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Good Earth Cafe's oat, seed, fruit and nut slice
2 Tbsp golden syrup
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
2½ cups rolled oats
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup dried chopped apricots
½ cup sultanas
½ cup currants
½ cup chopped dates
3 bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla essence
1-2 cups mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds and sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 180degC.
Melt butter and golden syrup together, then add brown sugar and mix well.
Add the eggs and mix well.
Add the oats and dried fruit and mix well.
Add the bananas and vanilla essence and mix well.
Put mix into a lined rectangle tin. Sprinkle the mix of seeds and nuts over the top.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
Recipe requested by Jill Reid, Mosgiel. Recipe provided by Good Earth Cafe, Dunedin.
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