Chia, date & walnut slice
Prep time: 10 minutes + chilling
Quick and easy to make, this slice makes the perfect sweet treat to enjoy with a cuppa or after dinner. You can swap the walnuts with any nut you like, almonds and macadamias are also a delicious option
150g (11/2 cups) rolled (porridge) oats
90g (¾ cup) walnut halves
35g (½ cup) shredded coconut
45g (¼ cup) chia seeds (white or black)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
425g pitted dried dates, chopped
Pure icing sugar, to serve
1. Place the oats, walnuts, coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla in a food processor and process until all the ingredients are finely chopped.
2. With the motor running, start adding the dates a few pieces at a time, until all the dates are added and mixture is starting to come together. Use clean hands to bring it together completely, adding 1-2 teaspoons of cold water if necessary.
3. Press the mixture evenly into a 20cm (8 inch) cake tin, smoothing the surface firmly with the back of a metal spoon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. To serve, dust with icing sugar and cut into thin wedges.
Tip: this slice will keep, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Note: this slice is easy to make, wheat free and satisfies sweet cravings, making it the perfect snack or after dinner treat with coffee.
wheat free, dairy free, vegetarian
Cal: 179 (753kj)
Sat fat: 1.6g
Total carbs: 24.2g