Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tropical Coconut Slice [Vegan & Low Fat]

With several family birthdays in the month of February (mine included), I have been baking quite a bit these past few weeks. Rather than reverting back to family favourite  recipes, I wanted to make something tropical as we grasp onto the end of the Summer season here in Australia. 

My discovery of the preservative-free Fast & Fruity puree pouches is a huge time saver, with the fruity filling as simply as squeezing it out of the packaging. If you see them in the supermarket, I suggest buying one in every flavour - I highly recommend them.

Unlike the jam and coconut slice, I have reduced the amount of oat flour in order to create an even fluffier and moister base. The fruity filling flavour is absorbed into the base

The addition of the puffed corn has greatly reduced the fat content of the topping, all whilst adding more texture. If you're not a huge fan of coconut you could substitute more puffed corn in place of the coconut. 

One bite of this slice and your mouth will be watering for more, and you can because they're so low in calories!


3/4 Cup (75g) Oat Flour
6 tsp Orgran Egg Replacer
1/3 Cup of Water
60g Natvia or Norbu
250g Fast & Fruity Tropical Puree
15g Unsweetened Dessicated Coconut
14g Abundant Earth Puffed Corn


Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius (fan-forced)
Take your desiccated coconut and puffed corn and pulse in a blender or food processor until crumbly, then set aside 
Whisk egg replacer and water until it is fluffy like egg whites

Add in the Natvia and whisk further until dissolved

Gently fold in the oat flour

Pour into a baking paper lined tray and spread out evenly
Place in the oven for 10 minutes and the base is slightly browned and firm

Spoon on the tropical fruit mixture again spreading it out evenly

Crumble over the coconut and puffed corn and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes

Allow to cool before cutting into squares
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container 

Makes 15 serves

Macros per serve

48 calories
0.8g protein
1.2g fat
7.8g carbs
2.4g sugar
1.3g fibre

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