Whole Wheat Baked Chin Chin

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I am extremely excited to bring you guys this recipe; I love it when healthy and delicious come together in a perfect way. This baked chin chin is crunchy, filling and extremely delicious. Feel free to play around with chopped dried fruits or some shaved coconut to enhance the recipe.

This is a must try recipe for all my fit-fam people, I promise you will not be the least bit disappointed. Check out our traditional chin chin recipe


  • Whole wheat flour – 3 cups
  • Melted butter or coconut oil – 2/3 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup (adjusts up or down based on preference)
  • Milk- 1/3 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Raw Eggs – 2
  • Chopped cranberries, raisins or shredded coconut – ¼ cup (optional)

chin chin ingredients

Other: Oven, oven tray and baking sheet (parchment or aluminum foil)


  • Preheat the oven on bake to 275°F
  • In two separate bowls combine the wet and dry ingredients

chin chin dry ingredients

  • Using a whisk or spatula add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly until a dough is formed

chin chin dough

  •   You want dough that is soft but not sticky- if you find the dough to be sticky work in a handful or two of flour
  • Roll out the dough to about half inch thickness

chin chin dough

  • With a cookie cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into bite size pieces

chin chin dough


  • Place some parchment or aluminum foil on an oven tray, grease lightly. Place the cut dough on the sheet

chin chin unbaked

  • Bake for 25 minutes, change the oven setting to broil (to brown the top), leave to broil for another 25 minutes.
    • If the chin chin isn’t brown enough at this point (oven settings vary) continue to switch between bake and broil at 10 minutes intervals until the desired golden color is achieved
    • If you are one of the lucky ones with an oven that can bake and broil at the same time- set the oven to do both from the unset and remove when chin chin is golden brown (~40 minutes)
chin chin

Allow chin chin to cool before serving

Enjoy baked chinchin with a side of homemade mango juice

Store left over chin chin in an airtight container or a ziploc bag.

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By |April 3rd, 2014|79 Comments


  1. chidinma January 31, 2018 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Am seriously watching my weight can I eat this..cos I love to try this Asap.. Thanks

  2. Ngozi October 28, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Do you by any chance know the calories in this per cup 😅??

  3. Abisoye September 20, 2017 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I would like to know if I can use all flour mill instead of wheat flour because I am on a diet at the moment. Will it affect my diet.

  4. Glory August 22, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Wow!…….just tried my wheat chinchin now.
    Guess what is delicious, I love it, my kids are enjoying every bit of it.
    But my only problem is that is not crunchy, what do I do!

    Thank you so much for this receipt.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 1, 2017 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Hi! reduce the butter and egg. skip the baking powder. you will end up with much harder chinchin.

  5. Mrs Jackson August 13, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Nice one dear. But must I use aluminium foil? Cant I just place it on d oven tray&bake?
    I noticed u did not mention water wen mixing d dough. Isnt water needed?
    Wen I tried it,my chinchin endedup really hard and very dry. Wot did i do wrong? Pls help. Can i get ur personal contact pls? I’m into pasteries (Pearl Foods). Will be needing ur expertise. Thanks.

  6. Eva love May 8, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

    thanks for the recipes, can i use honey insteld of sugar.

  7. grace February 13, 2017 at 2:57 am - Reply

    After reading all the comments, I can’t wait to try this recipe. But I have is wheat all purpose flour, hope it turns out alright.

  8. Kezia December 27, 2016 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Thanks for this recipe, pls how do i get d wheat flour? Or can i use d likes of honey well wheat meal ?pls i need ur reply asap cos i cant wait to try my hands on it. Thanks a lot

  9. lilly December 21, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    i love this can you fry the wheat flour?

  10. Ehi November 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I tried it! Was absolutely amazing…used coconut flour and added some more milk to lighten the mix…came out excellently well…would have uploaded pictures but i am not sure if i can do thst here…lol..thanks for the recipe…I guess replacing sugar with honey would be the next step..

    • Ehi November 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Just to clarify, I did not replace the wheatflour with coconut flour, I only added coconut flour to the mix..

  11. Mary September 1, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Can I bake with honey pls

  12. Mary September 1, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Wonderful! I will try it this weekend.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 1, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Great! let me know how it turns out.

  13. MsAnnie July 22, 2016 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Woww..am gonna try dis out

  14. Chidinma March 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Hi Ronke – I always appreciate the simplicity of your recipes and how well they turn out each time..baked spicy chicken, overripe plantain pancake and basmati jollof come to mind..yum! I want to try my hand at this recipe and want to know how long to bake the chin chin at 275F if I want to forgo the broil option. Thanks for your time!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 17, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Awww thank you!! I think 40 minutes should about do it. but check often just to be sure.

      • Chidinma March 22, 2016 at 8:38 pm - Reply

        You’re most welcome..thanks for the tip:) I will let you know how it turns out!

  15. Rachael February 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve been avoiding chin chin for some time now cos of d frying…I think I’ll try this method…Thk you!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      You are welcome, do let me know how it turns out.

  16. Oge January 13, 2016 at 7:29 am - Reply

    wow! I love this
    Time to make my yummy ChinChin

  17. chidinma August 18, 2015 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Apart from the regular wheat we use for swallow,is there any other wheat for baking,and where can I get it?thanks.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 19, 2015 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      yes, wheat flour is a lot more fine. it’s just like all purpose flour but slightly different color.

