Paleo Date and Carob Slice with Coconut

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Paleo Date and Carob Slice – Nut Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free

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With a hankering for something sweet, the other day I whipped up this one-mixing-bowl-wonder, dairy-free, grain-free, nut-free a.k.a Paleo slice for dessert. Although, since that evening, its been my go-to afternoon tea treat too.

Made with dried dates, it’s nice and sweet, but also high in dietary fibre. It provides a reasonable serve of protein as for such a small batch it contains some four eggs and is otherwise pretty simple to prepare with the only other ingredients being shredded coconut and carob powder.

This moist and delicious on-the-go snack, is also suitable for your lunch box because it does not require constant refrigeration. (Being a baked good, it easily keeps it’s form). It’s nut-free, so it is considered school/daycare-lunchbox-safe too.

Makes: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins

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Tools

  • 1 saucepan & wooden spoon
  • 12 x 20 cm loaf tin

Ingredients

  • 150g/or 1 cup dried dates
  • 125mL/ or 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup desiccated or shredded coconut

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a 12 x 20 cm loaf tin with baking paper and set aside.
  3. To the saucepan, add the dates and boiling water. Stir over medium heat until the water is absorbed and a sticky paste remains. Remove from heat.
  4. To the same saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients: coconut flour, carob powder, beaten eggs and coconut. Mix with a spoon until uniform in consistency.
  5. Transfer mixture to the lined loaf tin, pressing into corners, ensuring the surface is level.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool before slicing.

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Storage

Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Being baked, however, this slice will keep without refrigeration in a lunchbox too.

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