Jump to content

School lunchbox snacks/treats
Freezing baked items


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#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.

TIA original.gif

#2 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

Watching for responses too original.gif

#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 Bluestocking

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

Thanks ladies. original.gif





#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 ACO

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.


TIA original.gif



#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 Bluestocking

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/







1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.