Seedy Slice

The combination of seeds in this slice makes it dense and filling.  I often cut this slice into small bite-sized pieces ready for a quick snack.

Seeds are extremely rich in nutrients and are beneficial in maintaining good health.  They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are an excellent source of fibre, protein and antioxidants.  The dried fruit is high in fibre, which is great for keeping the digestive system healthy and the body regular.  Large amounts of dried fruit may upset your stomach though so moderate your intake.  If you need to watch your sugar consumption, remember that dried fruit has significant amounts.

The coconut oil in this recipe holds all the ingredients together so this slice is best stored cold, so that the oil remains solid and the slice doesn’t crumble.

Ingredients

•   ½ cup sunflower seeds
•   ½ cup pumpkin seeds
•   ¼ cup chia seeds
•   ½ cup almonds or other nut of choice
•   ½ cup pitted medjool dates or dried apricots
•   ¼ cup desiccated coconut
•   1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
•   1 tablespoon maple syrup
•   1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

  1. Using your food processor, pulse all the seeds, almonds and dates until the mixture is well combined and starts to clump together.
  2. Add the coconut, oil, maple syrup and cinnamon and pulse several times again until the mixture comes together nicely.
  3. Line a shallow dish with baking paper and firmly press the mixture into this.
  4. Place into the freezer for a couple of hours or until hard.  Cut up the slice and store in the fridge.