Peanut butter slices
Peanut butter is a wonderful baking ingredient. Here it helps to bind the mixture and adds flavour.
Ready in40 mins
Serving sizeMakes 20
- 2 cups (500 ml) oats
- ⅓ cup (80 ml) honey
- ⅓ cup (80 ml) pitted dates, chopped
- 5 tbsp (75 ml) peanut butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup (60 ml) sunflower oil
- 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon or mixed spice
- 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C and lightly grease an 18 x 30 cm baking tin.
- Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Press mixture into the baking tin in an even layer and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
- Cut into 20 slices while they are still slightly warm. Allow to cool on a cooling rack and remove from the tin. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
- Serve 2 slices per person as a snack.
- If pitted dates aren’t available, you can use raisins or dried cranberries.
- Make sure you choose a good quality peanut butter that is lower in salt and sugar.
Peanut butter slices - three ways
One good recipe is all you need to bake three different flavours of Peanut butter slices. Use the original recipe, as above, with peanut butter and dates. OR Substitute the dates for raisins and add ⅓ cup (80 ml) coarsely chopped peanuts. Stir in ½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground ginger and use 1 tsp (5 ml) ground mixed spice. OR Replace the dates with 1 mashed banana and add 2 tbsp (30 ml) cocoa powder. Yum, yum!
This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 2nd edition: Breakfast, Lunch and snacks
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