• Makes 25
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


this is great for having with a cup of coffee or tea, and lasts a while in an airtight container too.

Ingredients (makes 25 slices)

  • 2 cups chopped pitted dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 185g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 20cm x 30cm (base) lamington pan.
  2. Combine dates, water and 1/4 cup of caster sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until dates have absorbed liquid. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda over butter mixture. Stir until well combined. Add oats. Mix well. Press half the mixture into base of prepared pan. Spread date mixture over the top.
  4. Crumble remaining oat mixture over date mixture so dates are completely covered, pressing on with your fingertips. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of caster sugar. Cut into slices. Serve warm or cold.

  • This sounds yum thanks for sharing


  • Quick, easy and delicious – can’t wait to try this one.


  • I used to make this slice but I lost the recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  • This looks amazing and so yummy I really want to try this one! Thanks


  • looks like a very tasty treat – thank you so much for sharing :) I have dates in the cupboard so it will be nice to make something rather than sticky date pudding for a change!


  • I’m going to try this using raisins instead. Thanks for sharing.


  • Your slice is so delicious,love the use of dates in desserts!


  • Oh wow, these sound amazing. I love dates and brown sugar together!


  • This looks really good! A really nice recipe!


  • These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  • Definitely pinned this one to try out later


  • These look so delicious. Thanx for sharing


  • Mmmm just made this. Added a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and brewers yeast to the base/crumble mixture to support my milk supply. Also dusted the top with cinnamon. Its delish!


  • This sounds really interesting, I agree it does sound good for lunchboxes and my little girl loves slices in her box.


  • Dates and coffee is a gorgeous combination; terrific slice; loved.


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