Chia, date and walnut slice

14 November, 2015
Serves 30 Small servings
Equipment
Powerful high speed food processor e.g. Thermomix
Prep time
10m

Packed with fibre and healthy fats, this raw slice is a sweet treat with a satisfying fudge-like texture.  Dates are very high in fructose, so cut the slice into small portions (3cm squares) and make sure you share it! It keeps in the fridge for up to ten days,  or can be frozen.

Chia, date and walnut slice

Ingredients

  • 150 Grams
    Porridge oats
  • 90 Grams
    Walnuts
  • 35 Grams
    Shredded/desiccated coconut
  • 45 Grams
    Chia seeds (black or white)
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Cocoa powder
  • 2 Teaspoons
    Vanilla extract
  • 425 Grams
    Pitted dates
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Put the oats, walnuts, shredded coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon, cocoa powder and vanilla extract in a food processor and process until all the ingredients are finely chopped.

  2. With the blades moving, start to add the dates a few at a time, processing until all the dates have been added and the mixture is starting to come together. Add the coconut oil and whizz to combine thoroughly.

  3. Line a 8”/20cm round or 7”/18cm square tin with greaseproof paper and fill with the mixture, pressing down firmly and evenly, using a palette knife or the back of a spoon, smoothing the surface. Cover and refrigerate before slicing into small squares.

Nutrition: Chia seeds and walnuts are two of the best vegetarian sources of omega 3 fats. Soluble fibre in the oats help to slow down the rate that the fructose sugar from the dates is absorbed.

Reviews

  1. Baba

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    Please send TM5 speed and time settings

    • Amanda

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      This recipe requires a powerful food processor,so the Thermomix TM5, or older models are perfect. Weigh all the ingredients except the dates and coconut oil into the bowl and blend at speed 10 for around 1 minute, until finely chopped. With the lid on, put the measuring cup in place and weigh the dates onto the lid (I usually do this in two batches, as they won’t all fit). With the blades spinning at speed 10, use the measuring cup to slowly allow a few dates to drop into the mixture every few seconds, until they are all incorporated and well blended. Listen out for the rattling sound of any date kernels which hadn’t been removed properly and fish around in the mixture until you find them! Add the coconut oil, blend at speed 10 for another 20 seconds and then pour into the prepared tin.

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