Little one and I have been creating Oaty Jam Coconut Slices in the kitchen this week, using goodies from our Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From hamper. Not only are they really easy to make but they are also free from dairy, eggs, nuts, soya, gluten and wheat! Plus they are vegan too!
Oaty Jam Coconut Slices
As you may know from my previous posts, I am a big fan of making recipes that little one can get involved with. This one is perfect for little hands to help with. The recipe isn’t complicated, with only five ingredients. It also provides lots of opportunities for little one to help. She was a big fan of pressing the oaty mixture into the tin. She also loved helping to spread the jam across the oat layer.
It is also a fairly healthy recipe, with ways to make it even healthier (and refined sugar free):
- Substitute the Strawberry Preserve for Strawberry Chia Jam
- Use crushed berries rather than berry jam
- Replace the dairy free spread with melted coconut oil (quantities may change)
The recipe could also be easily adapted to include different fillings. Apricot jam would make a delicious filling. Cooked apple and blackberries would give a lovely autumnal twist! You could also add some free from chocolate chips to the oaty mixture! The use of coconut flour and coconut sugar gives a subtle coconut taste. Adding desiccated coconut to the oat mixture would make these even yummier!
We enjoyed these as an afternoon snack, me with a cup of tea. They would make perfect picnic treats or a yummy lunch box filler.
Remember to check out the Rhubarb Crumble Muffins we made also using Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From oats. Check back soon for our review on the Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Hamper.
**This recipe was made using items gifted by Sainsbury’s. The views on the products are all my own**