Apple and Oat Slice

Apple and Oat Slice

Slices, biscuits, cakes, muffins all staple lunchbox fillers I find myself regularly making and freezing for the week ahead.  I also find myself experimenting with different combinations and using up things that need to be eaten (like the 5 small apples that were past being ok to eat, but still good for cooking with).  This is how the apple and oat slice was created and then enjoyed during the coming week.

The combination of the sweet apples and hearty oats make it a perfect morning tea snack.


5 Small Red Apples, grated
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Plain Flour
1/4 Cup Raw Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
100ml Olive Oil
2 Eggs


1. I grated the apples using my food processor to save time, but a hand grater will work just as well.  Place the grated apples and all dry ingredients into a medium bowl.  Mix well to combine.

2. In a smaller bowl or jug whisk together the olive oil and eggs then pour into the dry ingredients, mix well to combine.
3. Pour into a lined square baking dish, level off and place into a preheated 180 degree celcius oven for 25 minutes, or until lightly golden and it bounces back when touched.

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Cut into slices – I cut mine into 16 slices.

Store in the fridge for up to 7 days in an air tight container.

Freezer friendly: place slices into zip lock bags and freeze for up to three months.

TIP: Try swapping some of the grated apple with grated carrot.

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36 Responses to Apple and Oat Slice

  1. Tania February 21, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    Could you replace the eggs with banana. Or would I need to use Egg-like, ( an egg substitute)???
    Due to fatal allergy to eggs!

    • Amanda February 21, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      I would recommend and egg substitute as the eggs make the slice light and fluffy.

      • lisa May 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

        I would beat 1/4 banana puree with 1/4 cup of almond or oat milk until its fluffuas an egg replacement

  2. Briohny February 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    This looks perfect for lunches next week. I’ve shared it on my facebook page. 🙂

  3. Gwenda February 25, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    Just made this slice YUMMO Thx Amanda

    • Amanda February 25, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      Fantastic! Enjoy.

  4. mel March 1, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    Could I use pear instead of apple?

  5. Laura March 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Can you use bananas instead it apple?

    • Amanda March 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Laura. I would say no as the banana is a completely different texture to the apple and it would change the consistency of the slice. Any other fruit like pear, peaches, apricots would work.

  6. kristen April 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Is this recipe Freezable ??

  7. Naomi April 11, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    Just made this cant wait

  8. Tara April 11, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    could you substitute the raw sugar with stevia?

    • Amanda April 12, 2015 at 9:01 am #

      Yes you can. Use the recommended conversion amount.

  9. Brenda April 13, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Thinking about trying with wholemeal flour for one measure, and also coconut oil instead of olive. Do you think I would need a bit more liquid with the wholemeal flour? Thanks!

    • Amanda April 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

      You can swap the self raising flour for wholemeal self raising flour and add 1/4 cup of milk to compensate for the wholemeal flour. Swapping the olive oil for coconut oil I’m not sure is a good idea as it will change the flavour and the density of the slice.

  10. Helen May 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

    Made this…texture was nice but not sweet enough. Would add some sugar or something to increase sweetness next time

  11. Marcia May 29, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    Can I use Granny Smith Apples in this recipe please,

  12. Dan August 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi there,
    Just wondering if the olive oil can be replaced with butter (melted & cooled). My family is not keen on the taste of the oil (although I don’t mind it). If not, are there any other replacements you’re able to suggest? Thank you.

    • Amanda August 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

      Hi, yes it can be.

      • Dan August 15, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

        Thank you. Will give it a go.

  13. June September 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi there. Just wondering if you peel your apples beforehand. Thanks.

    • Amanda September 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

      Hi June, I left them on to add a fleck of colour through the slice. You could peel if you wanted too.

  14. Leah September 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    Can I use maple syrup or honey to sweeten instead of sugar?

    • Amanda September 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

      Hi Leah, yes you could it would just change the sweetness level depending on which one you use.

  15. Melissa March 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    Made this today, hubby thought it was a bit grainy, as it has oats, could I use almond meal or something less textured in place of the oats?

    • Amanda March 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

      Hi Melissa you could or you could or you could use quick oats as they are cut up smaller and won’t have as much texture.

  16. Mandy October 27, 2016 at 2:01 am #

    Hi i dont have self raising flour. What can i use as a substitute?

    • Amanda October 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      Replace with plain flour and had 1 teaspoon of baking powder for ever cup of flour.

  17. Alexandra January 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

    Hi Amanda, great recipe! I just baked a batch, however mine is quite soft in texture and spongy. Is that supposed to be? Or could I have baked a slightly longer?

    • Amanda February 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Hi Alexandra, the texture is slightly chewy.

  18. Jenny February 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    Could i use applesauce instead of the oil. Thanks

    • Amanda February 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

      I haven’t tried it with this substitution but I would say it could work.

  19. Michelle September 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    Hi, you said ok to use pear, apricots, peaches is that fresh or can you use tinned??

    • Amanda September 10, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      HI Michelle, both fresh or tinned will work.

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