I just can’t get enough of dates!
It could have something to do with being Middle Eastern, growing up, a treat usually consisted of a Medjool date with a walnut stuffed inside. So I just love them. Yum!
You’re going to love this oat slice which is a super quick thing to make, totally scrumptious, and perfect for lunch boxes.
This recipe makes a loaf with 10 sliced servings.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min
100 grams butter
c½ cup coconut sugar (love the caramel flavour it imparts and it goes really well with the dates)
½ cup Medjool dates, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
1 cup Spelt flour
1 cup oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
2. Grease and line a 9 x 22cm loaf tin with parchment paper.
3. Melt butter in small saucepan, once melted keep on very low heat and whisk in the sugar until smooth.
4. Turn heat off, add dates and stir through. I highly recommend dipping the finger in to make sure it tastes ok.
5. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in egg and vanilla.
6. Add flour, oats, chia and sunflower seeds and stir until combined.
7. If mixture appears too wet, add in more oats and flour and stir through
8. Pour into loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes.
9. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, turn out onto a wire rack.
10. Once cool, slice into bars and pop into lunchboxes.
This recipe can be frozen after slicing.
If texture is an issue you can grind up the sunflower and chia seeds before adding to the mixture.
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