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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One-cup Fruit Slice

One-cup Fruit Slice

(taken from The Secret of Healthy Children)

*This is one you can throw together and have in the oven in under 10 minutes. Any other combination of dried fruit can be used in place of the dried apricots and sultanas, as long as it amounts to 2 cups.

1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup chopped dried apricots

1 cup sultanas

1 cup reduced-fat milk

Grease a 20cm x 30cm slab tin.

Mix all the ingredients together evenly. Press into the tin.

Bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes.


(I used 2 cups of fruit medley in this one and there is no butter/margarine added so it is good for the waistline)

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  1. Hi Tania

    I could imagine this with dried cranberries, dates and hmmm, choc chips! Another keeper.

    Cheers - Joolz

  2. I was disappointed with craisins, I think they are saturated in normal sugar, rather than being natural, if you know what I mean. However, I could be wrong. Maybe they are soaked in strong syrup or something.

  3. I accidently bought apricots the other day I think instead of dried apples.

    Despite my earlier comment, kids need something like this, otherwise they would be into other stuff.

    So similar to the Family Circle 5 cup cake, it is a race between you and the oven heating up.

  4. Tania

    Can you change your blog name to "The Saviour of a Manic Working Mother"

    I just popped in a few minutes ago saw this and went fantastic afternoon tea that can be cooked and ready for this afternoon.

    it is in the oven now.

    My new job is FANTASTIC trouble is I am dividing my time between my old job and the new one and that is draining and yuk.

    Thank you so much and my children will thank you this afternoon.


  5. Have linked to this post and your super foods on my blog, hope you don't mind.

  6. Just made this with my nearly 2yr old daughter for her party. They turned out great and she loves them. Thanks, found this through a random search on Google.


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