Chia, date & walnut slice
A sweet treat with a satisfying fudge-like texture
About this Recipe
This raw slice is packed with fibre and healthy fats. 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.
30 small servings
Step by Step Instructions
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
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.
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.
Line a 20cm round or 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.
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.
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