Monday 19 May 2014

Canada's Rowing Snack Recipe

Last week one of my students made this fantastic slice for a trial practical. It's the recipe her mother makes her for snacking on during rowing training. Every day we send a 'brain food' snack as part of Little Miss 5s morning snack; she gets sick of the standard fruit and nut mix, so this recipe is an excellent and interesting substitute. Canada used sunflower and sesame seeds, but since we have a sesame allergy in our house I substituted linseed and chia instead. Interestingly it has Milo in it, thus a good supply of Vitamin B and Iron to add to the protein from the nuts and seeds. One of my friends suggested using Cadbury Hot chocolate powder instead of Milo for a gluten free option. 

Canada's Rowing Snack Slice

1 cup coconut
1 cup oats
1 cup raw nuts - I used walnuts
1/2 cup linseed
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup Milo
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup dark cane sugar
125g butter

Preheat the oven to 180deg. C and line a 20 x 25cm baking tin with baking paper.

Measure the nuts and seeds into a large bowl. Add the Milo, and set aside.

Place the butter, sugar and honey into a small pot and melt together. 

Boil for 5 minutes. 

Stir the toffee into the seed and nut mixture and spread into a lined tin. 

Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. 

Take from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cold slice up and store in an airtight container. 

This is a delicious and nutritious mid-morning snack that will keep you going right through the day.

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