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.
8 x
Nutritional Information
Per Serving
  • Energy: 383 KJ
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Total fat: 1.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7g
  • Sodium: 14mg
  • To Prep: 10 minutes
  • To Cook: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 2 medium apples
  • 0.33333 cups water
  • 0.25 cups margarine
  • 2 cups seeded dates
  • 2 cups natural muesli
  • 0.5 cups plain flour
  • 0.5 cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon 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 coarsely grated apple (core removed but skin on), 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 into 32 pieces.

Credits

LiveLighter © State of Western Australia 2013

Dietitians Note

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.