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Fruit, oat and chia slice

Fruit, oat and chia slices stacked on top of each other, on a black patterned plate against a black background.
Stack me happy.

This recipe is based on the ever popular recipe for fruit, pay and chia mini chews from One Handed Cooks which I’ve been making for the kids since they were about 15 months old (which is actually quite exact, as the good ol’ super organised me likes to write down dates when I first tried a recipe. True story. There’s also a rating. In this case – 20 stars. Oh, goodie.)

Our twins always loved these but I have to admit, they have never really come out “chewy” for me, hence the re-naming from mini chews to slice.

In this version, I have also swapped out wholemeal flour for green banana flour (to get a little more fibre in – or, actually mostly so that I get to use that bag in my pantry… Haha, busted!) and added a bit of crunch and texture by throwing in handfuls of sliced almonds, shredded coconut, sultanas and dried craisins. For older kids, you can also add some honey for a little extra sweetness.

Whatever your reasons for making this slice, know that your kids will be getting a bit of fruit (raw and dried), some nuts, loads of fibre and no refined sugar. And I bet the grown ups will like this too.

Is this suitable for school?

If you omit the almonds, this slice is nut free and suitable for lunch boxes.

How should I store this slice?

It will be fine in a sealed container on your kitchen bench for a day or two, especially in winter, but it’s best stored in the fridge.

Fruit, oat and chia slices stacked on top of each other, on black patterned plates.
Oh my, oh my, will I, will I?

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour or three quarters of 1/2 cup (i.e. between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup) green banana flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 large apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium overripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • handful of sliced almonds
  • handful of craisins (unsweetened or low sugar)
  • handful of shredded coconut
  • handful of sultanas

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and grease and line a large 26 x 18cm baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, chia seeds, grated apple, sliced almonds, craisins, sultanas and shredded coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the banana, egg and milk.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared baking tray and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool on a wire rack then slice into squares.
Fruit, oat and chia slices stacked on top of each other, on black patterned plates against a black background.
(I think I will.)

Recipe notes

As noted above, this recipe is based on One Handed Cooks’ recipe which you can find here.

Fruit, oat and chia slice recipe

Author: Katerina | Once a Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour or three quarters of 1/2 cup (i.e. between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup) green banana flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 large apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium overripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 handful sliced almonds
  • 1 handful craisins
  • 1 handful shredded coconut
  • 1 handful sultanas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C and grease and line a large 26 x 18cm baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, chia seeds, grated apple, sliced almonds, craisins and shredded coconut.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the banana, egg and milk.
  • Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared baking tray and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack then slice into squares.

Notes

As noted above, this recipe is based on One Handed Cooks’ recipe which you can find here.
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