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Date & Muesli Slice
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 35 min
Servings: 24
Perfect for afternoon tea or a healthy lunchbox treat.


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 2 apples, core removed, coarsely grated with skin on
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 cups date, seeded
  • 2 cups natural muesli
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray a slice tin (approx. 25x30cm) with oil.
  3. Add apple, water, margarine and dates to a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the apple is soft.
  5. Cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes and stir occasionally until mixture thickens to a paste-like consistency.
  6. While apple and date mixture is cooking, place muesli in a large frypan. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Sift flours into a large bowl, returning husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl.
  8. Add cinnamon and muesli to the flours and mix to combine.
  9. Stir into the date mixture then spoon into prepared tin.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes until firm.
  11. Cool in tin before cutting.

Use wooden or plastic spoon to stir muesli so your frypan doesn’t get scratched.


Note: this recipe is higher in sugar than most LiveLighter recipes. The sugar in this dish comes from fruit (mostly dried fruit) and is bundled up with fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. Each serving of this recipe gives 1/2 a serve of fruit towards the goal of 2 serves per day. Aim to mostly get fruit serves from fresh, frozen and tinned fruits and include concentrated sources of fruit like dried fruit and juice only occasionally.

Healthy tip!

Having a party? Serve vegie sticks and water crackers with salsa rather than high-fat chips and dips.

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 511 kJ 1003 kJ
122 Cal 240 Cal
Protein 2 g 4 g
Fat, total 2.2 g 4.4 g
— saturated 0.5 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 22.3 g 43.8 g
— sugars 14.1 g 27.1 g
Sodium 19 mg 37 mg
Fibre 3 g 6 g

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Comments (10)

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Claudio, we haven't specifically tested this but they should keep for 3-5 days if placed in an airtight container in the pantry (though they'll taste best in the first few days). Our tip is to keep them in the freezer - they'll keep for ages and are good to eat pretty much immediately! Thanks, Anne and Gael
    Posted on: 21 Apr 22

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    Have not tried them yet they look yummy. Just wanted to know how long do they keep for and is it best stored in fridge or pantry.
    Posted on: 11 Apr 22

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    This is lovey ,i used coconut oil in one version ,and the second version i used organic butter i guess its a treat
    Posted on: 29 Feb 20

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    This is lovey ,i used coconut oil in one version ,and the second version i used organic butter i guess its a treat
    Posted on: 29 Feb 20

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Lee, I would love to hear how the almond meal works out for this recipe! -GM
    Posted on: 19 Nov 19

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