Low-Fat Ginger & Date Slice

A guilt-free sweet treat

A guilt-free sweet treat that’s quick to make & uses home-grown ginger… low-fat ginger & date slice will have everyone coming back for more!

We’ve crafted a whole new range of ginger recipes this year, to give you a range of goodies to make from your harvest. We’ve found that once once you start growing ginger, it’s kind of addictive…and like us, you might find that you end up with more ginger than you know what to do with. Start by making our ginger syrup—a versatile yet simple concoction, that leaves you with an amazing flavour base for drinks, but also a ton of sweetened ginger that can be used in more recipes. This cake includes some, as does our ginger biscuits, plus you can dehydrate it or use it to make candied ginger.

If you’re not up for making the ginger syrup first, you can substitute our sweetened ginger with store-bought candied or crystallised ginger.

If you haven’t grown your own ginger, never fear- you can always find some plump fresh organic ginger at a local farmers market. Buying a kilo or two (a few pounds) will get you plenty of ginger to cook with and some left over for planting. If you’re short on space, you might like to try growing ginger in containers, using our guide. But I digress- we’re here to make low-fat ginger & date slice!

Here’s How to Make It

Grease and line a slice tin, then chop the dates and sweetened ginger. Melt the margarine and whisk one egg in a small bowl.

Combine the flour, dates, sugar, ginger and coconut together in a mixing bowl.

Stir in the beaten egg and meted margarine until fully incorporated. Note that the mixture will seem quite dry at this stage.

Press the mixture into the tin, to an even thickness. Smooth the surface over if necessary (I used the back of a wooden spoon). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Test with a skewer if you like; it will come out clean when the slice is ready. Take the slice out of the oven and place it on a cooling rack, leaving it in the tin. When it is completely cool, turn it out of the tin.

Enjoy low-fat ginger & date slice with your favourite cuppa!

Low-Fat Ginger & Date Slice

A guilt-free sweet treat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 15
Calories 163 kcal


  • 1 slice tin
  • baking paper
  • 1 mixing bowl


  • 150 grams self-raising flour 1cup
  • 140 grams dates, pitted and chopped
  • 55 grams desiccated coconut 2/3 cup
  • 75 grams caster sugar 1/3 cup
  • 100 grams sweetened ginger* 1/2 cup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 65 grams margarine or oil-based spread, melted 1/4 cup


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease the slice tin with spray oil. Line the tin with baking paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, dates, ginger, coconut and sugar together.
  • Stir in the egg and melted margarine until fully incorporated.
  • Press the mixture into the tin. Ensure the surface is even. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven. Keeping the slice in the tin, place on a wire rack until completely cool. Slice will keep for up to 7 days in an airtight container.


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 172IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword dates, ginger, slice, snack, sweets
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