May 17, 2020

Healthy Crunchies

Healthy Crunchies

Who doesn’t love crunchies? The sweet oats and crunchiness of this biscuit makes them a favourite snack for both the young and old (in fact even my Bassett Hound loves them). The best part is that they are pretty healthy. I have fine-tuned this recipe quite a bit and removed sugar completely, so you get the sweetness from the Maple syrup and natural sugar of the dates. I hope you will enjoy the results. (You may want to double up the mixture as they normally don’t last long!)


150g Butter
3 Tbs Maple Syrup
100g Self Raising Flour
100g Oats
150g Mix of flaked almonds, coconut and chopped dates (Or alternatively use raisons, pumpkin seeds, almonds and sunflower seeds instead)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat the butter and syrup together in a pan on the stove, until it all melts.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients all together
  4. Add the butter mixture and mix.
  5. Take small amounts of the mixture (about 2 Tbsp) and roll into a ball shape. Place on a greased tray and lightly press the balls down.
  6. Bake for around 12 - 15 minutes, until they are starting to harden and brown.
  7. Place the crunchies on a rack to cool for a few minutes to cool down, before enjoying them with a well-deserved cup of tea.

Makes around 14