Plum and Date Slice

Desserts , Baking , Vegetarian , Vegan

Ingredients

2 cups ground almonds
1 cup toasted coconut
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup rice flour
½ tsp baking soda
135g coconut oil
½ cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
500g plums
1 cup chopped dates
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup slivered almonds

Method

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees on bake. Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Place the sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a food processor with the ground almonds, coconut, rice flour and baking soda. Process until it is a fine crumb. Melt together the coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup and add to the processor. Pulse until it comes together. Press ¾ of the mix into the prepared tin and bake for 15 minutes until set and starting to golden around the edges. While the base is cooking prepare the plums. Cut the plums into wedges, removing the stones as you go. Place the plums in a pot with the chopped dates and ¼ cup water. Cook on a moderate heat until the dates and plums are softened and there is not too much liquid left. Spread the plums over the hot base when it comes out of the oven. Sprinkle over the remaining crumb mix and slivered almonds. Return the slice to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool before removing from the tin and slicing.

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