Date, coconut & ginger slice

Date coconut and ginger slice

Date coconut and ginger slice

Weight-loss Success by Weight Watchers Reimagined (WW), Published by Macmillan, RRP $39.99, Photography by WW International, Jeremy Simons & Mark Roper

Dates and ginger are two ingredients that are made for each other. Add in some coconut for a magical mix that creates an amazing aroma as it bakes – and tastes even better.

Serves 15 | Prep 15min / Cook 25min


  • 1 cup (150 g) self-raising flour
  • 140 g medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 2⁄3 cup (55 g) shredded or desiccated coconut
  • 1⁄3 cup (75 g) caster sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup (110 g) crystallised ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄4 cup (65 g) reduced-fat oil spread


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 16 cm x 26 cm slice tin with oil. Line the base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5 cm above edge of tin.

2. Combine flour, dates, coconut, sugar and ginger in a large bowl. Stir in egg and oil spread until combined. Press mixture evenly into prepared tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin. Cut into 15 squares.