|Organic Fruit & Nut Slice|
1 ½ cup organic dried apricots or organic dates, chopped
Big squeeze of lime juice
1 cup of organic wholemeal spelt flour
1 cup organic rolled oats
½ teaspoon mixed spice
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup organic rapadura sugar
30g organic butter
60g organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup ABC organic raw nut mix, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper, cutting to fit.
Place chopped fruit in a saucepan and cover (only just) with water. Bring to boil and allow to simmer until fruit becomes sticky. Turn off heat, squeeze lime over fruit and allow to cool.
Add flour, oats, spice, baking powder and rapadura to a bowl and mix well. Add melted butter and coconut oil plus vanilla extract to dry mixture. Mix together (may be a bit crumbly).
Spoon ¾ of this mixture into baking tin and press with hand making sure it is firmly laid along base of tin.
Mash the fruit slightly then layer on top of oat mixture. With the back of a spoon smooth over so the base is entirely covered.
Mix crushed nuts with left over oat mixture and sprinkle over fruit. Using your hands gently pat the nuts into fruit to flatten.
Bake for 20 minutes or until brown. Allow to cool then chop into desired size pieces.
Recipe shared by Lauren Edwards from www.food4life.com.au