Some people have been blessed with a ‘sweet tooth’, that sounds so dainty and ladylike. I on the other hand have been blessed with a full set of sweet chompers. I’m never ever going to go on that I quit sugar diet, not because I don’t think it’s a great idea, just because I doubt I’d have the discipline to make it past second breakfast.
That said, I do understand that eating a block a day, is probably as healthy as smoking a pack a day and I do try and cut down where I can.
I got home pretty quickly from hospital after having my second baby, and woke up the next morning wanting to pay Willy Wonka a visit. I swear if I’d have stepped one foot in a chocolate factory there’d have been not much left.
But instead I made this slice. It’s so sweet and scrummy and delicious, and there’s no refined sugar.
I found this recipe a couple of years ago when I bought a weightloss book by the Ninja Trainer from The Biggest Loser (remember her?). It’s possibly why she never returned to the show. Ain’t nobody gonna lose weight from this treat.
I’m mostly posting this for my own benefit, because I can never find the photocopy of the page from my book (that’s in storage).
Pineapple Oat Slice
240g ( 1 2/3 cups) mixed dried fruit (for example apricots, figs, pears, peaches and apples) roughly chopped
150 (1 cup) sultanas
440g can crushed pinapple in natural juice
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
100g (2/3 cup) self raising flour
150g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
Preheat oven to 170°
Grease and line a 20 x 30cm lamington tin
Place the dried fruit, pinapple and juice, butter and spices in a large saucepan over a low heat until the butter melts, allow to cool.
Add the eggs to the cooled fruit mixture and stir well. Add the flour and oats and mix until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the tin
Bake in the preheated oven for 20mins, or until cooked.
Allow to cool and cut into squares or fingers.
Try not to eat it all in one sitting.