Saturday, March 14, 2015

Choc and Blackberry Crumble Slice


In the March 2015 edition of Taste magazine, I spied a recipe for choc and blackberry crumble slice.  The recipe is also published online here.  The recipe is vegan, with coconut oil for the fat, and lots of alternative grains.  I had all of the ingredients except the quinoa flakes (which shall never cross my threshold again), so I just subbed in more coconut to make this slice.  I also used rice syrup instead of coconut syrup for the sweetness. 


In theory, this slice sounded good, but in execution, it was only so so.  It was OK, but the base was rather crumbly (not just my opinion - an online comment says the same thing), and the whole thing was a bit ho hum.  People at work said it was nice, but the person who said it tasted like muesli hit the nail on the head.



If you like your treats and you want something a bit healthier, then this could be the recipe for you.  However, in my case, the results weren't good enough to warrant a repeat - I'd rather have a splurge on a buttery crumble slice.

5 comments:

purecomplex.com said...

Okay yeah, this is exactly what I should have had this morning for breakfast lol. This looks amazing

Kari said...

Chocolate and blackberry is an intriguing combination for me and I'm sorry this slice didn't quite work. It sounds good at least!

Cathleen said...

This sounds amazing!

Approaching Food said...

Chocolate muesli! That actually sounds delicious!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I'm sorry you didn't love the results - it sure does sound like it would be delicious!