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Date, oat and apple loaf



Dates are great for iron and a natural sweetener. This loaf is great if you have a sweet tooth but just need a healthy fix! It lasts 5-7 days in the fridge after too and theres plenty of it.


Prep time: 10 minutes

cooking time: 30-35 minutes


You will need:

-225g stoned dates - each date cut in half

-1 cooking apple (or x2 small apples - any variety just not red!) - chopped into small cubes

-150ml water

-6oz of butter

-12oz rolled oats

-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 190/Gas mark 5 and line a loaf tine. You can use a sqaure cake tin

  2. Place the chopped dates, apple and water in a pain and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes so that it looks like a soft pulped mix. Remove from the heat

  3. Use a separate pan and melt the butter, and then stir in the oats and cinnamon

  4. press half the mixture into the prepared tin

  5. Spread the date puree/mixture on top with the remaining oat mixture. press down firmly

  6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes

  7. Leave to cool in the loaf tin for 5 minutes then take out and leave to cool

  8. cut into slices and enjoy!


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