Pear, quinoa, date and vanilla slice
Time to make: 1 hr 10 mins
( Hands-on time: 10 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
1 cup dried, pitted dates
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup ground almonds
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 pears, deseeded, roughly chopped into chunks
1/4 cup liquid honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut threads
zest of 1/2 lemon
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 1g
Dietary fibre 2g
1 Preheat oven to 180°C and line a square baking tray (20.5cm x 20.5cm x 4.5cm) with non-stick baking paper.
2 In a small bowl place dates and boiling water and set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
3 In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
4 In small food processor, blitz dates and water until a smooth paste is formed. Add to mixture and combine. Pour into tray and bake for 1 hour, until golden brown on top.
5 Remove from oven and carefully remove slice from tray (use baking paper to lift it out) and place onto a wire rack. Leave to cool and slice into 20 pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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