I love this slice because it is fragrant and lightly sweet, uses only the things that I always have in my cupboard so it is inexpensive, you can have it in the oven in 5 minutes flat and it is really simple to make it allergy friendly.
And even better … my kiddo who has an Oral Allergy Syndrome reaction to raw apple can tolerate some cooked apple so everyone in our family can share!
**See below the main recipe for allergy friendly swaps and more options**
- 2 large apples
- 2 cups of flour (I use spelt and do half wholemeal)**
- 2 tsp GF baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar (I like coconut sugar for the caramel taste)
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 185g melted butter
Mix together all of the dry ingredients.
Add in the melted butter, then core and dice (but don’t peel) the apples and mix them through.
Press them mix firmly into a greased 20×20 baking dish and place in a preheated 180C for about 25 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin before moving to a wire rack.
Cut into about 16 squares and serve warm or cold.
To change it up:
Gluten Free – replace the flour with 1 3/4 cup of a gluten free flour mix plus 1 tsp of psyllium husk. Then replace the oats with shredded coconut or puffed rice.
Dairy Free – use a plant based butter
Can’t do apples? Pears are a great switch
Want something a bit fancier? Crumble some chopped almonds over the top and sprinkle with a tsp of extra sugar before baking and serve warm, with custard.
Got a super sweet tooth? Add in 6 chopped medjool dates or 1/2 cup of sultanas
Not sending it to school? Replace 1/2 a cup of the flour with almond meal
3 thoughts on “Lunchbox Apple Slice”
If I’m not using sugar, but adding the medjool dates instead. Do I need to adjust any of the other ingredients?
You should be fine without altering the other ingredients.
Lately I’ve been grating the Apple instead of cutting it into chunks and have found that it holds together better 🙂
Awesome, thank you. I like the idea of grating the apple. 🙂