One of my favorite pre plant-based baked goods was an almond slice. With that in mind I decided to come up with my own recipe that would be comparably delicious.
The almond slice is made up from only 8 ingredients (excluding filling), including whole-wheat flour, ground almonds, oats, brown sugar, salt, vegan spread and aquafaba. The goal was to create a slice that would be fairly soft and moist but wouldn’t be so delicate that it would crumble and fall apart in your hand.
This was the first time we have used aquafaba in a recipe so we were very pleased that is worked so well. You can put your leftover aquafaba in the fridge or even freeze it in an ice cube tray.
For the filling we whizzed up Erin’s leftover fruit compote that she had made for our delicious porridge breakfast that morning! Feel free to use any kind of filling you want, even if it means using a handy store bought preserve.
Our youngest boy devoured his almond slice and probably would have finished the lot if he could have got his hands on them! Our six year old is becoming quite the food critic, and as he scoffed his down he told me they were slightly on the soft side. With that in mind, next batch I might try sprinkling some sliced almonds on top before they go in the oven.
Fruit-filled Oat and Almond Slice
Yield 10 Slices
This fruit-filled oat and almond slice is delicious, nutritious and easy to make. Perfect for an afternoon snack or to pop in the kids lunchbox.
For the slice
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup vegan spread (we use Becel)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup aquafaba (the leftover liquid from a can of chickpeas)
- 1/2 tsp salt (we use iodized for extra nutrition)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the filling
- 1 large Fuji apple
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tsp cornstarch
For the slice
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
- In your food processor add the flour, almonds, sugar and salt. Pulse for about 20 seconds
- Add in the vegan spread and the aquafaba, then process on low until your mixture comes together. Scoop out the food from the processor, then form into a bowl and set aside.
- Line a 5 x 5 inch baking tray with parchment paper.
- Divide the dough in half and push down into your baking tray. Top tip - use a spatula to press down evenly.
- Spread your filling of choice evenly over your base layer. Crumble and sprinkle the remaining dough on the top of your filling, then gently use the spatula to flatten down evenly.
- Pop in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Cool then cut into desired size bars.
For the filling
Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Sodium 227 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 14.5 g
Protein 4.35 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
We hope you enjoy this almond slice recipe! If so, we have more delicious baking recipes such as our Nutritious Breakfast Bars, perfect for a weekend morning or as a nutritious snack for the kids lunchboxes(nut free)! Or how about our Vegan Breakfast Bran Muffins, great for a lazy Sunday morning with a cup of coffee.