Oatmeal Slice Recipe with Maca & Figs for New Mums

Oatmeal Slice Recipe with Maca & Figs for New Mums
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Vegan, Dairy Free
Store in fridge for up to 4 days.

This is a lovely nourishing recipe for making oatmeal slices. A great snack for eating after having a baby and possible to make with one hand whilst cuddling a baby.

These oatmeal slices contain considerably less fat than a flapjack and are sweetened with only fruit. These superfood slices provide essential nutrients and energy including; Maca to balance postnatal hormones, Figs and Apricots that are naturally high in calcium, Almonds for magnesium and Oats to aid lactation and also give slow release energy throughout those long days and nights.

  • 2 x Bowls for Soaking
  • Oven
  • Baking Tray
  • Cup
  • Blender
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Medium Sized Baking Dish
  • Baking Paper
  • Butter Knife or Spatula


  1. In Advance:

  2. Soak 100g dried apricots in enough water to generously cover, overnight if possible.
  3. Prepare the flax “egg” by mixing the golden flaxseeds with the 4tbsp water in a small bowl and setting aside.
  4. To Prepare:

  5. Preheat oven to 200 and as its heating up, toast the flaked almonds on a baking tray for 10-15 mins until brown and toasty looking.
  6. Take the soaking apricots and drain most of the liquid out into another cup as we will use this later in the recipe. Blend the soaked apricots in a blender to make a “jam”.
  7. Measure out the oats into a large mixing bowl and add the maca powder, salt and orange zest, stir to mix in well. Then add MOST of the toasted almonds, saving some for the topping.
  8. Measure out the plant milk of your choice. Add the melted coconut oil to the plant milk with the flax “eggs”.
  9. Mix together well, this will look lumpy due to the nature of the flax and the coconut milk cooling but don't worry.
  10. Mix this milk mixture into the oats to make the oatmeal mixture.
  11. Chop the dried figs into small chunks and add this to the mixture combining well.
  12. Line a medium sized baking dish with baking paper and add half of the oatmeal mixture.
  13. Now using the apricot “jam” spread an even layer all over the base layer before topping up with the rest of the oats. This creates an optional apricot layer in the centre of the slice. Alternatively, mix the jam into the  mix and simply transfer all to dish.
  14. Smooth the top down and sprinkle with remainder of toasted almond flakes.
  15. Now take the liquid from the apricots and drizzle it all over the top of the oatmeal. This will add moisture and tasty stickiness to the top edges.
  16. Cook on 200 degrees for 30-35mins or until brown on top.
  17. COOL COMPLETLEY before cutting into squares.
  18. Enjoy as a convenient alternative to porridge or as a one-handed snack whilst breastfeeding OR serve as a healthy dessert with plant-based yoghurt and/or a tasty syrup.
  19. Keeps in fridge for up to 4 days.
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20 February 2018 - 2:05pm