It’s been raining a lot around here lately. When it rains, I find myself drawn to the kitchen. Not only for warmth but for entertainment. Bo and I get a little stir crazy when we are stuck inside for hours on end and there is only so much painting and drawing and reading one can do before one gets very bored. So we cook. I had a particular sweet craving and a friend of mine had recommended the original recipe that this little beauty was based on. I’ve made a few adjustments to suit our tastes and our budget but all in all I think the final product is probably much the same.
The original recipe was from The Sweet Poison Quit Plan Cookbook by David Gillespie and you can check out more of his (or his wifes) recipes on his website.
Blueberry and Oat slice
2 cups of quick oats
1/2 cup of wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raw honey
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 large free range eggs
Preheat your oven to 160′ C.
Combine butter, honey and coconut sugar in a pan on the stove. Stir continuously until the butter melts and the sugars combine and liquify.
In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, blueberries and cinnamon. Stir into dry mixture beaten eggs and then add the warm butter mixture. Stir the mixture and try not to eat it all raw… it’s delicious you have been warned.
Flatten the mixture into a lined baking tray/pan and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the slice is golden on the top. Take it out and let it cool before cutting it. Or just use a spoon to eat from the corner of the pan until it’s cool enough to cut a slice.
Bo and I don’t eat sweets very often, mostly because I can’t be bothered making them… and I feel like I’m always in the kitchen as it is. So usually we just opt for dried fruit or sweet teas to fulfill the sweet craving. But this one? This one is actually amazing and easy and took about five minutes to make. And I enjoyed every. last. mouthful.
Go on. Treat yourself.