Clean Ginger Slice

I thought I would try making a Clean Ginger Slice and see how it compares (from memory!) to the ginger slice that I had so often growing up. When I was growing up baking was a big part of our lives. Mum would often be in the kitchen making goodies for our school lunches and snacks. One of the goodies I remember her making often was a ginger slice which I really loved. No doubt it was full of sugar and flour and other such ingredients.

While I really enjoy a ginger slice, I’m actually not a huge fan of ginger overall. We use crushed ginger in a lot of our savoury dishes but I never use a lot of it as I can find it quite overpowering at times.

Ginger is a great spice to incorporate into your diet as it boasts many benefits including being an anti-inflammatory and  helping to relieve nausea, I even read that ginger has some minor aphrodisiac benefits but who really knows.

Clean ginger slice recipe refined sugar free from move love eat

This clean ginger slice is refined white sugar free, grain free, gluten free and dairy free and can also be made paleo (and completely refined sugar free) with a simple switch from agave nectar to raw honey. If you are after a nut free ginger slice I have given an alternative to the cashews in the recipe, you could also do half sunflower seeds and half coconut chips if you do not have issues with coconut.  

You will need a food processor for this recipe, I use my trustee Russell Hobbs Multi-Food Processor to make the base, the icing is made in a saucepan over a low heat.

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Clean Ginger Slice
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Recipe type: Baking
  • Base
  • 1 Cup Cashews (or sunflower seeds if you want a nut free version)
  • ½ Cup Pitted Dates
  • Boiling Water to cover the dates
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • Icing
  • 4 Tablespoons Liquid Coconut Oil
  • 3 Teaspoons Agave Nectar (can substitute for honey or maple syrup)
  • 3 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  1. Boil the jug, once boiled pour enough boiling water over the dates to soak.
  2. Line your baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Pulse the cashews until they resemble a flour (a few small chunks is fine).
  4. Add the dates to the food processor and process.
  5. Add some of the water the dates soaked in (one teaspoon at a time) until the mixture starts to come together. You don't want it too wet, just enough to combine all together.
  6. Press the mixture into your baking tray and pop in the freezer.
  7. Add all the icing ingredients to a small sauce pan over a low heat.
  8. Stir the ingredients until everything has melted together then take off the heat.
  9. Immediately whisk or beat the icing ingredients until it becomes smooth and begins to thicken and resemble a caramel.
  10. Taste test the icing and make sure there is enough ginger for you, if not add a little more.
  11. Take the base out of the freezer and pour the icing over the top.
  12. Return the clean ginger slice to the freezer and leave in the freezer for a few hours until completely set.

Are you a ginger slice fan??

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  • Lauren
    November 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Yum! I am going to make this tomorrow!

  • Leigh-ann
    November 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Yum! Think I’ll give this one a go. 🙂

  • Corrine
    November 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Superb! Now all I need is a food processor, but seriously, this looks sublime!
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    • Amanda @ Move Love Eat
      November 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Oh bummer! I LOVE my food processor so much, it’s the one piece of kitchen equipment (okay I lie, my george foreman mix and go and crockpot are in there too), that I use all the time!

  • Amy F @ teaandsage
    November 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    You would not believe how excited I am about this recipe. I have missed ginger slice so much! Can’t wait to make it 🙂

    • Amanda @ Move Love Eat
      November 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

      So glad your excited about it Amy, let me know how you get on 🙂

  • Nicole Neverman
    November 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    This is absolutely fantastic!! Turning a kiwi classic into something a lot more healthy is just great. Thanks so much for this. Cannot wait to try!
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  • Beth
    November 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

    This sounds delicious, I like ginger. May have to try this one!
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  • Julie S.
    November 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Looks so good!
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  • Deidre Miller
    November 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I have never heard of Ginger Slice! Welcome to the real world, me.
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  • Shelby
    November 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Yumm! sounds good and easy!
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  • estherjulee
    November 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    i’m not a huge fan of ginger either.. but i can do small doses of it.. 🙂
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  • Alison
    November 26, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I’ve never heard of Ginger slice, but this looks delicious! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock??
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    • Amanda @ Move Love Eat
      November 26, 2014 at 9:52 am

      I’m so surprised that so many people haven’t heard of ginger slice! You totally all need to try it 😉

  • Janet
    November 26, 2014 at 6:16 am

    I’ve never heard of a ginger slice either, but this sounds yummy!
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  • mandy @ a sorta fairytale
    November 26, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Oooh! Interesting! I don’t think I’ve seen these before! Look yummy!
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  • Laura
    November 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    That looks really yummy! I love ginger!
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  • Ashley
    November 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I’ve never had this! It sounds good though so I’ll have to give it a try 🙂
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  • Jena
    November 27, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Looks delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe!
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  • Lani @ Life Anchored
    November 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    This sounds so good! Will have to pin it for later.
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  • Nicky
    January 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    These are great. They reminder me of a Larabar style snack
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  • KC the Kitchen Chopper
    January 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Your Ginger Slices could tame any sweet tooth. They look wonderful.
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  • Jessica (Savory Experiments)
    January 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

    This looks great ! Even better that it is clean eating.
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  • Katerina
    January 30, 2015 at 3:50 am

    I love ginger flavor and these bars look terrific!
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  • Joanne/WineLady Cooks
    January 31, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    This is a great recipe, love the Clean Ginger Slice. This is a sweet treat that I know I will enjoy.
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  • Heidy L. McCallum
    February 4, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Amazing recipe for Clean Ginger Slice— loving the ingredients and flavors
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    • Ronda
      February 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      I am a big fan of ginger and love the idea of a ginger slice.

  • Beth
    April 22, 2015 at 4:37 am

    I am new to the site & would love to try this recipe. I drink a lot of ginger tea, but have never heard of ginger slice either! I have to take the risk of sounding dumb, but what is the ‘base’ in the recipe?

    • Amanda @ Move Love Eat
      April 24, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Welcome Beth, thanks for stopping by! The base is the dates and the nuts 🙂 The top is the rest.

  • Tiffany Yule
    November 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Hi there, does this need to stay in the freezer? Or can it be kept in fridge or pantry?

    • Amanda @ Move Love Eat
      November 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Tiffany, it can be kept in the fridge as the coconut oil will hold it together 🙂

      • Tiffany Yule
        November 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        Great, thanks! I love ginger slice so its great to get a more nutricious version of an old favourite 🙂

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  • Molly Foster
    April 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Made this yesterday and its deliiish! Only trouble I had was getting the icing to not seperate, the coconut oil didn’t wanna mix 🙁 still yummy nonetheless!

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