Chocolate muesli slice

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Woo hoo!! Virtual Vegan Potluck is back {jumps excitedly around the room}! I love this day. So many great food bloggers, so many delicious vegan recipes all at the click of a button. It’s my idea of vegan heaven. Now just to get someone around here to cook for me…

Koren and I have been seasoned potluckers for a couple of years now, sharing our always-popular baked pesto mushies and a vegan version of our Mum’s bread and butter pudding.

This year we’re back with another dessert. This time a super-healthy dessert (read no refined sugar, yay!) – yummy chocolate muesli slice.

These tasty morsels are filled with wholesome nuts and seeds, the raw cacao gives a dark chocolately taste and the bananas, berries and dates provide the sweetness. You can also add a little maple syrup if you like, but to be honest, these are great just as they are.

I like to serve these with sliced berries for an after-dinner treat. They are also perfect for taming the mid-afternoon sugar monster and make a healthy substitute for sugary morning tea breaks. So versatile!

Enjoy.

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Ingredients

Makes approximately 20 pieces

3/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas
1 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
6 medjool dates
1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)

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Method

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius and line a 20cm x 20cm baking dish with baking paper.

Add the almonds to a food processor and blitz until chopped into a fine flour-like consistency. Place into a large bowl

Add the oats, pepitas, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, raw cacao powder and cinnamon to the bowl.

Place the bananas, berries and medjool dates into the food processor. Blitz until a creamy mixture has been created.

Tip the banana mixture and, for extra sweetness, the maple syrup into the dry ingredients and mix through.

Spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes. When you stick a knife into the centre and it comes out relatively clean, the slice is ready.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the dish for 10 minutes. This is super important because the slice needs time to hold together.

You can then tip out onto a chopping board and remove the baking paper.

Allow the slice to thoroughly cool and then chop into rectangles.

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Freezing tips

I like to make a double batch, pop the pieces in little containers and store in the freezer. For a morning tea treat, just pop one out of the freezer when you first wake up and it will be defrosted and ready to go within an hour. I’ve also been known to zap a piece in the microwave for 30 seconds if I’m really desperate.

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Alana

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16 Responses to Chocolate muesli slice

  1. Poppy December 14, 2014 at 2:47 am #

    They look so chocolatey and decadent 🙂

    • Alana December 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

      Thank you lovely xx

  2. fittingintovegan December 14, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    Yum – this looks too decadent for words! Love all the nuts/seeds in it.

    • Alana December 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      Gotta punch that protein up 🙂 x

  3. An Unrefined Vegan December 14, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    Koren and Alana – love having you both be a part of the Potluck! Your recipes are always gorgeous.

    • Alana December 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      Aw, thank you lovely. And thank you for having us. We love VVP xx

  4. acookinthemaking December 15, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    I can just imagine the deep chocolatey flavor of these. Loving the list of wholesome, delicious ingredients!

    • Alana December 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      They are very, very chocolately. That’s for sure! x

  5. thelazyveganbaker December 15, 2014 at 2:55 am #

    Oh wow these sound amazing! And super easy, just my style 🙂

    • Alana December 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      I’m a total sucker for easy recipes too. Who has time to cook complicated stuff when you can make simple stuff that tastes just as good 😉 x

  6. Marfigs December 15, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    These look so easy and delicious! Yum!

    • Alana December 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

      Aw, thank you hun! x

  7. Parsley In My Teeth December 16, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Sounds super chocolate-y! Yummy. Thanks for sharing with the VPP!

    • Alana December 16, 2014 at 9:20 am #

      Our pleasure :-). Thanks for stopping by xx

  8. Keely @ Gormandize December 31, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    They look so tasty and rich – yum! Thanks for sharing with us at the potluck 🙂

    • Alana January 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks Keely! Happy New Year xx

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