I aways want something sweet after dinner, or sometimes in the afternoon with a cup of tea.
I found this recipe in The Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall’s book, Weightloss Warrior (How to win the battle within). It’s full of motivational advice, exercise and recipes – it’s a great book. I remember thinking that when I first read it back in 2011. But winning the battle within is damn hard and I’ve gained 10kg since then (go Alex) but that’s me, a rebel.
Anyway, there’s a recipe in Tiffiny’s book for fruity oat slice. I like to call it apricot slice as that’s the dominant fruit for me. It is simple, healthy (well not UN-healthy) and absolutely yummy. It has no refined sugar (just lots of fruit) and it is something you could enjoy a small bit of every day. It’s not the reason I’m overweight. That would be the ice-cream with chocolate sauce, soft cheeses, etc. but that’s another story.
Thanks Tiffiny Hall for this recipe:
Makes 16 pieces
240g (1 2/3 cups) mixed dried fruit (for example, apricots, figs, prunes, apple, anything) roughly chopped
150g (1 cup) sultanas
440g can crushed pineapple in natural juice
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
100g (2/3 cup) self-raising flour
150g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
8 dried apple rings
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
Grease and line a 20 x 30cm lamington tin.
Put the dried fruit, pineapple and juice, butter and spices in a saucepan over a low heat until the butter melts. Allow to cool.
Add the eggs to the cooled fruit mixture and stir well. Add the flour and oats and mix until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the tin and decorate with dried apple rings brushed with a tablespoon of warmed honey. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes (that’s what the book says, but for me/my oven it’s always more like 25 – 30 minutes, but just keep an eye on it).
Let it cool then cut into squares.
I tend to keep them in the fridge (in a tupperware container) after the first day, because of all the fruit.
I made another batch recently and this time added dessicated coconut and dark chocolate pieces to the mix. I also sprinkled shredded coconut on top before baking so it came out all toasty. So good.
Do you have a go-to, never-fail slice?