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#1 wiggles

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

With school starting next week (for some of us), I thought I should start baking and freezing lunchbox muffin, slices etc. Trouble is I'm not that great at baking and would love to improve that.

Do you have any idea/recipes you could share with me?

Even snacks that can be eaten afterschool.

We don't have any allergies here.

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#2 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

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#3 globalgirl

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

These freeze really well and don't become too sticky when defrosted

Choc chip banana muffins

Ingredients
• 60g butter
• 2 cups self-raising flour
• 1/2 cup caster sugar
• 1/2 cup milk
• 2 eggs
• 2 ripe bananas, mashed
• 1 cup (200g) Dark Choc Bits
(can leave out choc bits if you want)


Method
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a medium muffin tray (12 sections) with paper cases. Melt butter in a small saucepan or heat-proof bowl in the microwave. Set aside to cool slightly.
2. Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre of dry ingredients.
3. Using a whisk, lightly beat milk, eggs and butter in a jug. Add to dry ingredients, along with mashed banana. Using a wooden spoon, gently mix ingredients until just combined. Stir in choc bits. Don't beat the mixture or the muffins will be tough.
4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cases. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm on top when lightly touched. Leave in the tray for 3 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool.


#4 globalgirl

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

MILO MUFFINS

Ingredients

1 & a 1/2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup milo
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
60g butter, softened

(sometimes we add some choc chips to give a bit more texture)

Preheat oven to 190 degrees c.
In a mixer or a bowl add all ingredients, beat until smooth.
Pour into muffin or cupcake papers until 3/4 full.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.


#5 deedee15

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

Milo muffins sound delicious, will definitely give them a try, since DD doesn't like soft mushy things in her muffins, thanks for the recipe!

#6 beccaj

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Not that this is baking but my kids love to take a hard boiled egg, boil up half a dozen at the beginning of the week and keep in fridge.

Ginger cookies and fruit cake are also favourites.


Choc chip biscuits - I make them bite size to fit easily in the lunch box.

#7 wiggles

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Some great recipes ideas here.

Does anyone have some recipes that are also on the less sugar side ?





#8 Always amazed!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

I make these without the nuts and icing

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/28811/carr...am+cheese+icing

Even my little one who wont eat carrots will eat these.

I also made these yesterday

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/23247/cheesy+vegie+muffins

Added diced bacon to them as well and they went down well with the kids..


#9 beccaj

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

You could make egg and vegie slices, ham and cheese scrolls or pinwheels vegie tarts etc for less sugar.


#10 *LucyE*

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/09/sweet-recipes.html

They have really easy to follow recipes that have always turned out well for me and tasted delicious.  That link is to their sweet recipes index and they also have savoury recipes that work for lunch boxes too.

#11 Excentrique Feral

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

This is a great muesli bar recipe that you can adapt as you like.

I take swap the pepitas with choc chips and put in an extra weetbix, its very tasty.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15978/muesli+slice

#12 wiggles

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

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#13 avjg

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

One more idea for no sugar and paleo treats go to www.paleoplan.com

The carrot and banana muffins are brilliant - and completely healthy.

#14 Born Three

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

This is a great site with recipes:

http://additivefreepantry.com/index.php?op...&Itemid=131

#15 credence

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Did you know that Essential Kids has a lunchbox recipe section. Check it out!



#16 wiggles

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Thanks. I didn't know there was that section. Will check it out and the other links too.


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#17 strawberry blondes

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

Banana bread

#18 Montro

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Mango Bran Muffins

125g SR flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cardamom
45g oatbran
60g brown sugar
1 mango, chopped (can also use canned)
2 egg whites
185ml reduced fat milk
60ml vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 190C.  Sift together flour, baking powder and cardamom into a bowl. Add oatbran, sugar and mango and mix to combine.

Place egg whites, milk and oil in a bowl and whisk to combine.  Stir milk mixture into flour mixture and mix to combine.

Spoon mixture into 12 hole muffin tray and bake for 15-20 minutes of until done when tested with skewer.



Banana and Pineapple Muffins

165g wholemeal SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
4 tbsp brown sugar
45g oatbran
1 small, overripe banana, mashed
150g canned crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tbsp polyunsaturated oil
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Preheat oven to 200C.  Sift flour, baking powder and spice into a bowl.  Add sugar and oatbran.

Make a well in the centre of dry ingredients.  Combine banana, pineapple, egg whites, oil and juice.  Stir into the flour mixture and mix to combine.

Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin pans, bake for 12-15 minutes or until done when tested.

#19 Excentrique Feral

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

Have scoured the net this afternoon so now I have a list of recipes to try over the coming weeks.
Very keen to try out the popcorn ones. And also the hollowed out dinner roll filled with baked beans and cheese.


http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21566/cinn...d+apple+popcorn GF
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19200/barb...avoured+popcorn GF
http://www.paleoplan.com/2009/12-03/paleo-candybars/ (will fall apart if not kept cold) GF
http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/01-25/grain-...e-chip-cookies/ GF
http://www.paleoplan.com/2009/12-31/carrot-banana-muffins/ GF
http://www.essentialkids.com.au/recipes/lu...0919-2668v.html
http://www.essentialkids.com.au/recipes/lu...0828-24xo7.html
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26683/apple+and+apricot+loaf (pear?)
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/7336/dried+fruit+pikelets
http://www.essentialkids.com.au/recipes/lu...0816-24b07.html
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21690/hone...+carrot+muffins (apple sauce with oil?)
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/16082/meatloaf+cups
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19065/cheesy+bean+subs
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/24224/fruity+oat+biscuits (less butter and less sugar)
http://www.kidspot.com.au/best-recipes/Aft...recipe+3518.htm
http://www.kidspot.com.au/best-recipes/Sna...recipe+3389.htm


#20 gina70

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Something that I make for a school snack and freeze is muffin pizzas:

Cut muffins in half (I buy the 9 grain ones) and place on oven tray, grill until just light brown, then spread with tomato paste and add chopped ham or bacon and top with grated cheese and put back under the grill until everything is golden brown.

When they have cooled I wrap them in glad wrap and freeze.



#21 Funwith3

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Just wanted to bump this thread!! I've found it so helpful  original.gif

Today I've made banana bread, the muesli bar that a PP shared the link for, and the milo muffins. Think I'm all set for school now - at least for a few weeks.

Unless....anyone else have some "back to school" recipes to share?

#22 cameo

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

These look nice plus she has plenty more on her blog...


http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/recipe...ocolate-scones/







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