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Date and Coconut Crunchies

Who doesn’t love crunchies? The sweet oats and literal crunchiness of this biscuit makes them a favourite snack for young and old (in fact they even make good doggie treats as 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 syrup and natural sugar of the dates. I hope you will enjoy the results, along with a good cup of tea in the afternoon.
(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 and coconut and chopped dates (Or alternatively use raisons, pumpkin seeds, almonds and sunflower seeds instead)


  1. Heat the butter and syrup together in a pan on the stove, until it all melts.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients all together.
  3. Add the butter mixture and mix.
  4. Take small amounts of the mixture (about 2 Tbsp) and roll into balls.
  5. Place on a greased tray and lightly press the balls down.
  6. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12 minutes, until starting to harden and brown.
  7. Place them on a rack to cool for a few minutes and then enjoy.

makes around 14

Caroline Avnit

Caroline Avnit

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