Apricot Oat Slice

A simple and budget-friendly Apricot Oat Slice that’s perfect for lunch boxes… and takes only 10 minutes to make! Plus it’s fussy-kid approved too!

Pieces of apricot oat slice and some dried apricots

This apricot oat slice recipe is based on my popular ANZAC Slice recipe, but with the addition of delicious dried apricots and white chocolate chips.

Like my passionfruit slice, apple crumble slice, and creamy lemon slice, this recipe is absolutely bursting with fruit flavour… and I think you’re going to LOVE it!

Long apricot oat slices next to each other on a piece of parchment paper on top of a wooden cutting board

Whether you make this oat slice using a Thermomix or a microwave or stovetop – this recipe so easy! It only uses one bowl (regardless of the method you choose!) and is ready in just 10 minutes.

Even better, this recipe uses mostly pantry staples, so it’s easy on your wallet, too.

Apricot oat slice cut into squares with some dried apricots nearby

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

One Bowl Recipe – Only one bowl means less mess and fewer dishes to clean (more time to eat!)
Ready in 10 Minutes – No standing over a hot oven for hours waiting on a tasty snack. This recipe is ready in just a few minutes!
Budget Recipe – Made with mostly fridge and pantry staples, this recipe is not only easy, it’s inexpensive, too!

An square of apricot oat slice on a piece of paper surrounded by other slices and dried apricots

What You Need

  • rolled oats – you can use quick oats too
  • plain flour – also known as all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar – light or dark brown sugar is fine to use (I generally use light brown sugar)
  • desiccated coconut – made from fresh coconut that has been shredded and dried, you can either buy it or make your own
  • butter – salted or unsalted butter is fine (my personal preference is salted butter as it balances the sweetness)
  • golden syrup – while golden syrup can be hard to find in certain parts of the world, it’s fairly easy to make at home or you can substitute with honey or corn syrup
  • water
  • bicarbonate of soda – also known as baking soda
  • dried apricots – these can be bought from the dried fruit section of your supermarket
  • white chocolate chips – optional, but highly recommended for an extra bite of sweetness
All the ingredients for apricot slice in individual white bowls on a white marble counter

How to Make an Oat Slice with Apricots in Just 10 Minutes

Step 1 – Prep the Baking Tray & Mix Wet Ingredients

Line a rectangular baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

Add the butter, golden syrup and water to a microwave-safe bowl and heat on 50% power in 30 second bursts until melted.

A bowl with butter, golden syrup and water, and a second bowl with these ingredients melted together

Step 2 – Add the Dry Ingredients

Add the rolled oats, plain flour, brown sugar and desiccated coconut and mix until combined. Allow to cool slightly.

Four steps of mixing dry ingredients then adding wet ingredients and then mixing

Step 3 – Add the Apricots & White Chocolate, then Bake

Add the dried apricots and white chocolate chips to the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly.

Bake until lightly golden brown. Leave in the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to let it cool completely. When the slice is fully cool, cut it into slices.

Four steps showing adding the apricots and white chocolate chips and mixing, then adding the mixture to a baking tray

Recipe Tips & FAQ

How do I store my slice?

You can store this recipe in an airtight container (no need to refrigerate) up to 3 days.

Does this apricot oat slice freeze well?

Absolutely! It will keep in the freezer for about a month.

Are oat slices healthy?

This slice is homemade and therefore contains absolutely NO additives or flavourings! While it still has a small amount of brown sugar and golden syrup, it is a far healthier option than store-bought muesli bar varieties.

How many calories are in it?

Each (very generous!) slice contains approx 260 calories – however, you can omit the chocolate chips to reduce the calories if you prefer.

How can I slice this perfectly without it breaking up?

For perfectly cut slices, place the slice in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Use a very sharp serrated knife to cut through the slice. 

Can I use different fruit?

Sure. If you don’t have dried apricots, you can use other dried fruits, like cranberries, peaches, or even dried strawberries.

Pieces of apricot oat slice cut into squares on a piece of paper with dried apricots

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Pieces of oat slice with apricots on baking paper.

Apricot Oat Slice

A simple and budget-friendly Apricot Oat Slice that's perfect for lunch boxes… and takes only 10 minutes to make! Plus it's fussy-kid approved too!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Slices
Cuisine: western
Keyword: oat slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 261kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats (or quick oats)
  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 2/3 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (65g) desiccated coconut
  • 125 g butter chopped
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g dried apricots chopped
  • 100 g white chocolate chips optional

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Grease and line a 17cm X 28cm rectangular baking tray with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Combine the rolled oats, plain flour, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl.
  • Place the butter, golden syrup and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring each time, until melted. Stir through the bicarb-soda.
  • Stir the butter mixture through the oat mixture. Allow to cool slightly. 
  • Fold through the chopped dried apricots and chocolate chips. 
  • Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When the slice has cooled completely, cut into slices (see notes).

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line a 17cm X 28cm rectangular baking tray with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the butter, golden syrup and water into the Thermomix bowl. Melt for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Add the bi-carbonate of soda and mix for 5 seconds, Speed 3. 
  • Add the rolled oats, plain flour, brown sugar and coconut to the Thermomix bowl and mix on Reverse, Speed 3, 10 seconds. Allow to cool slightly. 
  • Add the dried apricots and white chocolate chips and mix on 5 seconds, Reverse, Speed 3. Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. When the slice has cooled, cut it into slices (see notes).

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
  • rolled oats – you can use quick oats too
  • plain flour – also known as all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar – light or dark brown sugar is fine to use (I generally use light brown sugar)
  • desiccated coconut – made from fresh coconut that has been shredded and dried, you can either buy it or make your own
  • butter – salted or unsalted butter is fine (my personal preference is salted butter as it balances the sweetness)
  • golden syrup – while golden syrup can be hard to find in certain parts of the world, it’s fairly easy to make at home or you can substitute with honey or corn syrup
  • water
  • bicarbonate of soda – also known as baking soda
  • dried apricots – these can be bought from the dried fruit section of your supermarket
  • white chocolate chips – optional, but highly recommended for an extra bite of sweetness
More Recipe Tips
Are oat slices healthy?
This slice is homemade and therefore contains absolutely NO additives or flavourings! While it still has a small amount of brown sugar and golden syrup, it is a far healthier option than store-bought muesli bar varieties.
Calories – Each (very generous!) slice contains approx 260 calories – however, you can omit the chocolate chips to reduce the calories if you prefer.
Dried fruit substitutes –If you don’t have dried apricots, you can use other dried fruits, like cranberries, peaches, or even dried strawberries.
Slicing – for perfectly cut slices, place the slice in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Use a very sharp serrated knife to cut through the slice. 
Storing – This slice can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Freezing – freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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10 Comments
  1. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    So easy to make and the whole family loved it! Will make this one regularly.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yippee!!! xx

  2. Nutan says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The pictures do not do it justice. I was worried it would be too sweet but not at all – it was perfect. The only thing i did differently was leave out the coconut (boyfriend hates it) and cooked for longer – probably about 40 minutes in the end.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay! That’s so awesome to hear!!!! xxx

  3. Sandra says:

    Looks delicious. Is there something else I can use other than coconut as we have allergies to all nuts in the family?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Sandra, you can simply omit it and add a little extra oats. xx

  4. Rhonda trewin says:

    Thankyou just put this easy slice together I am sure will not last long

  5. Maggie Davie says:

    5 stars
    Another wonderful slice . Thank you Lucy just made two slice and have to resist from eating them.

    1. Lucy says:

      That’s the hardest part!!!

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