This virtually guilt free slice is fantastic to wow people with. You could list the things it doesn’t have in it- gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, added fat free or you could just let them eat it and see the happy faces and tummies.
Brown rice flour has become a staple of mine and can be found in most supermarkets. When substituting it for normal flour make sure you add something to help bind the mixture (like egg re-placer, tapioca or ground flaxseed) as it doesn’t contain the gluten that’s found in wheat flour.
Serves 12, Prep time 25mins Cook time 30-45mins
3 cups grated mixture of apple and pears – can also use parsnip, kumara, zucchini
1 cup walnuts or almonds chopped
1/2 c brown rice flour
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup chia seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
1 cup date paste, -make date paste by boiling 2 cups of dates in 1.5 cup water for ten minutes (add more water if needed) then blend until runny paste consistency, any extra keeps well in the fridge.
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180C
Put grated fruit (or veg) in a large bowl, add date paste and all other ingredients, mix well and press into a lined baking dish
Bake at 180 for 30-45mins until golden and firm to touch, cool in pan and then slice. It will keep for a week in the fridge that’s if you don’t eat it all by then!