Orange and almond slice

Photographer: Emma
Makes 16 squares

Zesty and beautifully textured, this slice is not for the faint-hearted as it contains a whole pulped orange, pith, zest and all!  What I find most appealing about this slice recipe is that it is quick and easy to make and contains only wholefoods as ingredients.  I often make it on a Sunday afternoon, cutting it up into squares for my four flatmates and me to enjoy at work over the coming week.

Sweeten this recipe with any dried fruit that appeals, be it sultanas, prunes, cranberries or peaches.  Equally, if you prefer other nuts to almonds, swap them out too.  Macadamias, pistachios or cashews would be great.  Freshly ground cardamom seeds, instead of the cinnamon would be a delicious addition too.  Have fun experimenting with this recipe, creating your own variations depending on your mood and what you have stocked in your pantry.


1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup almonds, roughly ground
1 cup apricots, roughly chopped
2/3 cup coconut
1 orange, processed whole
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup yoghurt
1/2 tsp cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 180oC on Bake. Line a 20x20cm baking tin with baking paper.
2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.
3. Tip the mixture into the lined tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top turns golden.
4. Leave to cool in the tin for 15-20 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack. Once completely cool, cut into squares and store in an airtight container.