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Oaty Ginger Crunch
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Oaty Ginger Crunch

A chewy, gingery, oaty base topped with a sweet, spicy ginger icing.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Brownies & Bars, Ginger Slice
Servings: 32 squares
Calories: 230kcal


For the Base:

  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • 300 g light brown sugar
  • 135 g old-fashioned oats
  • 225 g unsalted butter
  • 90 g golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)

For the Ginger Topping:

  • 135 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g golden syrup
  • tablespoon ground ginger
  • 325 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)


To Make the Base:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9x9-inch pan, and line with two pieces of parchment paper, so that there is an overhang on all sides, forming a sling.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground ginger. Add the brown sugar and rolled oats, and mix well to combine.
  • In a small pot, melt together the butter, golden syrup, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix well. Press the mixture into the tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden on the edges. Five minutes before the base is done, prepare the topping.

To Make the Topping:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium pot in the order listed. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Pour over the hot base, and leave at room temperature until set. Slice into pieces with a hot knife.


Store in an airtight container. Can be kept in the fridge, but bring to room temperature before eating.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg