Pistachio, Date & Almond Bars (Vegan & Gluten free)

All the flavours of a beautiful middle eastern dessert – pistachios, dates and ground almonds. Some of my all time favourites – and the bars turn a gorgeous green colour from the pistachios – pretty special.

Like many of my easy bar recipes, they are incredibly easy to make, its just a matter of blitzing all the ingredients in a food processor, and then baking. But I think this is my favourite to date – Perfect for breakfast, snacks or a delicious dessert with some banana nice cream or coconut yogurt.

Sweetened with banana and dates making them sweet and squidgy – I’m in love!

I hope you enjoy, much love Niki xxx

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  aprox 12 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  20 minutes cook time


  • 150g pistachios shelled 
  • 300g medjool dates pitted or dates soaked to soften fur a few hrs 
  • 2 small ripe bananas 
  • 3 tbsp tahini 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 1 tsp cardamom 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice 
  • Pinch sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 100g ground almonds 
  • 50g  porridge oats – gluten free
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts


  • Cacao nibs
  • Chopped nuts
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Pre heat you oven to 180c 
  2. Add the pistachios to your food processor and blitz to a fine crumb, now add the dates, banana & tahini into your food processor or high speed blender and blitz until you get a paste. 
  3. Next add in the vanilla, cinnamon, mixed spice, salt, baking powder. Blitz again then add in the oats and ground almonds and pulse so that everything is combined. 
  4. Finally add in the cacao nips and chopped nuts and pulse a couple of times to mix through. 
  5. Grease your baking tray with a little coconut oil then add the mix to the bottom. Press into the corners, Top with more nuts, seeds and cacao nips – press in a little. 
  6. And then bake for aprox 18 minutes. 
  7. Allow to cool a little before eating – if you can! 

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  1. marge on March 28, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Not very good. All I taste is banana and a little tiny bit of spice. Had to bake way longer than 18 minutes too. I wouldn’t make this again.

    • Niki on June 2, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      Sorry it wasn’t to your taste marge.
      Niki xxx

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