Guru Slice & Guru Biscuits

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One recipe – 2 dishes – that’s the beauty of this recipe. Designed to use half the mixture as a slice, the other for biscuits.

Packed full of heart healthy nuts and seeds and fibre to keep you full and protect your digestive system, these little morsels are great packed in the lunch box for snacks or a quick protein hit after a work-out

If you wanted to make this a nut free slice for in lunch boxes for school, simply replace the peanut paste with tahini or nut free spread!
And, if you are coeliac and/or looking for a gluten free option, omit the oats and replace with puffed rice (available from most supermarkets)

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NOTE: If you are only going to make the slice, the quantity of mixture will be too much to fit into a single loaf pan. You can either halve the recipe or cook in 2 loaf pans.

Before you start:

  • Prepare the chia gel – 6 tablespoons of chia soaked in 12 tbsp water for 15 mins
  • Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees C
  • Line a loaf pan with non-stick baking paper

To a bowl add:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries or sultanas

Mix to combine then add

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter or tahini
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • The chia gel  prepared earlier (6 tbsp chia soaked in 12tbsp water for 15 mins)

Then

Mix all ingredients until combined

Press mixture into a load pan lined with baking paper

Cook for 20 minutes

Allow to cool before slicing

TO MAKE BISCUITS

  • Instead of pressing mixture into a loaf pan, take a spoon full of mixture and roll into a ball with the palm of your hands.
  • Place onto a baking sheet lined with non stick baking paper
  • With your fingers, squash fingers down to create a flat disk
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes

NUTRITION

Full of fibre for a healthy digestive system and control of cholesterol

Protein from the nuts, seeds and oats

Vitamin E contained within the nuts and seeds is an antioxidant and keeps our skin, hair and nails looking lovely

The beta glucans in the oats particularly help with lowering cholesterol

Chia also contain protein and iron and are used to bind the mixture instead of eggs, making it a vegan friendly dish

Goji berries contain antioxidants and Vitamin A for our eyes and also our heart. They can be expensive though, so you can simply replace with dried apricots, sultanas or currants.

This recipe is packed full of goodness though remember that because the nuts and seeds and paste are full of healthy oils, they aren’t light on calories so it is still something to eat in moderation as a ‘treat.’

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11 thoughts on “Guru Slice & Guru Biscuits

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    • Hi Rachael, do you find that you react with oats? Omitting oats isn’t necessary for intolerance only coeliac, but if you find you react to oats you can simply just replace with puffed rice (available from most supermarkets), or crushed almonds (or any nuts). Hope this helps!

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  3. Hi Guru,
    I made these tonight, but unfortunately the slice didn’t bind properly. On the bright side, it still tastes yummy and has a nice nutty crunch to it. Think I might use it to top yoghurt or take to work with me in a little container. Wondering if you have tried freezing the slice? My work colleagues might end up with a taster!

      • I may not have left the chia to soak for the full 15 minutes so that may have been my downfall. The seeds had soaked up all the water and were clumped together.
        I’m going to stick portions of it in the freezer otherwise i wont be able to get through it all! It would make a delicious crumble topping for apple and strawberry crumble! Pity it’s 45 degrees outside and not crumble weather!

  4. Hi Tara, I just wanted to let you know that the recipe ingredients typed in the post don’t match the handwritten recipe on the brown paper bag. One has 1 cup peanut butter and 4 Tbsp chia seeds soaked in 12 Tbs water but the other has 3/4 cup peanut butter and 2 Tbsp chia seeds in 6 Tbsp water. Which one do you follow? I just made a batch based on the typed recipe and it’s cooling now but it looks and smells lovely. Can’t wait for the taste test!
    Kristen

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