Date and Orange Slice is an easy to do treat with a sweet and tangy flavour and a hint of spice that melts in your mouth. Using whole and un-refined ingredients you won’t have to feel guilty sharing this dessert around. Keeping food as close as possible to their whole and natural state increases the fibre content into every meal.
High fibre diets have been shown to prevent many diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. But it is important for you to know that you can only obtain fibre from plant food sources, as meat and animal products contain nil fibre. Simple ways to do this is to opt for fruit juice that includes the pulp, having smoothies with your breakfast in the morning and using the whole fruit in desserts-not just the juice.
½ cup rice bran oil
½ cup of honey
1 ½ cups of organic wholemeal flour
½ of buckwheat flour
½ tsp of salt
1 ½ cups of rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
Tsp baking powder
2 cups of medjool dates, chopped
400g of crushed pineapple in juice
½ cup of chopped dried apricots
3 oranges (juice with pulp and rind)
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until thickened.
Allow to cool
Mix oil and honey.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly
Place half of the mixture into a greased 30×20-centimetre dish
Spread cooled filing over base and cover with remaining crumb mixture
Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes, until light golden brown
Cool slightly and cut into bars