Muesli Slice

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This recipe has been adapted from an original one that was full of butter and golden syrup. It's quick, easy, and full of real food. This recipe uses a little oil, honey and mashed dates instead of sugar, and is chock full of fruits, seeds and nuts. Any combination of fruit and nuts is fine: almonds and brazil nuts work well so go for what you like. You can also vary the spices - ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg all work well.

Prep: 20mins|  Cook time: 30mins|  Serves: 20 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2cup dates, roughly chopped
  • 1T honey
  • 1cup rolled oats
  • 1/2cup shredded coconut
  • 2t mixed spice
  • 1t lemon juice - add zest too if you like
  • 1t baking soda, dissolved in 1T water
  • 1/2cup water
  • 2T oil
  • 1cup organic wholemeal flour
  • 1/2cup sesame seeds
  • 4cup mixed fruit & chopped nuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 handful pumpkin seeds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a slice tin with a small amount of butter or oil.
  2. Put dates in a saucepan with water. Simmer for around 10 minutes or until dates are soft.
  3. Once dates have softened, drain, mash with a fork, and return to saucepan. Stir in honey until melted and then add oil.
  4. Put oats, flour, coconut, spices and fruit and nuts into a large bowl. Add lemon juice, egg, baking soda and add in the date & honey mix.
  5. Mix everything until combined. The mix should be moist and crumbly.
  6. With wet hands, press the mix into the greased slice tin. Press pumpkin seeds into the top. Bake for about 30 mins or until golden brown.
  7. Cut into bars while still warm and remove from tin when cool. Will keep for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container.