Make this easy, healthy Polynesian Fruit Bars recipe the next time you are looking for a delicious, healthy dessert! In this cooking video Karen Breyer will show you step-by-step how to make Polynesian Fruit Bars. This fruit bar recipe is so easy to make and full of delicious, healthy, easy to find ingredients.
Need a healthy dessert recipe for a crowd? This Polynesian Fruit Bar recipe makes about 12 – 16 servings so there is plenty for everyone! If you happen to have some leftover fruit bars they are healthy enough to eat for breakfast the next day! Watch this cooking video and make this Polynesian Fruit Bar recipe today!
- 1 cup oat flour (blended oats)
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups coconut, unsweetened
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup banana, mashed
- 1 cup (more if needed) orange juice
- 20 ounce can pineapple, crushed (unsweetened)
- 2 cups dates, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In blender or food processor, blend enough oats to make 1 cup oat flour.
- In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup oat flour, 3 cups oats, coconut, walnuts, and salt.
- In another bowl, mix together the banana and orange juice.
- Then combine the juice mixture with the dry ingredients. If needed, add more orange juice to make the oat mixture hold together.
- Press half of the oat mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan and set aside.
- Add the pineapple and dates to a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer while stirring frequently. Cook and stir until the mixture is thickened.
- Spread thickened fruit mixture over the oat mixture.
- Top with remaining oat mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until the fruit bars start to brown.
To make the oat flour, blend enough old fashioned oats to make 1 cup of oat flour. I sometimes make enough oat flour to make another Polynesian Fruit Bars recipe later.
See a cooking demonstration of this Polynesian Fruit Bars recipe on the Cooking Lessons for Dad YouTube channel.