Chin-chin – is a fried dough snack which is common to parts of West Africa.
Traditional chin-chin recipes make use of all-purpose flour, but we have made ours using the ScotMaple Oat Flour which we found to be absolutely delicious, with a natural ‘earthy’ flavour.
Check out our full recipe below, and try it out knowing that you can have ‘your cake and eat it’. Chin-chin made from oat flour means you can enjoy a lovely snack, and still get the health benefits!
** Note that you can also use a 50:50 ratio of all-purpose flour and oat flour if you prefer.
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Delicious Oats Chin Chin RecipeCourse: SnacksCuisine: AfricanDifficulty: Easy
ScotMaple Oat Flour
If you thought you could only make Chin Chin with regular flour then you’re in for a surprise. Try out our Recipe for Oats Chin Chin, let us know and we bet you won’t turn back.
2 cups ScotMaple oats flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
- Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients.
- Add the oil and a little bit of the milk and mix with a wooden spoon. Start to add the milk a little at a time until you have a firm dough. (Make sure it doesn’t get sticky)
- Knead the dough for a couple of minutes then wrap it in some cling film and refrigerate for 20-30 mins.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out until it is about 1 cm thick
- Cut the dough into strips and then little squares.
- Place the squares on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper.
- Bake in a preheated oven, 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes until golden brown.
- You may wish to turn them over half-way through to get a more even color