Oat Nut Slice

Oat Nut Slice

Oat Nut Slice

This is a relatively healthy slice, moist and tasty and packed with nuts and fibre. This is super easy to make - pretty much just whack everything in a bowl - and makes a great breakfast slice if you are in a hurry.  I have used spelt flour and non-wheat based flours out of preference, please do not fell obliged to follow this example, use whatever flour you prefer.  One note though, I would recommend a whole-grain flour rather than a super-white refined flour as it has a much great flavour contribution. 

¾ cup nut oil (almond, macadamia, hazelnut, peanut- whichever you fancy.  My preference is for macadamia as it is cholesterol free and actually has flavour rather than just calories.)
Oat Nut Slice1 cup yoghurt
1 cup oats
1 ½  cups wholemeal spelt flour
½  cup almondmeal
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
Juice of an orange
½  cup maple syrup
½  teaspoon cinnamon or mixed spice
½  cup mixed nuts - pecans, pistachios and almonds is my favourite combo

Keep the nuts aside while preparing the rest of the slice.   

Whisk the eggs with the yogurt, syrup, orange juice and sugar.  Add the spice and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Add all the dry ingredients and mix lightly, just enough to combine the ingredients.

Line a small baking tray with baking paper and pour in the batter.  Add the nuts and sprinkle the reserved dark brown sugar over the top of the slice.
Bake in a moderate oven for 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  

This slice is best served once cooled and will last well if stored in the fridge - makes a great quick breakfast!