Healthy Oat and Date Slice (refined sugar-free with a dairy-free option)

This Healthy Oat and Date Slice is so quick and easy to prepare! Filled with oats, chia seeds and dates… it’s the perfect clean eating treat!

Hello there! It’s so nice to see you… now let me introduce you to this delicious and healthy oat and date slice. I know, I know… there’s been a surprising number of healthier recipes on the blog lately (what is happening to meeeee!!??).

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

This is actually an old recipe that I posted a couple of years ago. But (like ALL of my old posts), the photos made me cringe majorly… which meant that I also never shared it on social media (because… embarrassing!!). But it’s far too good not to share. So here it is… all fresh, nice and new!

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

Now I have to tell you that this slice isn’t overly sweet at all – in fact it’s quite the opposite!! If you’re after a sugar-filled treat, then my Date Crumble Slice is FREAKING AMAZING!!! But if you’re after a healthy treat, this is for you!!

Healthy Oat and Date SliceThe texture of this slice is really hard to explain. It’s certainly not a hard and crunchy slice… quite the opposite. If you think about a really dense banana bread, it’s a bit like that (but with some chunkier bits from the oats). Hmm – clearly describing textures is not my forte.

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

So my healthy goddesses, if you want to quick, easy and delish little healthy treat, this baby is for you. It will kick your 3pm sugar cravings in the butt while leaving you feeling fab.

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

PS. If you’d like this slice to be dairy-free, simply drizzle dairy-free chocolate over the top (or leave it off completely).

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

So tell me… what’s your favourite ‘healthified’ sweet treat?

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

Ooh and if you’ve still got some dates left over after making this slice, you should totally make my Honey, Date, Oat & Nut Energy Bars!

 

Healthy Oat and Date Slice

Oat and Date Slice

This Healthy Oat and Date Slice is so quick and easy to prepare! Filled with oats, chia seeds and dates... it's the perfect clean eating treat!
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Course: Slices
Cuisine: Healthy Choices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 197

Ingredients

  • 300 g pitted dates roughly chopped
  • 2 cups (500g) water
  • 1 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 2 cups (180g) quick oats or rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons LSA ground linseed, almond and sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 50 g dark chocolate to drizzle

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (or 160 degrees fan forced). Grease and line a 18 X 28cm rectangular slice tin and set aside. 
  • Place the chopped dates into a saucepan with the water. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until softened and the mixture has started to thicken. 
  • Add the bi-carb soda and stir to combine (it will froth up). 
  • Add the rolled oats, chia seeds, LSA and honey and stir to combine. If the slice is a little too dry or wet, simply add more oats or water.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the slice tin.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until slightly golden and firm to the touch. 
  • Allow to cool in the tray. 
  • Drizzle over the dark chocolate.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (or 160 degrees fan forced). Grease and line a 18 X 28cm rectangular slice tin and set aside. 
  • Place the dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 10, 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat. 
  • Add the water and cook on Reverse, Speed 3, 6 minutes, 90 degrees. 
  • Add the bi-carb soda and mix on Reverse Speed 2, 2 seconds. 
  • Add the honey, oats, chia seeds and LSA and mix on Reverse, Speed 4 until combined (use the spatula to assist). If the slice is a little too dry or wet, simply add more oats or water.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the slice tin.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until slightly golden and firm to the touch. 
  • Allow to cool in the tray. 
  • Drizzle over the dark chocolate.

Notes

This slice is not overly sweet. It will stay soft as it has a similar texture to a dense banana bread. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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Healthy Oat & Date Slice

56 thoughts on “Healthy Oat and Date Slice (refined sugar-free with a dairy-free option)”

  1. Judith Causon says:


    I was looking for a healthy slice containing dates and oatmeal and came across this recipe. I had no chia seeds and just a little LSA, so I used almond meal to substitute for both. I also used rice malt syrup instead of honey, which my body doesn’t like. This also makes it vegan for those who want it. Thank you for a great recipe.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Fantastic!!!!! So glad you liked it!! xx

  2. Sarah says:


    Just made these this morning and they are delicious. I’m a huge sweet tooth but I think these are just sweet enough to curb those cravings!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! xx

  3. Sheree says:


    Love the idea! I added cacao powder and extra oats, but blitzed half the oats so it was a bit more dense, it passed the kids and hubby test, they wanted more….Thanks for the recipe

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Fantastic!!!!!! xx

  4. Anne Marie says:

    Hi
    I am diabetic. How much carbohydrate is in a piece say 5cm x 5 cm?
    Any idea of the sugar content?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Anne Marie, my apologies – I’m slowly going through my recipes to add the calorie info (but haven’t got to this one yet… there’s over 800 to get through first… eeeek!). I’d recommend in the meantime, popping the ingredients into an online calorie calculator. xx

  5. miro says:

    hello, do you know the calories In this slice?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi there, my apologies but our older recipes don’t include calorie info (all of our new ones do!).

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