Persian Spiced Seed & Nut Slice

December 07, 2021

Persian Spiced Seed & Nut Slice

Sticky and sweetly spiced but still full of all the good stuff! This slice has a lovely combination of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds & hazelnuts held together with beautiful local honey from our friends at Walkabout Apiaries. Cardamom & cinnamon together with saffron grown by the wonderful Gamila of Beechworth provide a superb blend of middle eastern spices.

This slice is:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Rich in protein & healthy fats
  • a good source magnesium, selenium, iron, zinc, folate & vitamin E

You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of shredded/desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup of local honey (we recommend Walkabout Apiaries)
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of saffron threads (we recommend Gamila's of Beechworth)
  • 1tsp of rosewater 
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. line a small baking tin (~20cm x 15cm) with baking paper that overhangs on all sides
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat gently warm the honey until it is heated through and runny but not boiled. add the saffron and 1tsp rosewater, mix gently then set aside whilst you prepare the other ingredients.
  4. coarsely chop the hazelnuts. Combine the pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, coconut & salt then stir to combine. Add the honey mixture and stir to combine
  5. Tip the mixture into the baking tin, spread evenly pressing down with a spatula to compress into a compacted layer
  6. Bake for 20mins or until a golden brown. carefully press the surface with a spatula to flatten and leave to cool completely in the tin on a wire rack. resist grabbing any until its cooled as its like molten lava straight out of the oven!
  7. When cool, slice into your ideal size (bars or bites) whatever you prefer. I prefer to have little bites!

You can also change the flavour of this slice for more of an orange hit by adding the fine zest of 1/2 an orange & orange blossom water instead of rosewater.

Perfect with a tea or coffee as an afternoon snack!

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