Who doesn’t love a jam slice?! This is a great, simple recipe if you’re wanting a homemade treat and also looking to use up some overripe or sad looking fruit in the house. Our version includes some unsuspecting veggies but will continue to be an all-time favourite for both kids and adults!
🕒 Prep: 15 mins, cooking time: 30 mins
- 1 cup cooked cauliflower
- 2 cups fruits (I used 3 plums and 1 apple which I roughly cut and steamed)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 tablespoons butter (50grams)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup coconut (shredded or desiccated)
- 1/4 cup plain yoghurt
- Preheat fan-forced oven to 180°C
- Cube butter and leave aside to soften in a bowl at room temperature
- To make the jam, blend the cooked cauliflower with the fruit using an blender or food processor
- Add in chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla essence and leave aside to set
- To make the topping, place room-temperature butter in a large mixing bowl and add oats, flour, coconut and sugar
- Using your fingertips. mix ingredients together to create a crumble
- Once crumble has form, mix in plain yoghurt
- Line slice dish with baking paper and press roughly 2/3 of the crumble mixture firmly into the base of the dish, covering the entire surface
- Top with jam and using the back of a spoon, spread jam evenly over crumble mixture
- Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the jam and pat down gently with your hands
- Bake for 30 minutes
- Let slice cool in the dish before slicing into squares
Other options for making the fruit jam could be: a combination of apple and rhubarb, using frozen berries or tinned fruit (drained). If using tinned or soft fruits (like strawberries, no need to cook first.
Slice can be refrigerated and served warm by heating slightly in the microwave.
Picture is served with greek yogurt and fresh berries.