Makweti Crunchies – a Decadent Daybreak
If there’s one thing that we do particularly well in South Africa, it’s creating “padkos” which, literally translated from Afrikaans, means “way food”, or “food for the road”. A local favourite snack and traditionally South African, the oat crunchie is a way of life and travel in South Africa – easy to pack into a lunch box, travel hamper and even a handbag, they’re healthier than highly-preserved, commercial snacks and even more delicious.
At Makweti, we greet the rising sun with steaming, aromatic coffee – or tea, if you prefer – and a plate of pre- game drive padkos, comprising our home-baked oat and coconut crunchies.
Makweti crunchies are the perfect way to wake your tastebuds for the day, and a delicious low-GI snack to carry guests over to breakfast. Why not make these a part of your morning, with our very own recipe below!
- 1 cup of Desiccated Coconut
- 1 cup of Flour
- 1 cup of Brown Sugar
- 2 cups Oats
- 250g Butter
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 4 tbs Golden Syrup
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Mix the flour, coconut, oats and baking powder together in a bowl.
- Melt the butter and sugar together, and then add the golden syrup. Mix these thoroughly.
- Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until combined.
- Press the mixture down onto a baking tray, keeping the mixture about 1.5cm thick. Make sure it is even and pressed into the corners and sides of the tray.
- Place the tray into the pre-heated oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cut into squares while still warm, and then leave to cool.