Coconut Almond Oat Crunchies

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup fresh grated coconut (plus more for sprinkling)
1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
1/3 cup palm sugar

1/3 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water

Yields 20
Preheat oven to 165C/325F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, coconut, almonds and palm sugar. Set aside.
Melt the butter. Take off the heat and stir in maple syrup. Set aside.
In a small bowl or cup combine baking soda with boiling water, then add to the butter mixture. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients until well combined.

Press the batter into the baking sheet, about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with grated coconut. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove from the oven and cut into squares. Return crunchies into the switched-off oven, and let them dry out for another 10 minutes.
Remove from the tine, once they are cooled completely.

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