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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: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 197kcal

Equipment

  • Stove-top or Thermomix
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 300 g pitted dates roughly chopped
  • 500 g (2 cups) water
  • 1 ½ tsp bi-carb soda
  • 180 g (2 cups) rolled oats or quick 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 160 degrees fan forced (or 180 degrees conventional). Grease and line a 18cm 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 consistency 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 160 degrees fan forced (or 180 degrees conventional). Grease and line a 18cm x 28cm rectangular slice tin and set aside. 
  • Place the dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 2 seconds, Speed 10. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat. 
  • Add the water and cook for 6 minutes, Reverse, 90 degrees, Speed 3. 
  • Add the bi-carb soda and mix for 2 seconds, Reverse, Speed 2. 
  • 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

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredient Notes:
  • Rolled oats or quick oats - either are fine to use in this recipe.
  • LSA is a ground mixture of linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds.This blend creates a tasty, nutty mixture that contains essential fats (omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids), as well as Vitamin B and fibre. You can blend your own if you wish.
  • Dairy free option - you could source a 'dairy-free' chocolate. Another alternative would be to use carob instead of chocolate.
More Recipe Tips:
  • This slice is not overly sweet - and it will stay soft as it has a similar texture to a dense banana bread. 
  • Storing - this slice can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Freezing - wrap well in foil, either whole or as pieces, in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost completely before consuming.

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