The good news is that you only need YOUR hands to make this recipe, and I trust that you'll give them a good scrub before you get started. My healthy, oven-baked adaptation of this popular snack is sweet, crunchy and delightful. You'll be proud to share these round.

Nigerian Chin Chin [Vegan]

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  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk


  1. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add the sunflower oil and a little bit of the almond milk and mix with a wooden spoon. Start to add the almond milk a little at a time until you have a firm dough. You don't want it to be too sticky, otherwise it will be hard to roll out. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes then wrap it in some cling film and refrigerate for 20-30 mins.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out until it is about 1 cm thick
  4. Cut the dough into strips and then little squares.
  5. Place the squares on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper. It's a bit fiddly, but it'll be worth it in the end. Bake in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 5, for 10 minutes until golden brown. You may wish to turn them over half-way through to get a more even color.

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