Date and oat crumble slice

This delicious date slice is beautiful topped with a layer of crumbly golden oats. Wonderfully sweet and full of texture, cut yourself a piece of this dessert to enjoy with a pot of tea.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Makes 24
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Date and oat crumble slice


  • 2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 185 gram butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line a 20 x 30cm slice pan.
  • 2
    Combine dates, water and caster sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, 10-15 minutes, until dates have absorbed most of the liquid. Set aside to cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in a bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar and syrup together, until light and fluffy. Sift flour and soda over butter mixture. Fold in lightly. Add oats; mix well.
  • 4
    Press half the oat mixture into base of prepared pan. Spread date mixture over the top.
  • 5
    Mix walnuts through remaining oat mixture. Crumble over date mixture, pressing lightly. Bake 30-35 minutes, until golden. Cut into slices when cold.


Replace walnuts with pecans, if preferred.

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