Friday, 28 August 2015

{Recipe} Soft oat and coconut slices

I absolutely love Carman's Oat slice and I could have them every day! But they're pretty pricey in the long run so I thought I'd find a recipe that would make something similar. I came across this one from Budget Bytes. I changed a few things as I tend to do. I used honey in place of brown sugar, milk instead of soy milk and omitted the walnuts. 

These things!
These turned out soft and delicious but sadly not the texture I wanted to copy the Carman's slice. Taste-wise it's pretty much there though. So I will have to find a recipe that is more cookie-like in nature. 

The slices are on the less sweet side so if you want them sweeter, consider adding sugar (not more honey as that might add too much liquid to the recipe) or even make a quick icing to drizzle on top. 

The baby was napping so we mixed everything by hand. If you use a mixer to cream the butter, the slice will turn out puffier and lighter. 

Ingredients (6-9 slices)
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened and at room temperature
¼ cup honey
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1½ cups traditional oats
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
½ to 1 cup shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (170°C fan-forced).
  2. Line your baking tray (I used a 9x9" glass dish).
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together. 
  4. Cream butter. Mix in honey.
  5. Add egg and mix until fluffy. 
  6. Add milk and vanilla essence and mix thoroughly.
  7. Add dry ingredients and mix gently until just mixed. 
  8. Place in baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes. The time depends on the type of dish you use, oven, etc. When it's done, it should look golden and start browning around the edges and you'd smell the 'doneness' if you know what I mean lol.
  9. Cool and slice as you wish. I used a bread knife to get clean slices. 
  • When baking, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature unless stated otherwise
  • I use unsalted butter when making sweet bakes
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