This Chia and Berry slice is an Irresistible energy hit!
Chia and berries together make a wonderful centre for this super healthy slice.
Note from the author: This Chia slice can very easily be made as a Gluten Free treat. Use GF muesli, or make up your own mixture to the 3 cup amount in the recipe. The blueberries can be swapped for any berries, or even cooked apricots.
Chia and Blueberry Slice
serves 8 Very easy 10 min prep, 25 minutes cooking
3 cups of your favourite muesli or granola – choose one with low sugar content
3 cups(in total) of rolled oats, coconut, chopped macadamias, some pepitas and pistachios.
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup plain flour, or 1/2 cup almond meal
100g butter – melted with the honey
3 tablespoons honey
250g blueberries or raspberries
juice of half a lemon
1/3 cup chia seeds
Steps to success:
- Preheat oven to 160°C
- In a small microwave jug, put the berries and the lemon juice. Heat until boiling for about 40 seconds. (If using frozen fruit, cook for 2 minutes). Add the Chia and let stand for 10 minutes – this will soak up the juices and not be so runny.
- In a separate large bowl, put the dry ingredients. Add the butter/honey mix and stir well. Add the egg and it should just come together.
- Line a slice tin with baking paper and put two thirds of the base mixture into it. Press down with a spoon or your hand so that it forms a solid base for the blueberry mixture.
Spread the blueberry/raspberry mixture evenly over the base. Take the rest of the base mixture and crumble evenly over the top.
- Pop into the oven for about 20 minutes, until the top has a lovely golden crunch to it.