1 1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup vegan margarine
pinch of salt
2 cups pitted chopped dates (deglet nour)
1/2 cups water
2 tbsp lemon juice
place dates and water in a saucepan. simmer over law heat until dates are soft and water is reduced (around 20 min). add lemon juice and set aside.
preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
in a large bowl combine flour, oats, sugar and salt. cut in margarine. rub mixture between fingers. place the 3/4 of dough in a backing pan and cover with the date paste. sprinkle with the rest of the dough over the filling and put the backing pan in the oven for 30-40 min (until the topping starts to brown)