Monday, February 28, 2011

Oat Choc Chip Slice (with Olive Oil)

Baking day today and needed something for the kid's lunch boxes. E is such a fuss pot and won't eat dried fruit so it has to be pretty basic and at least a little bit healthy. No nut policy exists at both School and Kindergarten so no nuts either.

This was a recipe I found on the Simple Savings Forum but I substituted the 125gm butter with 125gm of Olive Oil. Fat is fat and I'm not sure it's any healthier but it still produced a lovely golden slice with a crunchy texture. Got the seal of approval from the kids so that's the main thing.

Oat Choc Chip Slice (with Olive Oil)

1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup coconut
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup choc chips
1 tsp vanilla
125gms olive oil
1 egg, lightly whisked

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a slice tin with baking paper.

Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the oats, coconut, sugar, and choc chips, stir to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the vanilla, olive oil and egg. Stir well. Scoop mixture into pan and smooth the surface.

Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch. Set aside to cool.


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