Nutrition

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, dates, Energy Bars, Oats, sports nutrition, vegetarian
Servings: 12 bars


  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats, dry
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup dole whole pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line an 8X8 inch pan with parchment paper with an overlap on each side of pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, wheat germ, almonds, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the dates.
  • In another bowl, thoroughly whisk the honey, olive oil, almond butter, almond extract, and zest.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan, pack firmly into pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown at the edges.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Using the overlap of parchment, lift bars out of pan. Place on rack and cool completely. Cut into 12 squares.