Gluten-free birdseed slice
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 4 tablespoons reduced-fat spread
- 3 tablespoons golden syrupmaple syrup corn syrupX
- ½ cup brown sugarlight brown cane sugarX
- ½ cup chopped apricots
- ½ cup Craisins
- ½ cup roasted nuts such as cashews or peanuts
1 Place seeds on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper. Toast under grill carefully for about 3-4 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl.
2 Place spread, golden syrup and brown sugar in a non-stick pan. Heat until spread and sugar have dissolved. Increase the heat to high and heat for 3 more minutes until mixture is bubbling and begins to thicken.
3 Pour hot syrup mixture into bowl with seeds, fruit and nuts. Mix together then lightly press into a slice tray lined with baking paper. Cut while semi-hot, before it sets completely.
RUNNER-UP: Baking and treats category
HFG reader recipe competition 2009
Shelley McGeown, Oamaru
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 2g
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