Recipe: Oat Slice

Oat Slice is the perfect riding and everyday snack. Heaps of long-lasting energy and flavour packed into a handy little bar. Customise the recipe for your own tastes! 

Recipe by Caleb Bottcher 

• June 10th 2020

Oat Slice is the perfect riding and everyday snack. Heaps of long-lasting energy and flavour packed into a handy little bar


Ingredients:


 

250g Butter
½ Cup Golden Syrup
½ Cup Sugar

1 TSP Baking Soda
½ Cup Boiling Water

Dry:
2 Cups Plain Flour
3 Cups of Oats – (Works best with 2 Cups of Wholegrain and 1 Cup of Rolled)

Variables:
1 Cup Sultanas
1 Cup Chopped dates
1 Cup Cranberries or chopped dried apricots (= one small packet)
½ Cup Sunflower seeds
½ Cup Pumpkin seed kernels
2 Cups Coconut

 Method:

1) Melt butter in a very large pot on a low heat. Add sugar and golden syrup. Stir with a strong wooden spoon to combine. While this melts, chop dates and measure ingredients. Turn heat off when the mixture has melted.

2) Dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda in half a cup of boiling water and add to mixture in pot.

3) Pre-heat oven to Fan Bake 160-180C.

4) Add all your chosen variable ingredients to the pot. This is where you get to make it your own! Stir to combine.

5) Add all the dry ingredients and mix.

6) Line a large baking tray with Teflon or baking paper. (Mine is 25x35cm. Don’t spread it too thin). Scrape mixture into tray. Spread evenly and pack firmly with a spatula. This will help it hold together.

7) Bake for 15min or until golden brown. Watch closely after 10min as it changes quickly.

8) Remove from oven and cool.

If you feel like an extra treat, place chocolate pieces on the top as soon as it comes out of the oven. Spread these using the back of a spoon once melted and wait for it to cool and harden.

9) Once cooled, it can be cut into bars (I usually go for 20). I glad wrap my bars and store them in the freezer, otherwise you can simply store in an airtight container if you plan to eat them a bit faster!