A super easy 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!

Apricot Oat Slice - Conventional Method

A super easy 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!
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Course: lunch box snacks, Slices
Cuisine: Baking, Healthy Snacks, lunch box snacks, Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 261kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave or stovetop
  • Oven

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

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Grease and line a 17X28cm rectangular baking tray with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Combine the oats, 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 it into slices.

Notes

This slice can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 week (or frozen 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