RECIPE: Nut-free yoghurt muesli slice
To celebrate Food Allergy week, we’re sharing our yummy nut-free yoghurt muesli slice with you. A filling, chewy and delicious snack with sweet dried and fresh fruit. To top it off, the oats, banana, seeds and coconut help this slice be a source of fibre.
Prepared without a trace
We’ve created this recipe with Trumps Food Service products in mind. The ingredients we’ve used are free from hidden nut allergens. While it may sound simple to exclude nuts from a muesli slice, it only takes a trace of a food allergen to cause an allergic reaction. For example, even the smallest amount of a peanut (eaten, breathed in, or touched) may trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction in some people. Therefore, it’s critical to read to the food labels.
FSANZ have made allergy labelling easy in Australia and New Zealand. All the 10 common food allergens bolded and labelled in the ingredients list AND in the allergen statement on the packet. Also look out for the “May contain” statement. This is voluntary to state, but it means the allergen is stored or processed close to the food product, and/or added to other food lines, but not purposely included in the product. Accidental contamination is a possibility and depending on the severity of the allergy, the “may contain” * statement may also help you decide whether the risk of cross contamination is suitable.
Trumps Food Service Allergen Plan
Trumps Allergen Plan is a set of stringent assessment and containment procedures that ensure their products don’t contain unnecessary allergens. This comes a part of their mission which is to provide customers with healthier food choices and to make as many of their offerings available to customers with food allergen sensitivities as they can. Trumps Allergen Plan includes: three segregated production facilities, stringent sourcing controls and strict containment procedure.
Nuts are the most common allergen that has a blanket ban at many childcare centres, therefore we keep our little ones in mind when creating this recipe. It makes 32 large slices and 95 small slices for little hands.
Makes 32 big slices or 95 little ones
280g (3 cups) Trumps Rolled Oats
2 tbsps Thick Greek-style Yoghurt
370g (2 cups) Trumps Mixed Fruit Fancy
180g (1 cup) Trumps Icing Sugar Mixture, sifted
190g (1 cup) Trumps Dried Cranberries Sweetened
180g (1 cup) Trumps Sunflower Kernels
100g (1/2 cup) Trumps sugar
40g (1/2 cup) Trumps Desiccated Coconut
2 tsps Trumps Ground Cinnamon
4 medium bananas, mashed
4 tbsp regular butter
Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Grease a 20 x 30cm slice pan and line with baking paper, allowing the long sides to overhang.
Step 2 Combine the oats, mixed fruit, cranberries, sunflower kernels, sugar, coconut and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the banana, butter and eggs and mix until well combined. Spoon into the prepared pan and use the back of the spoon to press down and flatten the surface.
Step 3 Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool in the pan.
Step 4 For the Yoghurt icing, mix the Greek-style yoghurt and icing sugar together.
Step 5 Drizzle the yoghurt icing over the cooled slice. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to set. Transfer to a chopping board and cut into 32 slices for adults or 95 slices for young children. Keep these delicious slices in the fridge. Enjoy!
Allergens: Wheat, GLUTEN, Egg & cow’s Milk
Each individual OSCAR recipe has been assessed by our qualified Dietitians and includes the IDDSI Texture Modification Suitability index.
We’re a bunch of foodies
Our whole business revolves around food. From our Dietetic services, food safety, auditing, training, speech pathology, it all involves our love of food and keeping vulnerable Australians safe. We were lucky enough to have our Operations Manager (and prior head chef), Shannon Kee made this slice over the weekend for the staff to enjoy during food allergy week. It was safe to say, it was a hit with us all. But of course, we still have a few ideas to modify.
Tips from the staff
A yummy slice but for my personal preference, I would swap out the yoghurt icing for a traditional cream cheese icing with a little added shredded coconut for garnish. Just like the icing on a carrot cake that my grandmother use to make!
This is a great high energy snack within Aged care for those on a regular diet. To increase the fibre and protein, try adding more eggs and sunflower seeds or even try out some pumpkin seeds for extra colour variation. Love Shannon’s suggestion for cream cheese, and of course this can add extra energy and protein to the slice too!