Chin chin is a sweet snack popular in West Africa. The classic recipe uses regional spices, wheat flour, butter, milk, sugar, and optionally eggs. You take all these ingredients, knead them into a cookie-like dough, cut it into tiny cubes or strips which you then deep fry.
We first set out to make dairy-free chin chins, but then decided to take it a step further. So we made this chin chin recipe vegan, 100% sugar-free, and oven-baked!
In the FAQ below we'll give you the option to fry these sweet bites, if you prefer. But we suggest you stick with the oven-baked version. With the right oven settings, chin chins come out equally crispy but much healthier.
The problem with tiny snacks is that they are so easy to gorge on, you may finish a whole bucket before realising it! To try and mitigate this problem, we increased the number of fibres by using wholemeal wheat. Fibre-rich foods make us feel satiated more quickly and for longer — promoting measured eating.
And if you are wondering how we made sweet chin chins without using any sugars, we did it with zero-carbs sweetener erythritol. We talk about more low-sugar options in the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.
Overall, this is a super simple recipe, and it makes delightful treats that you can take with you or enjoy in between meals. Check out the nutrients to see how healthy these chin chins are, and enjoy them while they last!