Tahini Slice

YAY FOOD! And food that is not too bad for you πŸ™‚ This all falls under my whole idea of trying to eat better and trying new things resolutions for this year. I often suffer from 3:30-itis πŸ™‚ For those of you that haven’t heard of this it is that time in the afternoon (usually around 3:30) where you get really hungry. The craving is usually for carbs or chocolate – it is the danger zone πŸ™‚ Basically your body needs something to get you through until dinner. I often get it bad and it seemed the more I tried to not reach for carbs or something sweet AKA chocolate the more my brain would think of nothing else. Now, I love myself some muesli slice, however it is not exactly good for you depending on what you put in, it can have a lot of preservatives, sugars etc. So on my researcher hat went in search of a healthy muesli slice. I discovered Tahini slice πŸ™‚ Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds (I foundΒ the consistency similar, but a little runnier than peanut butter) you can get hulled and un-hulled varieties, it is also a main ingredient in hummus so in buying it I will also finally get to try making my own hummus, yay for no wastage :). Tahini is a good source of calcium, protein and healthy fats.Β In my case I chose un-hulled Tahini because when I compared the labels there was less fat, sodium, carbs etc. Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sultanas

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line a slice tin with baking paper.

Not only handy for the lining of the tin, but also great microphone for singing along to the radiop as you cook :)

Not only handy for the lining of the tin, but also a great microphone for singing along to the radio as you cook πŸ™‚

In a large bowl, stir together the tahini and agave. Stir in the oats and sultanas.

Tahini slice mix

Tahini slice mix

Spoon the mixture into the slice tin you prepared and smooth it out with the back of the spoon. Bake for 10-15mins or until golden. Cool Completely before slicing to serve.

Cooked slice cooling down

Cooked slice cooling down

Please note that it is a sticky slice. It is not meant to have the consistency of cake πŸ™‚ Mine kept for over a week in Tupperware and it was a huge help with my 3:30-itis πŸ™‚ I cut mine into 12 biggish slices. It has a heavy nutty flavour (so good) and goes great with an afternoon tea or coffee. You get some carbs from the oats and tahini and sweetness (not at all overpowering) from the agave syrup and sultanas.

The finished product... so yummy!!!

The finished product… so yummy!!!

I found the recipe in a book called 4 Ingredients Diabetes by Diabetes Australia VIC.

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About DitchTheBun

I work in a Public Library full time as the Reference & Information Services Librarian. It is a full on, busy role with much variety and many challenges and I love it! I love being able to be part of selecting books for our library service too, so amazing!!! I love the idea of thinking about our patrons and what they might enjoy reading. I have strange sometimes very outside the box ideas that I want to try at work, I just need to convince others of how awesome my ideas are. Saving the Library, one awesome plan at a time. Hmm... I need a cape - all the awesome super heroes have a cape! View all posts by DitchTheBun

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