Date and Muesli Slice

This delicious snack made of dates, apples, muesli and spice is a lovely little morsel to enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee on a cold winters day.
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Details
  • Makes 32
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 10 Minutes Prep
  • 35 Minutes Cook
  • Medium
Nutrition
  • Energy 383kJ
  • Protein 1.6g
  • Fat (total) 1.7g
  • - Saturated Fat 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate (total) 16.7g
  • Sodium 14mg

Ingredients

Olive or canola oil spray

2 medium apples, core removed, coarsely grated with skin on

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup margarine

2 cups dates, seeded

2 cups natural muesli

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray a slice tin (approx. 25 x 30 cm) with oil.
  3. Add apple, water, margarine and dates to a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the apple is soft.
  5. Cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes and stir occasionally until mixture thickens to a paste-like consistency.
  6. While apple and date mixture is cooking, place muesli in a large frypan. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Sift flours into a large bowl, returning husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl.
  8. Add cinnamon and muesli to the flours and mix to combine.
  9. Stir into the date mixture then spoon into prepared tin.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes until firm.
  11. Cool in tin before cutting.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

Full of fruit and fibre this little treat is a great alternative to many packaged biscuits. Why not make a batch and freeze them, they make great lunch box snacks or are perfect for when visitors pop in.

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Provider Acknowledgement

Recipe and image reproduced with permission from LiveLighter © State of Western Australia 2013.

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