Healthy living

Date and muesli slice

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Makes: 32 slices


  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 2 medium apples, core removed, coarsely grated with skin left on
  • 1/3 cup water (80 mL)
  • 1/4 cup margarine (50 g)
  • 2 cups seeded dates
  • 2 cups natural muesli
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (160 °C fan forced). 

2. Lightly spray a slice tin (approx. 25 x 30 cm) with oil. 

3. Add apple, water, margarine and dates to a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the apple is soft. Cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes and stir occasionally until mixture thickens to a paste-like consistency. 

4. While apple and date mixture is cooking, place muesli in a large frypan. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes until lightly browned. 

5. Sift flours into a large bowl, returning husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl. Add cinnamon and muesli to the flours and mix to combine. 

6. Stir into the date mixture then spoon into prepared tin. Bake for 20 minutes until firm. 

7. Cool in tin before cutting.


Use wooden or plastic spoon to stir muesli so your frypan doesn’t get scratched.

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