You know that feeling when you are expecting guests and you have nothing to give them and no energy to pop to the supermarket? Well – that feeling need not last long – because this slice can be whipped up in minutes, promise!

It’s gluten and dairy free so everyone can enjoy it. It’s also a perfect way to use up jam that you want to ‘move on’ from your fridge or pantry. It is absolutely NOT sugar free, in fact, it’s packed to the brim with the stuff. But sometimes, that’s exactly what you want!

I used marmalade when I made this photographed version but feel free to use whatever is in your cupboard!


Alex xx

Super Quick Coconut Jam Slice: Gluten and Dairy Free!

A perfect slice to whip up when you have guests coming and nothing in the cupboard!
Course: afternoon tea, lunchbox treat
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free
Servings: 16
Cost: $5


Base Layer

  • 2 cups gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 90 g Nuttelex
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup jam or marmalade or choice

Top Layer

  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar


  • Preheat oven to 200°C or 390°F
  • Line a slice tin with baking paper. I used a rectangular tin with dimensions 27.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Add the flour, butter, sugar and 1 egg in a food processor and mix until the mixture forms a ball.
  • Place mixture in slice tin and bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Spread jam over the base of the slice.
  • Mix the coconut, sugar and 3 eggs in a bowl with a fork. Spread lightly over the jam.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until browned in a 170°C or 340°F
  • Let it cool before cutting it! Enjoy!!


This recipe has been designed to be gluten and dairy free.
If you aren’t following a gluten free diet, you could easily substitute normal plain flour in this recipe.
Likewise, if you aren’t following a dairy free diet, you could use normal butter instead of Nuttetex. Nuttelex is a dairy free margarine that can be found in all Australian supermarkets. 
I would recommend cutting the slice with a particularly sharp knife. 
Alex xx