Dates are a sweet treat that are also full of fibre, magnesium and potassium. We take a pound of dates, add a bit of coffee flavour and sandwich all that goodness with an oat flour base and crumble. The squares are also the perfect size of sharing – enjoy!
- Preheat the oven to 375°F / 190°C.
- In a small saucepan, mix together the dates, coffee and brown sugar, and cook over low-medium heat, until the dates have absorbed the liquid and are soft.
- Remove from the heat; add orange juice and let cool at room temperature.
- While the garnishing cools down, in a large bowl, mix together the white flour, oat flour or oat flakes, brown sugar and salt.
- Add the butter and cut it into pieces using two knives, until crumbled.
- Spread half of the mixture in a 9 inch (23 cm) oven-safe square dish, buttered beforehand.
- Top with cooled garnishing.
- Add the other base half over the garnishing and pack.
- Cook in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the top of the dish is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cut into 16 - 2 inch (5 cm) squares. Let cool at room temperature in the dish before serving.