Can you believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!? I must admit I have never been one of those people who are ready for Christmas ahead of time. I always say “next year I am starting earlier”… but, I never seem to actually get started earlier…
Something I love to do is bake for the holidays. My family has favorites that they always request, which I love to make… but, I have over the years taken their favorites and made them a little healthier! Some recipe variations work out great (and some not so much, I will admit!) but this is one of the great ones!
A traditional date square recipe is quite basic with flour, oats, sugar, and butter as the crumb mixture. This easy-to-make and delicious version has oat and coconut flour instead of white flour, coconut oil instead of butter or margarine, and coconut sugar and raisins instead of white sugar.
My mother makes her homemade mincemeat and always shares, and since my husband loves mincemeat pie and tarts, I thought I would try something different for him… and he absolutely loves them! 🙂
Here is my healthier version of a date square recipe, with mincemeat as the filling. It is a lovely festive recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!