Superfood Siobhan

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Raw Vegan Caramel Topped Ginger Oat Slice

By Tuesday, July 23, 2013 , , , , , ,




This is a 100% good for you, but ridiculously decadent and addictive slice. I love the strong taste of ginger, especially combined with the sweetness of the caramel, and the crumbly oat texture is divine. If you make these I promise they won't last long!




Makes 6 squares

You will need:

For the base:
1 cup (100g) oats
2/3 cup (80g) raw cashews
2 medjool dates
2 tbsps water
1/4 cup (20g) whole oats
2-3 tbsps fresh grated ginger (or dried if necessary, but it won't have the same flavour)

For the date caramel:
1 cup (125g) medjool dates
2 tbsps coconut oil
2 tbsps almond milk

Combine all the base ingredients except the whole oats in the food processor until it makes a moist and thick biscuit like texture. Add the whole oats and pulse to combine, then press into the bottom of a small square dish that is lined with kitchen wrap/cling film. Place in the freezer to fully set. Meanwhile make your date caramel by combining all of the above caramel ingredients in the food processor, and then spread it on top of  your base evenly. Return to the freezer to set, then cut into 6 squares. Store in the freezer until ready to eat, then allow to defrost before serving.

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17 comments

  1. When do yo add the ginger, and how much?

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    1. Oh gosh I completely forgot to add that to the recipe, thank you so much for letting me know! I used 3 tbsps of fresh ginger in with the base mixture :)

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    2. Oh yum! Cant wait to try this!

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  2. i dont have cashews could i use other nuts too?

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    1. Almonds or walnuts should work fine instead

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  3. Hey Siobhan, just wanted to say I came across your blog today and I think it's fantastic!! You have some lovely recipes and beautiful photos as well (this slice sounds especially yum!) :) I'm so glad you're learning to manage your IBS through a healthy and nutritious lifestyle - Niki x

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    1. Hey Niki, thank you ever so much for your support! I never would have thought it was possible to feel so good- food really is medicine!

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    2. Totally agree, I went through a similar experience with my allergies and food (as in a wholesome diet) was the only thing that really helped :) Glad you're finding relief through health xx

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  4. I don't have whole oats, what can I use instead? :)

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    1. I think oats are kind of essential to the recipe, it is an oat slice :)

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    2. Yes, I know ;) But I have rolled oats (to 1 cup/100g) but I haven't whole oats (to 1/4 cup / 20g) :) So I wonder if I can replace the whole oats? Maybe buckwheat or more of the rolled oats can work? :)

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    3. Rolled oats work exactly the same! :) The recipe asks for 1 cup of oats, it doesn't matter if they are rolled or not, they're still oats!

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  5. Just wondering if packaged (dried, pitted) dates that had been rehydrated/chucked in booing water kind of thing could work instead of medjool/in place of the medjool for the caramel?

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    1. Possibly? I've never actually tried. I think for raw things fresh dates are best, but for baking you can get away with rehydrating them

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  6. Made these today and they were absolutely delicious! Only thing was that the base was a bit crumbly - any idea what I can do next time? What should the mixture look like before I put it in the tin? Love the blog!

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  7. What is the difference between the oats and the whole oats in the recipe?? :)

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  8. Made these this weekend for my boyfriend's birthday and everyone loved it! So delicous. I also topped it with a chocolate sauce made with coconut oil and coco powder :) thanks for the recipe!! Excited to explore more of your blog!

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