Yummy Crunchies

I love the idea of baking with my son but have to admit, I find it a bit stressful. I usually end up doing most of it which kind of defeats the object of baking together. This is my fail safe “baking” recipe to do with him. So quick and simple, easy for kids to help out with and tasty too.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1Tbs golden syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups oats (jungle oats or similar) 240g butter
  • 1 tsp bicarb


  • Mix sugar, oats & flour in a mixing bowl
  • Melt butter & syrup. (Please make sure you do this part – melted butter burns)When nearly boiling add bicarb. Pour this while bubbling into dry ingredients Press into baking tray & bake @ 180 for 20 mins When slightly cooled, mark and cut.


I usually substitute half a cup of oats for sunflower seeds and dessicated coconut. This makes them feel somehow a little more healthy and the end result is that they are a bit more moist. You can experiment with your own extra ingredients.

Now its your turn…

Have you tried this recipe? How did you find it? Did you add anything new? We would love to know how it turned out for you. Please share in the comments below.

Also, don’t forget, if you have a recipe you would like to share, please email it to us at hello@southpeninsulamoms.co.za – we would love a pic of your masterpiece if you have one.


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