Friday, 2 October 2009

Crunchie Munchies

When people talk about health food, they usually talk about things like quinoa, kidney beans, tofu or sprouts, which are all great, except when you have an incurable sweet tooth like me!

Some days, for me most days, I need something sweet to munch on. Usually this happens in the middle of the afternoon. I have read the books and I know why this is happening (a drop in blood sugar) and I even have the suggestion list, a small tub of plain yogurt with granola or half a banana with some peanut butter or even taking a brisk walk! But really, do I really want a tub of yogurt with a great cup of coffee?

I made these crunchies, and I have successfully managed to convince myself that they are healthy - so long as I restrict myself to no more than I can carry in one hand at one time! Sometimes you just have to let go and give into the temptation - just make sure you enjoy every moment, because it could be your last.

Rose's Crunchies
Adapted from the Hulletts Recipe Book

310ml (1¼ cups) flour
310ml (1¼ cups) breakfast oats
310ml (1¼ cup) Coconut

50g Sunflower Seeds

100g Chopped Walnuts
185ml Brown Sugar
20ml Runny Honey
150ml Coconut Oil
5ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
45 - 60ml boiling water

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Melt the Honey and Coconut oil together. Combine the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the butter mixture.
  3. Mix together with the dry ingredients.
  4. Press the mixture into a Swiss roll tin and sprinkle with a little brown sugar.
  5. For a thicker crunchie, bake in a square 20cm x 20cm tin and bake for 20 minutes at 150ÂșC. Gently press down the sides if they seem to rise too much.
  6. When light brown, remove from the oven and cut into squares. Switch off the oven. Return crunchies to the oven, for about 10 minutes to dry out.
  7. Allow to cool before removing from tin.
Enjoy with a good cup of coffee in the afternoon and it will cure any slump you might have.


The Woman said...

I'm with you there Rose, sometimes only a cookie or chocolate will work for those sugar cravings!

Btw, these look delicious with the chunks of coconut in them. YUM.

Juno said...

Oh, my goodness, these look so good. I don't have a sweet tooth but your picture is so scrumptious that it made my mouth water. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your very kind comments. Juno x

Cookie baker Lynn said...

You're so right - when the craving strikes there's no way a tub of yogurt is going to do. I figure it's better to make cookies, have two, and give the rest away than to eat twice my weight in fruit, trying vainly to cure the craving.

Karine said...

I always need to eat sweet food! And I feel so bad about it :(

I love your crunchie munchies, they look delicious :)

Kasha said...

Such a great treat! Your blog is wonderful and your life totally intrigues me. Thanks for making my day by stopping by my lil ol blog!

Elle said...

Yeah, these would take care of what to have with the afternoon cup of tea...they look wonderful!

Gattina said...

I almost can smell that brown-sugar-y and coconut-y aroma from here!

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