The subtle sweetness of this little beauty makes it extremely moreish! we love this slice as it will happily last in your fridge for a couple of weeks (if you can contain yourself against eating it that is), and it will freeze nicely too. It is nut free, so suitable for the lunch box and the natural sugar content in this slice is quite low, 12 dates will give you around 40 bite sized slices so won't push your blood sugar levels into a spike! WINNING ALL ROUND. I hope you love my latest creation as much as we do xx
2 C rolled oats
1 C shredded coconut
1 C pumpkin seeds
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
12 medjool dates, pip removed and roughly chopped
1/3 C coconut oil
Desiccated coconut for the topping
In a food processor add the oats, coconut, pumpkin seeds, ginger and cinnamon and pulse to create a flour-like texture (I still like to keep some of my pumpkin seeds and coconut visible, so it's not a completely smooth flour). Pour into a large mixing bowl.
In the food processor add the chopped dates and coconut oil and blitz to make a paste, add to the mixing bowl and with gloved hands mix thoroughly to create a very sticky dough.
Line a baking tin with baking paper and press the dough very, very firmly to make a dense slice, top with the desiccated coconut and again press firmly.
Place in the freezer to set for around 1 hour, remove and slice into bite sized pieces.