The weather has been so nice lately. We are now approaching the end of summer and things are starting to cool off a bit. We have had a run of days that have been around the mid-twenties and perfect for sitting outside soaking up the sun.
I have even been enjoying having my breakfast outside on the veranda these last couple of weeks. It’s been wonderful sitting outside reading the paper while the birds are singing in the trees. I will be savouring my mornings like this, too soon the weather will change and it will be too cold to have breakfast outside 🙁
I recently came across a slice recipe that was just right for a summer breakfast treat. Actually the recipe came from blog that I have only recently discovered. The blog is called A Beach Cottage and the recipe is for an Easy Hazelnut & Honey Slice. This recipe really took my fancy because it sounded super easy. Mix everything together, spread mixture into a lined tray, and bake. That is my kind of recipe!
I didn’t have any hazelnuts so I turned to one of my favourite flavour combinations and added walnuts and raisins instead. So I have renamed my version of the recipe Easy Walnut Raisin Slice! I think that the combination of oats, raisins and walnuts make it a super healthy and delicious breakfast. I will definitely be enjoying this easy walnut raisin slice for breakfast quite often now!
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup of roughly chopped walnuts
- ½ cup of raisins
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- ½ cup (125g) butter melted
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup honey
- Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
- Prepare an 8” x 12” x 1.5” slice tin by lining with baking paper (greasing sides if necessary).
- Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
- Press mixture into slice tin and use the back of a spoon to level the top.
- Bake for 20 - 25 mins; slice will have risen and turned golden brown when cooked!
- Allow slice to cool in the tin until just warm, and then carefully lift out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
If you want to make it a bit naughty or you don’t like dried fruit then you could use chocolate chips instead of the raisins. I might just try a chocolaty version next time!