Easy Oatmeal Crunchies, Quick To Bake

A crunchie is the perfect side for the mornings hot cup of coffee or afternoon tea. This easy recipe makes about 20 of the tastiest crunchies without a huge amount of effort and you’ll be done in half an hour.

Makes About 20 Crunchies, Prep Time 12 Minutes, Cooking Time 15-20 Minutes

  • 200g Salted Butter
  • 2 Cups of Raw Oats
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda

How To Make The Oatmeal Crunchies

Melt the butter in the microwave taking care not to burn it. Once the butter is fully melted, stir in the syrup. In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together thoroughly. Add the melted butter mixture and mix until well combined. Press the  mixture out into a greased or lined flat baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Check them regularly in the last five minutes as the edges burn quickly.

If you have a thermofan oven, place the baking sheet on one of the lower racks in the oven and shorten the cooking time by two or three minutes otherwise they will burn on the edges.

Remove the sheet from the oven and cut them out before they cool, the crunchies will crisp up on cooling making them difficult to cut without breaking. Cut them into small squares about 50-70mm (2-3″) wide by cutting a few rows in each direction with a sharp kitchen knife. Be careful not to touch the pan when it is hot, use a tea towel or oven glove as required.

pre cooked oatmeal crunchies

Have you tried this recipe or do you have any suggestions for ingredients to add to your favorite crunchies recipe? Lot of people enjoy raisins or nuts such as almonds, walnuts and pecans. Let us know your favorite additions in the comments section below.

Michael Klements
Hi, my name is Michael and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love tinkering with electronics, making, fixing, and building - I'm always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I'm happy to have you here.


    • Sorry, I don’t know how I missed this – they should be baked at 160°C (320°F). This is a South African recipe, so right next door. We have tried making these in Australia and it took a few different brands of oats to find ones of similar consistency, otherwise, they come out a little dry.


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