No Bake Ginger Slice

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Prep time:

20 mins

Cook time:

20 mins

Total time:

40 mins

Serves:

10


Ingredients

Base:

1 1/2 cup wholegrain oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup dates, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon ginger powder

Pinch salt

Topping:

1/2 cup honey

2/3 cup coconut oil

4 teaspoon ginger powder

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups natural cashews, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes

1/2 cup crystalized ginger, chopped finely

Method

  1. Base - Line a 20cm x 20cm loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. In food processor blend oats and desiccated coconut until fine. Drain the dates and add with the coconut oil, salt and ginger powder to the mixture, blend until the mix starts to stick together.
  3. Press the base mixture into tray evenly. Place into the freezer while you make the topping.
  4. Topping - In a small saucepan, melt the honey and coconut oil on low heat. Once melted add the ginger powder and vanilla, combine well. Remove pan from heat and stir for a couple of minutes until it becomes thick.
  5. Drain cashews and transfer to food processor. Add the heated mixture and Process until smooth.
  6. Pour the topping over the base and spread evenly. Top with the crystalized ginger and gently press into topping. Place into the freezer for at least 3 hours to set before serving.
  7. Store slice in the fridge in an airtight container.

Our Mum has been making ginger slice ever since we can remember and it is a sweet treat that we now both love, it brings back childhood memories of afternoons spent in the kitchen baking.

We teamed up with Alison's Pantry to create some recipes using their products and thought why not create a ginger slice minus the refined flour and butter.  We think we did a pretty good job - this slice is gluten free, dairy free, no refined sugar and no flour in sight! One of the best parts is that you don't have to turn the oven on.  Simply process all of the ingredients, place into a loaf tin and wait for it to set in the freezer.

Why should you include more ginger in your diet? Not only is it one of the most nutritious and delicious spices on the planet, ginger helps to reduce nausea (great for morning sickness), aids in digestion and can help fight the common cold.

We hope you enjoy this recipe and as always, love to see your recreations over on Instagram using the #juliaandlibby.