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I'm Mikhaela.

I quit sugar four years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It was making me fat, sick, lethargic... miserable. It was hard, but I got there. The reward has been incredible. For me and my family.

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Chia Jam Biscuit Slice

Chia Jam Biscuit Slice

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Apologies for the radio silence lately.  I am back now though and ready to share some exciting new recipes. XXX


This delicious slice all came about because of a toffee slice I made..(recipe to come) it was soooooooooooooo good, I thought I must do something else with this base biscuit recipe. 

I have been on a chia jam mission lately as my eldest requested jam on toast. So, as there is no way I am going to be buying him store bought, sugar packed stuff. This is my substitute. And the entire family have jumped on board. I make a jar every week using frozen berries and store it in the fridge. Delish added to porridge, yoghurt bowls, toast, peanut butter.. All you need to do is mix defrosted berries (which ever you prefer) with chia seeds. Ensure you continue to stir so chia seeds are mixed through well to absorb the moisture.. It makes it lovely and thick. yumyumyum

 

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Ingredients

Biscuit Base
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups desicated coconut
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup quality butter
  • 1 cup soaked pitted dates (soak dates in boiling water for 20 minutes then drain)
Chia Jam Topping
  • 2 cups frozen berries (I used raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbs chia seeds

 

Method

1. Pre heat oven 170c

2. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm tray.

3. Place all base ingredients in the food processor and blend for 2 minutes or until a dough forms.

4. Press firmly into the tray and place in the pre heated oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before pouring jam over the top.

Jam

6. Add frozen berries to a medium saucepan and turn to medium heat. Bring to a simmer before adding the remaining ingredients. Stir well before turning the heat off. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.

7. Using a spatula, pour the chia jam over the cooled base. Spread evenly with the spatula. Cover and allow to cool completely in the fridge.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge for one week. Or in the freezer for one month.

 

MIkhaela xx

 

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