Crunchy Recipe Collection

1 February 2020

Superior Fruit, Crunchy Recipe Collection

Our collection of Crunchy Recipes  – A great mix of sweet and savory recipes with crispy-crunchy goodness!






Crunchy nutty cornflake cookies


125g butter, softened

1/3 cup caster sugar

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup wholemeal self-raising flour

1/2 cup self-raising flour

1/4 cup milk

2 cups cornflakes

22 pecans



Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.

Step 2

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars and ginger in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add flours. Beat on low speed until just combined. Add milk. Beat until dough comes together. Using a wooden spoon, stir in cornflakes

Step 3

Using 1 tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll into balls. Place balls 5cm apart on prepared trays to allow room for spreading. Flatten slightly. Top each with 1 pecan. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, swapping trays after 8 minutes, or until light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on trays. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve.




Crunchy brekkie fritters



1 zucchini, grated

200g orange sweet potato, grated

300g can corn kernels, drained, rinsed

2 green onions, chopped

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves, plus extra leaves to serve

1 garlic clove, crushed

3/4 cup plain flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2 cup crushed Special K original

1/2 cup reduced-fat milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

Extra virgin olive oil, for shallow-frying

Sliced avocado, to serve

Halved cherry tomatoes, to serve

Plain Greek-style yoghurt, to serve



Step 1

Combine zucchini, sweet potato, corn, onion, coriander and garlic in a large bowl. Add flour, cumin and 1 cup cereal. Mix well. Add milk and egg. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.

Step 2

Add enough oil to a large frying pan to reach 2mm up side of pan. Heat over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into pan, spreading to form a round. Repeat 3 more times to make 4 fritters. Sprinkle tops with a little of the remaining crushed cereal. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining batter and remaining cereal, adding extra oil to pan when necessary.

Step 3

Serve fritters with avocado, tomato, yoghurt and extra coriander leaves.




Sweet ’n’ crunchy pear nachos


2 pears, cut into wedges

1/2 cup (120g) smooth ricotta

Halved grapes, to serve

Sliced strawberries, to serve

Torn raspberries, to serve

Toasted muesli or granola, to serve

Honey, to serve



Step 1

Arrange pear in a circle on a serving plate. Spoon ricotta over the centre of the pear on the plate.

Step 2

Sprinkle with grape, strawberry, raspberry and muesli or granola. Drizzle with honey.






Crunchy broccoli and kale slaw



125g (3/4 cup) pepitas

50g (1/2 cup) natural sliced almonds

55g (1/4 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar

2 teaspoons sriracha sauce

1/4 (about 380g) red cabbage, finely shredded

100g chopped kale

260g broccoli, florets finely chopped, stalk julienned

3 green shallots, thinly sliced

85g dried cranberries

2 red apples, cored, thinly sliced



125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil

80ml (1/3 cup) apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon caster sugar



Step 1

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cook pepitas, stirring, in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Add almonds and toss for 1 minute. Sprinkle with brown sugar, drizzle with sriracha and toss for 1-2 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is sticky. Arrange the pepita mixture in clusters on the prepared tray. Set aside to cool completely.

Step 2

Combine the cabbage, kale, broccoli florets and julienned stalk, shallot and dried cranberries in a large serving bowl or platter.

Step 3

For dressing, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar in a jug until combined. Season.

Step 4

Add the dressing to the cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Top with the apple and sprinkle with the pepita clusters.