Date, Apple & Spelt Slice

1 1/2 cups (approx 150g) rolled spelt
1 cup (approx 150g) pitted dates, chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
50g melted butter
2 Tbsp honey
2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, grated
1 Tbsp seeds (sunflower, chia, sesame, pepitas)


Preheat oven to 180°c and line a small rectangular baking tray.

Place the rolled spelt and chopped dates into a bowl, and pour the boiling water over the top of them. Into a larger mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon and coconut. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and into the well add the spelt mixture, melted butter, honey and grated apple. Mix to combine.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle your choice of seeds over the top and press lightly into the batter. Place tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until light golden brown on top.

Leave to cool before slicing into bars, although you are forgiven if you just have to break a chunk off the end to eat warm! Should keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


Kitchen Notes

  • Rolled spelt looks very similar to rolled oats. You could try substituting the spelt for oats if you cannot find spelt.