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  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 2 medium apples, core removed, coarsely grated with skin left on
  • ⅓ cup water (80mL)
  • ¼ cup margarine (50g)
  • 2 cups dates, seeds removed
  • 2 cups natural muesli
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray a slice tin (approx. 25x30cm) with oil.
  3. Add apple, water, margarine and dates to a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the apple is soft. Cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes and stir occasionally until mixture thickens to a paste-like consistency.
  5. While apple and date mixture is cooking, place muesli in a large frypan. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  6. Sift flours into a large bowl, returning husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl.
  7. Add cinnamon and muesli to the flours and mix to combine.
  8. Stir into the date mixture then spoon into prepared tin.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until firm.
  10. Cool in tin before cutting into 32 slices.

Storage Suggestions

  • Slice can be stored in airtight container or frozen for up to 4 months.

Equipment List

  1. Slice tin
  2. Small saucepan and lid
  3. Large frypan
  4. Sieve
  5. Stirring spoon (wooden/plastic)
  6. Spatula,


Recipe from LiveLighter® campaign © State of Western Australia 2012 reproduced with permission.

Nutrition Information

36g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 382kJ 1066kJ
Protein 1.9g 5.2g
Fat, total 2.8g 7.8g
— Saturated 0.5g 1.3g
Carbohydrate 13.7g 21.6g
— Sugars 7.7g 21.6g
Fibre 2.4g 6.8g
Sodium 10.0mg 28.0mg