This slice is such a hit in my household that I end up making it every couple of days because The Other Half and his brother (who lives with us) just can’t help scoffing it. I vary the ingredients so that each time I bake it we have a different combination to keep it interesting. It’s also a great addition to school lunchboxes.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup of cereals of your choice (i.e. rice bubbles, crushed weetbix, bran flakes, cornflakes etc)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dried fruit and or seeds
1/4 cup syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Heat butter and syrup on stove until melted together then add baking soda so that it turns into frothy mixture. Add it to the rest of the ingredients and mix. Press into a greased slice tin. Bake at 180°C until it turns golden (about 10 to 15 minutes – do not overcook). Allow to cool slightly then cut into slices. Leave in tin to completely cool.
Some of our favourite variations
Dried cranberries and diced dried apricots
Dried cranberries and sunflower seeds
Dates and pumpkin seeds (this combination came about because it’s all I had in the pantry but it was a huge hit, especially with people who tell you they hate dates).
The slice in the picture is a combination of sunflower seeds, dried cranberries and diced prunes (another favourite combination).
I avoid using raisins or sultanas because they tend to burn very easily.