Camyoga Date Slice Recipe

Date sliceMany of you asked for it so here you have it :)! The infamous date slice recipe as made here at Camyoga. Enjoy and let us know how your first attempt goes.

You will need:

500ml water 400g dates 350g flour 1tbsp bicarb soda 350g light brown sugar 200g porridge oats good pinch of salt 350g butter, sliced


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line the baking tray with baking paper. Place the water and chopped dates in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for approx. 10 minutes uncovered on low-medium heat, until the date mixture is soft and thick. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

Sift the flour and bicarb soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar, oats and salt and mix it well. Add the butter using your fingers, working into the oat mixture. Combine it thoroughly.

Press half of the oat mixture evenly into the baking tray. Spread the cooked date mixture over this, then sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture. Press gently with palm of your hand into the top.

Bake for approx. 40 minutes or until golden brown at the edges. Let cool down before removing and cutting into pieces.