January can be a relief after the december festivities. Today though, seamed a bit bleak and empty to me. Maybe I'm just missing the christmas tree. Nah! To add a warm note to the day, I made some of these for when my kids get in from school. They are sort of like flapjacks, with the addition of some coconut. Yum. They go down a treat these. They'll also make a nice lunch box addition tomorrow.


Oaty crunchies


  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup decicated coconut
  • 200g butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of saly
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda


    1. On a LOW heat, melt butter and honey
    2. mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl except for the bicarb
    3. add the bicarb to the butter mix and stir. it will foam up, this is good!
    4. Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix in.
    5. press mixture into a baking tin of a pyrex dish. My tin is 23cmx35cm. You can go a bit smaller, nut not much bigger.
    6. bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 mins
    7. cut when warm!
    8. let is cool and enjoy!

    AuthorNicola Kloosterman