Recipe: Cranberry, Almond & Choc Chip Slice

While I try and eat pretty healthy most of the time, sometimes I just need to whip up a baked good to have with a cup of tea, or to take to work to stave away the mid-afternoon energy slump. That was the impetus behind this cranberry, almond & choc chip slice and I was certainly happy with how it turned out! I think I’ll be making this one again soon!

Dried cranberries are one of my favourite things to use in baked goods (and salads!), I much prefer them to raisins. I think they go particularly well in heartier baked goods, and with the oats in this slice I thought they were the perfect flavour combo. The slice is super easy to make and it just takes one bowl, so the clean up is minimal as well (my kinda baking!).

cranberry, almond & choc chip slice

Ingredients List

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds
  • 1/2 cup choc chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g melted butter

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Stir together dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Lightly whisk the eggs and pour the eggs and melted butter into the bowl.
  4. Fold together until just combined and then spoon into the tray, spreading into the corners and using the spoon to smooth the surface
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch
  6. Leave to cool slightly in the pan then cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Slice and enjoy!

cranberry, almond & choc chip slice

The slight chewiness of the oats makes these feel wholesome and even vaguely healthy, which is perfectly offset by the delicious bursts of sweetness from the cranberries and the chocolate. The slice would be a great lunchbox treat (leave out the almonds for any nut-free schools), and it’s so easy to whip up that even little kids could definitely help make it!

Me, I’ll have mine with a cup of peppermint tea please!

cranberry, almond & choc chip slice

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11 Comments on Recipe: Cranberry, Almond & Choc Chip Slice

  1. merilyn
    February 28, 2015 at 7:43 am (4 years ago)

    looks like my type of healthy treat thanks liz! … with peppermint tea yum!
    happy birthday to your partner! it’s my birthday today! pisces people!<3 them!
    love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Happy birthday Merilyn! Hope you had a fantastic day xx

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  2. Nicole- Champagne and Chips
    February 28, 2015 at 5:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Looks delicious. It has been far too long between oaty slices for me. Largely because i love them so much I end up eating the whole tray 🙂
    Nicole- Champagne and Chips recently posted…Molten Cheesecake Modified

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah, I had to make sure B took a bunch of the slice with him to work otherwise I would have eaten it all as well!

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  3. Jessica @ Sweet Menu
    March 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Delish! I just love making slices at home (they always taste so much better than store bought). Love this nut, fruit, choc combo!
    Jessica @ Sweet Menu recently posted…Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream Pie

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 13, 2015 at 8:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Me too, it’s almost always better when they’re homemade!

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  4. Danielle L
    March 5, 2015 at 11:45 am (4 years ago)

    I make a very similar oat slice and love playing around with different combinations of fruit, nuts and chocolate. It is always a winner in this house!
    Danielle L recently posted…Raspberry and Coconut Muffins

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm (4 years ago)

      It’s a hard to beat combo isn’t it!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks lovely! xx

      Reply

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