Oaty plum gingerbread slice

Oaty plum gingerbread slice

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level



Makes 12 squares

A rustic traybake for any time of day. Try a square at coffee break, or with a jug of steaming custard after dinner.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per square



  • 140g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g dark soft brown sugar
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 6 small plums (about 250g prepared weight)
  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 heaped tbsp chopped stem ginger
  • 85g porridge oats (not jumbo)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten, at room temperature

For the topping

  • 25g plain flour
  • 25g porridge oats
  • 2 heaped tsp chopped ginger

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  1. Grease a 17 x 23cm cake tin and line with parchment. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a large pan. While you wait, stone and quarter the plums.
  2. When the pan ingredients are smooth, stir in the flour, baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, the gingers, oats and eggs, then beat until even. Pour all but about 2 tbsp of the batter into the prepared tin, then scatter the batter with the plums.
  3. For the topping, work the extra flour and oats into the reserved 2 tbsp of batter to make a flapjack-like dough. Crumble this over the tin and scatter with the chopped ginger. Bake for 30 mins or until golden and risen, then cool completely in the tin. Cut into squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2013

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arclarke's picture
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This was fantastic. Made it with ripe plums and probably a bit more ginger than the recipe stated, and it was incredibly tasty.

meowvon's picture
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This was yum! Gone within 2 days between 3 people :).

annefrick's picture
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I made it almost as the recipe said, and really liked it. (I have had three slices already.)

My difference is that I used a slightly bigger square tin instead of a rectangular one. I baked it for 30 minutes. I also went with stemmed ginger for the topping instead of just ginger. I also chopped up the plums instead of quartering them.

The ginger is rather dominant, however I love ginger.

fruitymuffin's picture
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This slice isn't very nice, made it without any adjustments. the ginger taste is too strong and the plums are too big. Would never bother making it again, this recipe needs serious adjustments, it's a flapjack with el dente plums thrown on top. The irony, I like flapjacks, ginger and plums but not like this.