|Posted on July 12, 2017 at 6:25 PM|
This Raw raspberry slice tastes just as good as it looks, making it the perfect mid-arvo treat that you don't have to feel guilty about. You can access this raw raspberry slice along with other guilt-free recipes in delicious, Feel Good Food by Valli Little, which is available in bookshops nationally.
Makes: 18 Slices
Prep Time: 1hr 15mins
- 1/2 cup (50g) raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup (60ml) melted coconut oil, cooled
- 12 medjool dates, pitted
- 2 cups (300g) raw cashews
- 1/3 cup (25g) shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup (125ml) pure maple syrup
- 25g fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
- 60g Coconut oil
- 1/3 cup (80ml) pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup (35g) raw cacao powder
- Line a 20cm square baking pan with enough baking paper to overlap 2 sides of the pan
- To make the base, place the cacao, oil, dates and 1 cup (150g) cashews in a high-speed blender and whiz to a coarse paste. Spread evenly into the prepared pan, then transfer to the freezer to firm up.
- For the filling, place the coconut, maple syrup, rasberries and remaining 1 cup (150g) cashews in a clean high-speed blender and whiz to a smooth pase. Spread the mixture evenly over the chilled base, then return to the freezer to firm up.
- For the topping, place all the ingredients in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water and stire until smooth and combined. Remove the bowl fro, the heat and cool to room temp. Pour over the chilled raspberry filling, then return pan to the freezer to set
- Once the topping has set, remove pan from the freezer. Using the baking paper, lift slice out of the pan. Using a hot knife, cut into 18 bars to serve. Keep frozen or refrigerated until ready to serve.
|Posted on July 10, 2017 at 11:40 PM|
- Coconut/Avocado or Almond Oil (your choice)
- 75g blanched raw almonds
- 250g rolled oats
- 40g sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds or a mix of both
- 100g runny honey
- 6 tablespoons smooth peanut butter or almond butter
- 10 Medjool dales, Stones in
- 40g bran
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ground himalayan salt
- 50g dried cranberries
- 50g dried apricots
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- Lightly grease a 22cm-square baking dish with oil then set aside
- Roughly chop and add the almonds to a large baking tray with the oats and seeds. Spread them out into an even layer and place into the oven for 12-15minutes, or until golden. Stir halfway through time.
- Gently heat the honey and nut butter in a small pan over a low heat.
- Meanwhile, slit open the dates, pull out and discard the stones, then place into a blender with 100ml of warm water
- Blitz to a paste, stir into the warmed honey mixture then leave to cool
- Roughly chop the dried fruit.
- Take tray out of oven and transfer the toasted mixture to a large bowl with the bran, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the dried fruit, then mix in the honey mixture until well combined.
- Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish, using the back of a spoon to press it into an even layer
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden and set
- Leave to cool slightly, turn it out onto a board and cut into squares. Then set aside to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy!