Good food Friday : Nat’s fruit slice

I was on afternoon tea at kindy last week. Thought it was the perfect time to whip up something different for the kiddlets. How lucky are they? This is super easy plus you can adult it up by adding anything to the filling.

Happy friday!

Nat’s Fruit Slice


2 cups of spelt flour (or flour of your choice)
100gm of coconut butter (or regular butter) at room temp
1 tbs of rice malt syrup (or honey)


2 cups of dates pitted and chopped.
1 cup of water


1 cup of rolled oats
2tbs butter of your choice
1 tbs rice malt syrup (or honey)


Mix butter, flour & honey (more similar to rubbing between fingers) to make a dough.
Press into a slice tray & bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
Meanwhile for the filling, chop dates and add to saucepan with water. Simmer away until it resembles the consistence of jam.
Once base is ready, spoon over date mixture.
Combine ingredients for filling and place over date mix in slice tray.
Return to oven to allow the top to brown slightly.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.

I suggest keeping in refrigerator.

You might like to add cacao to the filling or other nuts and seeds to the topping.

Tell me what you think. I’d love to see the variations you might come up with.


  • March 1, 2013 By Nyomi 12:27 pm

    Hi Nat, would love to make this healthy slice for my 5yo daughter.

    How much cacao would you suggest I add to the filling and should I add it before or after cooking? Also, if I were to add coconut to the topping would shredded or dessicated work best and how much would you suggest?

    Happy Friday, Nyomi 😉

    • March 3, 2013 By mnfadmin 4:23 pm

      Such great ideas! You don’t need too much cacao – maybe 2 teaspoons to the filling. Desiccated coconut would work a treat on top!

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