This is where you’ll find some of our tried and tested snacks- I use these in lunch boxes, for car trips, at parties and all the times in between.  All of my kids have gone through stages of being predominant ‘snackers’, so I have gotten fairly good at getting a bit of substance into the humble ‘snack’!

Banana Bread

Banana Bread This is a less sweet version than traditional banana bread, but my kids (and I!) love it, especially toasted with butter- mmmmmm! 2 cups spelt flour4 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1/2 cup rapadura sugar1 tsp cinnamon2 zucchini finely grated2 bananas peeled...

Gluten-free Granola bars

  Gluten-free granola We really struggled to find a muesli bar snack that Caleb would accept that was dairy, soy, gluten and nut free.  There was a single commercial option he liked, but they changed their recipe and so we lost it!  This recipe has been...

Cinnamon Scrolls

  Cinnamon Scrolls These are made with spelt flour, but you could substitute a gluten-free flour blend such as the gluten free food co or Bob Red Mills 1:1.  If the blend you are using doesn't contain xanthum gum, I suggest adding 1/2 tsp. Dough1 cup...

Mango Smoothie

  Mango smoothie You can make this with any type of fruit- I tend to have mangos, strawberries and bananas cut up and ready to go in the freezer.  We also love to empty a passionfruit into our mango smoothies.My daughter has hers made on rice milk (her...

Mint choc-chip icecream.

  Choc-mint icecream This is a lovely fresh icecream to make with the kids.  It doesn't last all that well in the freezer, but that just gives the perfect excuse to enjoy these with the family on a hot summer's day! 1/2 L full cream milk2 tbs GF cornflour60...

Pepita dip

  Pepitas are a great source of zinc, iron, magnesium and fibre and a way to get good fats into kids who can’t have nuts. 1 cup pepitas soaked in water for 3 hrs3 tbs olive oilJuice of 1 limeLarge pinch of salt (to taste)‘Splash’ of water (to get creamy...

Choc-chip cookies

I love these.  It may be Halloween tomorrow, but I found a hidden stash of Easter Eggs yesterday whilst going through my pantry.  If you've not got leftover Easter eggs on hand, block chocolate broken into chunks also works a treat.     Choc-chip cookies...

Apple-cinnamon muffins

  Apple and cinnamon muffins I love these super-easy muffins.  they come together really quickly and freeze beautifully for school lunchboxes.  I tend to make my muffins pretty light-on sugar, so if you're making these for the first time, I'd say go...

Ginger-Carrot muffins

  Carrot and Ginger muffins These are delicious lunch-box options- and so easy my 5 year old helps make them! 1/3/4 cup spelt flour ((you can substitute gluten free blend and add xanthum gum))3/4-1 cup rapadura sugar (to taste)1 cup grated carrot1 tsp bicarb...

chocolate crackles

Chocolate crackle slice This can either be put into cupcake cases for party-style choc-crackles, or into a slice tin lined with baking paper.  Once set, it can be cut into about 20 squares and frozen individually for a super easy lunch-box treat. 4 cups puffed...