Saturday, 22 November 2014

Toasted Coconut & Date Slice

The other weekend I had it in my mind that I wanted to bake a healthy slice. So I looked through all my recipe books and searched online, with no luck! Eventually I came across a date and coconut slice recipe from One Handed Cooks  but after pressing the mixture into the pan realised I had forgotten a key ingredient- the coconut! As it turns out, the coconut on the top of the slice rather than mixed in it turned out really well as it gave a lovely toasted coconut flavour. You'll notice there's no sugar in this recipe which is because the dates give a lovely natural sweetness without being over-powering. This slice makes a great healthy snack!

Toasted Coconut & Date Slice

1 C pitted dates, roughly chopped
½ C water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 C wholemeal plain flour
1 C rolled oats
¼ C flaked almonds
1.5Tbsp (30g) table spread, melted (or oil)
½ C apple puree
¼ C desiccated coconut (unsweetened)

  1.       Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 20cm square dish with baking paper.
  2.       Put dates and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring     until the water is just absorbed and the dates are smooth.
  3.       Remove date mixture from heat and add lemon juice and apple puree.
  4.       Combine flour, oats, almonds and table spread or oil in a medium     sized bowl. Add dates and stir to combine.
  5.       Press mixture in square dish and sprinkle with coconut. Bake for ~25 minutes or until slice is cooked and coconut is golden.

Makes 16 squares

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