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This has got to be one of the easiest fruit slices I’ve ever made.

You might like to also check out my Easy Banana Bread Recipe and Easy Christmas Cake Recipe.

Preparation time for this delicious fruit slice recipe is less than ten minutes. You can make one large slice or two smaller ones – so you can freeze one for later use. I used two bread loaf tins to make two smaller slices.

Fruit Slice Recipe

To keep things simple, I use a cup measure. The cup should hold approx 8 fl oz / 250 ml of liquid.

Here goes:-

Fruit Slice Recipe – Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup oats
  • Half cup raw sugar (or other sugar)
  • 1 cup mixed fruit
  • 4oz /120g butter (or your usual spread)
  • Three-quarters cup milk (I use soy)
  • 2 eggs

Fruit Slice Recipe – Method

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Gently melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove top
  3. Add the milk and eggs to the melted butter and mix together
  4. Add this wet mix to the dry ingredients and stir to combine
  5. Line one large slice tray or two bread loaf tins with baking paper and add the slice mix
  6. Bake in a pre-heated moderate oven for around 30 minutes, until nicely browned and firm on top
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the tray/tins, then remove baking paper and cool on a wire rack

Fruit Slices hot out of the oven


Fruit Slices cooling on wire rack

Handy Hints and Variations

  • If you are making two fruit slices and plan on freezing one, make sure it is completely cooled before wrapping in foil, placing in a plastic bag, then putting in the freezer
  • You can replace oats with crushed cornflakes, crushed Weetbix or muesli
  • If you like your slice a bit more fruity, add another half cup of mixed fruit
  • To help the baking paper stick to the bottom and sides of the tray/tins, spray the tray/tins with a little oil before adding the baking paper
  • The baking paper on the bottom is the most important, to stop the slice sticking to the bottom
  • This fruit slice recipe is best eaten on the day, but will store for a couple of days in an airtight tin

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Jan Littlehales

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7 Responses to “Fruit Slice Recipe – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Wilson says:

    These fruit slices are similar to the ones I always buy from the grocery store! I never knew they were so simple to make. They tend to make very good breakfast and snacks when you get hungry in the middle of the day. Might make a few for myself one day! Thank you

    Kind regards

  2. Lisa Wood says:

    That slice sounds so yummy – but it wouldnt last one hour in our house so there is no thoughts about freezing it! Love your easy simple recipes.


  3. Thanks Lisa and Wilson,
    Don’t know why I bothered freezing one either Lisa – it was out of the freezer the next day! I might double the quantities next time.
    This fruit slice recipe is very quick and easy, Wilson. Give it a go πŸ™‚

  4. What a great and quick recipe.

    Do you think fresh fruit, cut up stone fruit would be okay to use in the slice as well?

  5. Hi Cherie,
    I think putting some fresh fruit into this slice is a great idea!
    You could put fresh fruit instead of the mixed fruit, or do a combination of the two – up to one-and-a-half cup fulls in total should be enough.
    Cut the fruit quite small and mix it with the dry ingredients, before you add the liquid.
    Let me know how it turns out – maybe I’ll try myself next time I make it πŸ™‚

  6. Eileen says:

    Hi Jan,

    This looks great and will definitely give it a try. I was doing some research recently that says that steel cut oats are better for you. I wonder if you can soak them overnight and still use them in your recipe. We also tend to use Spelt flour and a baking powder as an alternative to highly processed white flour. πŸ™‚

    Stay well, Eileen.

  7. Hi Eileen,
    I love your healthy alternatives. Spelt bread is delicious – especially toasted – although I can’t get the family enthusiastic about it. Putting it into my baking might be the answer!
    Not sure about soaking the oats overnight before using them. You really want the oats to spread throughout the slice mix and this might be difficult is the oats have been soaked. If you try it, let me know how you go.

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