Date and Oat Slice Recipe (2024)

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This date and oat slice recipe gives you a sticky, sweet and scrumptious oat slice that is perfect for an afternoon snack or putting in school lunch boxes.

I think a rolled oat slice always makes a great afternoon snack. It's filling enough to get you through to dinner time and this chewy date slice is sticky and sweet, so perfect for fulfilling those afternoon sweet-tooth cravings.

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I have my friend Claire to thank for this recipe. She didn't give me the recipe - rather she gave me a date and coconut slice she had bought at a cafe and asked me if I could recreate it!

Well I love a challenge, and it took me a few goes... but I think I have finally got it right. Enjoy!

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Ingredients for oat and date slice

This oat and date slice recipe uses the following ingredients:

  • Rolled oats
  • All purpose flour / plain flour
  • Brown sugar (see below)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Pitted dates
  • Butter
  • Honey

If you are looking for a really healthy oat slice recipe, you may be put off by the amount of sugar in this recipe (½ cup). I have tried reducing it but it made the oat slice a bit too dry and crumbly for my liking.

You could try substituting it with maple syrup if you prefer to have no refined sugar.

How to make a date oat slice

This is really such a simple recipe - it takes just minutes to mix all the ingredients together.

First mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

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Next melt together the butter, honey and dates until the dates are soft.

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Next mix this mixture into the dry ingredients and put into the tin to bake.

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I use a loaf tin for this as it fits the ingredients perfectly. You could also double the recipe and use a larger tin.

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Line the loaf tin with baking paper to make sure it doesn't stick. This also makes it easy to lift it out for cutting.

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Bake for 18-20 minutes then allow it to cool in the tin before cutting the sticky date slice into squares.

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Date and Oat Slice

This date and oat slice recipe gives you a sticky, sweet, delicious oat slice, perfect for an afternoon snack or putting in lunch boxes.

4.53 from 46 votes

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Course: Baking

Cuisine: International

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes minutes

Servings: 12 slices

Calories: 203kcal

Author: Marianne Rogerson

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all purpose flour (plain flour)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1 cup dates approx. 8 large pitted dates
  • ½ cup butter (125g)
  • 2 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 350F. Line a bread loaf tin with baking paper.

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, coconut and baking soda. Set aside.

  • Roughly chop the dates and add to a saucepan with the butter and honey. Cook over a low heat until the butter is melted and the dates are soft.

  • Pour the butter/honey/date mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well.

  • Tip the mixture into the prepared bread tin and press down gently.

  • Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

  • Allow to cool in the tin and then remove and cut into squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g

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  1. Date and Oat Slice Recipe (18)Harriet says

    Could these be frozen?

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    • Date and Oat Slice Recipe (19)Marianne Rogerson says

      Hi Harriet - I haven't tried freezing them but I see no reason why not. I would probably but them between baking paper in an airtight container before putting in the freezer.

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      • Date and Oat Slice Recipe (20)Harriet says

        I ended up slicing them and freezing on a baking sheet so they weren’t touching. Once frozen I stored in a freezer bag. Took them out a little before eating and They tasted just as good

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        • Date and Oat Slice Recipe (21)Marianne Rogerson says

          Great to hear! Thanks for sharing 🙂

          Reply

  2. Date and Oat Slice Recipe (22)Holly says

    Hey! I made this was so tasty! (I added some mixed spice seasoning too!) how would this go without the sugar? Would I need to substitute with something else or add some more dry ingredients.
    I’d love to make this regular but would like to reduce our sugar intake. Would love some help!x

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    • Date and Oat Slice Recipe (23)Marianne Rogerson says

      Hi Holly - I actually messed around with this recipe quite a lot trying to reduce the sugar before I published it. I just couldn't get it right, it always ended up too crumbly. So in the end I decided the half cup of sugar had to stay! You could try increasing the honey instead but I did try that too. Sorry I can't help further but if you find a good solution, I'd love to hear it!

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  3. Date and Oat Slice Recipe (24)Daphne says

    These look delicious! Do you use he old-fashioned oats?
    Thanks

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    • Date and Oat Slice Recipe (25)Marianne Rogerson says

      Yes just old fashioned oats 🙂

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  4. Date and Oat Slice Recipe (26)Sally says

    Hi, not fond of coconut...what else could I use?

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  5. Date and Oat Slice Recipe (27)Alice Norco*ck says

    Date and Oat Slice Recipe (28)
    It’s great for school lunches and it’s so quick and easy to follow

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