These oaty date slices are another combination of some of our favourite ingredients. Dates are rich in fibre, nutrients and vitamins, and are deliciously naturally sweet. As a result, this recipe doesn’t need much added sugar.
It’s a crumbly sweet treat, so it can be a bit flaky for taking out and about, but they are deliciously crumbly and chewy and tasty, and especially lush warm from the oven with some Greek Yoghurt. Just a suggestion….
250g butter, melted
100g wholemeal flour
100g soft brown sugar
pinch of salt
tsp baking powder
for the filling:
100ml orange or apple juice
Simmer the dates in a small saucepan with the juice and a couple of spoons of the sugar for a few minutes until they have mooshed into a soft pulpy paste.
Melt the butter in a separate pan, then combine with the oats, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
Layer half the oat mixture in a flapjack tin, then carefully spread over the date mixture. Press the remanining oats on top lightly and, if you like, sprinkle a little demerara sugar on top for added crunchy sweetness.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes. Check occasionally, and take them out when they are just golden.
Mark into squares while hot, leave to cool in the tin before lifting out carefully.