  18. olubunmi July 6, 2015 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Hi there,i will try it out but can I add oat to the mixture before baking it.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 6, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Oat? why? what would you like to achieve by adding oat?

  19. Ela June 5, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke, thanks for sharing this! My hubby who is a “chinchin addict” loved it so much. He doesn’t miss the regular one anymore. He said he can’t tell the difference. I enjoyed it as well. Good job!

  20. harriet March 27, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Thanks 9jafoodie, i really appreciate all ur doin. pls i want to process cocoyam powder and sweet potatoes flour or powder, i want to make it as fufu.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      You will need to dehydrate the tubers first, then pound and sieve.

  21. harriet March 21, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

    pls i have almost 5kg of wheat i bought and milled from d market, can i use it to make chin chin.

  22. Abby March 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Try using Rice and Corn flour instead, with a little mix of potato starch to give the dough some elasticity. If you can find a gluten free flour with the mix, even better! For gluten free range a good mix of flour works best instead of just one.

  23. Chichi March 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    What about gluten free chin chin? Do you think this would work with almond or coconut flour?

  24. Abby February 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    woooow super! I’m sooo anxious to try this recipe so much I don’t mind doing it at 9:45pm UK time. However, what do you mean by broil? I’ve heard “bake or grill” not broil, so I’m assuming you mean grill?

    Also pleaseeee (i’m begging) try to include measurements in kilograms, really helpful 🙂 for your fans who don’t use cup measurements. 3 different websites have given me 3 conversions for 2/3 cup of butter 🙁 I think i’ll settle for 150g, cross my fingers and hope it works!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Broil is thesame as grill. I will add grams for all our baking recipes.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      1 cup of butter is about 230 grams.

  25. Toun Alade December 17, 2014 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Do you run a catering school?

  26. mimi October 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Hello, if you knew how much i love this blog!!! Wow!! Do u run a catering school? If u do where is it located??

  27. Tolu July 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    It is easy Jully, just google it. This site might be useful for conversion: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/convert/measurements.html.

  28. Jully July 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks,I found dis site.I hav a problem wt ur measurements,cos here we measure using kilos.I do nt know d equivalent using cups

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 31, 2014 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      The link Tolu added will definitely help… let me know if you have Further questions.

  29. Cynthia June 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Wow this looks yummy! I will definitely try this.

  30. Amazingnaija June 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Hmmmm nice blog my first time..here I will bookmark this blog now…and my blog is Amazingnaija

  31. Fola June 16, 2014 at 6:33 am - Reply

    How can you make Nigerian granola bars

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      Nigerian Granola bar? please explain

      • Fola June 19, 2014 at 4:13 am - Reply

        How to make granola bars with local Nigerian food items

        • 9jafoodie
          9jafoodie July 19, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

          okay.. we will add a recipe

          • ugochiakwiwu January 7, 2015 at 1:40 am - Reply

            Hi, interested in granola bar with local ingredients. Any headway?

  32. Good Naija Girl May 27, 2014 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I tried this recipe last night and the result is quite yummy! I increased the sugar by 1/4 cup, added 2tsp of nutmeg, and I baked it for about 30 minutes on each side (I flipped them instead of broiling them!). Have you ever tried baking chin chin made with all purpose flour?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      great!! yes i have tried baking the regular recipe, it turned out great as well.

  33. Luv May 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    This recipe is great. I made the chin chin and it was awesome. We cant stop eating eating it. Im about to make another batch this weekend. Thank you for helping me become a better baker. God bless.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 19, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

      such great feedback, thanks for trying out the recipe.

  34. msadetunji April 21, 2014 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Well, colour me surprised. Foodies think alike! Posted something about wholewheat chin chin on my blog! Glad to know that it can be baked instead of fried. The quest for healthy snacks continues. The addition of cranberries? Seems genius for someone with a sweettooth. I should try this out.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      yeiii.. let us know how it turns out. I just checked out your post.

  35. mazozo April 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Okay..i just tried this in two batches. The first batch burned after broiling 15 minutes. The second batch was okay after broiling for ~5 mins on low. Maybe its my oven though.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Oven settings definitely vary. It was a great idea to divide the chin chin into two.

  36. Onyinyechi Uwakwemdike April 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    so my oven does have a broiler setting…interesting!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      awesome! looking forward to your feedback

  37. Onyinyechi Uwakwemdike April 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    lovely! I am so going to make this for the family whose home I would be spending my Easter. What if my oven doesn’t have a broiler setting or what if my oven actually does have a broiler setting and I don’t know. I have never noticed it. I can do without it right?

    • eni July 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      I love dis but my oven does not hv broiler can i still bake d chi chi n it comes out well

      • 9jafoodie
        9jafoodie July 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

        Yes, you can flip the pieces for even browning.

  38. Anonymous April 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    This is so wonderful, i will try it out. Keep it up.

  39. Bibits April 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    By wheat flour, do you mean the same wheat we use in preparing wheat swallow. Thanks

  40. Dumzy April 3, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply

    im going to try this on saturday. Thank you

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