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black forest breakfast slice

Nikki's black forest breakfast slice

Total Time
1 hr 5 min
15 min
50 min
Recipe from Weight-loss Success Cookbook. Recipe by WW Ambassador Nikki. With oats, dates, nuts and fruit, a piece of this hearty chocolate-cherry slice is perfect for a sweet breakfast. Nikki also likes to halve some slices for an afternoon tea treat.


Fresh dates

6 individual, pitted, chopped

Rolled oats, dry

2 cup(s), (180g)

Baking powder

2 tsp

Bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp

Cocoa powder

2 tbs

Sugar free drinking chocolate powder

1½ tbs

White self-raising flour

½ cup(s), (75g)


3 medium, mashed


2 medium

Unsweetened almond milk

1 cup(s), (250ml)

Vanilla essence

1 tsp


234 g, (1 cup (150g) pitted and chopped, plus an extra 12 cherries)

Flaked almonds

¼ cup(s), (25g)

Icing sugar

1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 20 cm x 25 cm deep baking tin with oil. Line base and sides with baking paper.
  2. Process dates and 2 tablespoons boiling water in a small food processor until a paste forms.
  3. Combine oats, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa, drinking chocolate, flour and ½ teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together banana, eggs, almond milk, vanilla and date paste. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold through chopped cherries. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and smooth top. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand cake in tin for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar. Serve sliced, with extra cherries.


TIP: If fresh cherries aren’t in season you can also use frozen pitted cherries, available from supermarkets.