Recipe

Apricot and almond muesli slice

A sweet treat for all the health nuts out there! This gorgeous apricot and almond muesli slice is naturally sweetened and packed full of healthy wholefood ingredients that will keep you fueled for the day.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 18 piece
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Ingredients

Apricot and almond muesli slice
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) dried apricots
  • 3 cup (280g) quinoa flakes
  • 3/4 cup (105g) quinoa flour
  • 3/4 cup (110g) sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup (120g) coarsely chopped raw almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup (100g) virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (180g) honey
  • 4 free-range eggs, beaten lightly
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon sugar-free apricot jam, melted, strained

Method

Apricot and almond muesli slice
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm slice pan; line base and long sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm over the edge.
  • 2
    Roughly chop half the apricots; cut remaining apricots in half lengthways.
  • 3
    Place chopped apricots in a large bowl with quinoa flakes and flour, seeds, almonds, cardamom, baking powder and rind; stir to combine.
  • 4
    Place oil and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil, stirring until melted and combined.
  • 5
    Pour hot honey mixture over dry ingredients, then add egg and extract; mix well to combine. Spread mixture into pan; level the surface with the back of a spoon. Top with apricot halves, pressing down lightly into the mixture.
  • 6
    Bake slice for 20 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Brush hot slice with apricot jam; cool in the pan. Cut into slices before serving.

Notes

You can use walnuts, pecans, macadamia or cashews instead of the almonds. The ingredients in this slice read like a health food store order form - in a good way. Because it’s full of dried fruit, seeds and nuts, each bite contains protein, essential amino acids as well as beneficial vitamins and minerals.

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