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Pikelets are one of those awesomely easy recipes that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, cooked and eaten straight away, no fuss.

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I’ve been making a few bite sized balls lately for the kids lunch boxes, they are a great healthy snack.  My Miss 12 wanted something a little different than the apricot balls I have been making lately. Looking through the pantry I had some muesli that I wanted to use up which added a nice little crunch […]

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  • Ooh! These look really good, Kat. Might have to make some of these for Mrs R next time I make her gluten-free granola! Yum. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh what a lovely idea Mr R.:) They are so yummy and make the perfect snack.:)ReplyCancel

  • A lovely flavour combination Kat! I bet you could use coconut oil too which would add a nice flavour :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yes great thinking! I have just started using coconut oil.:)ReplyCancel

  • Oh yum! I love the sound of these balls. So healthy and delicious. Gosh I think I need to try your Raw Chocolate and Coffee Bites too – they look amazing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you Lucy.:) Oh my gosh the Raw chocolate and coffee bites are divine!! And oh so addictive LOL.:)ReplyCancel

Thank you to reader Carissa for sending in a picture of her Brioche buns, she loves these so much and wanted to share the recipe with us.  This is what I love, recipes that people have tried and recommended, you know it’s got to be good!  If you have a favourite recipe you would love […]

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  • I am a little bit addicted to making my own bread at the moment, will be giving these a try very soon!ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Delicious – made them last night. They have the wow factor in terms of presentation. I think probably best served and eaten after baked rather than keeping them.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I agree, Carol. They are so delicious!ReplyCancel

  • SimoneW

    Is the milk meant to be in grams? What is this is mls? ThanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Simone, it’s in grams because it is a thermomix recipe. I’m not 100% sure what that converts to in ml’sReplyCancel

My kids love the Betty Crocker Cinnamon Crumb packet muffins.  It is usually my emergency packet mix sitting in the back of the pantry.  I really do prefer to make muffins from scratch so wanted to come up with my own cinnamon crumb recipe and here it is, the kids LOVE IT, it’s a winner!!  Even […]

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  • I have been seeing all of your yummy school recipes on Facebook and Pinterest this whole week – and I’m pinning them like crazy!! I love anything with cinnamon in it so these sound amazing (the banana and weet-bix muffins are also going on my must make list!). xxReplyCancel

  • Mary

    We love the Betty Crocker packet mix too, so I am excited to try this recipe. We add a handful of frozen raspberries to the mix, adds a little zing & is so delicious!ReplyCancel

This recipe is not only delicious but really easy to make, placing all muffin ingredients into the bowl and mix! Peaches n Cream Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Muffins Serves: 12 Ingredients Muffins 1½ cups self raising flour, sifted ½ […]

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  • Thanks, Kat! I need to get some of these made and into my freezer for when school starts, methinks!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    How do they go frozen and thawed?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They would be absolutely fine, I freeze everything.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jemma

    Made these muffins as mini muffins for school lunches yesterday, they are probably the nicest muffins I have ever made. Sublime. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh fantastic, Jemma! So glad you enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

 A delicious chocolate treat – coconut chocolate brownies.  This gorgeous wooden platter is available online here. Coconut Chocolate Brownies   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Slice Serves: 20 pieces Ingredients 80 grams butter 240 grams caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs 65 grams […]

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  • tiffany

    i tried the non thermomix recipe and it looked terribly runny in the bowl.
    i double checked i had the right measurements 1/4c of self raising flour etc and decided to weigh my flour (as i do normally bake using weight) a 1/4 cup weighed only 33grams! :(ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no Tiffany! I hope it works better for you next time.:)ReplyCancel

I was catching up with friends recently and we were all asked to bring a plate, which I love doing as it helps the hostess.  My friend Cathy made the most delicious chocolate dip, served with fruit.  The kids and adults all loved it, we gobbled it up very quickly.  This is a great bring a […]

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  • Catherine

    Can anyone clarify what is thickened cream? In the UK we have single, double and whipping cream?? Thanks xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Catherine, yes it is the same as your whipping cream.:)ReplyCancel

This is a great breakfast for on the go, they can be made the day before or fresh for breakfast. The oats and bananas will provide heaps of energy for the day, and the flavours are delicious. Banana & Blueberry Breakfast Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 […]

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  • Trish

    Made these today and they are great! Thank you :)
    Are you able to please suggest an egg replacement to make the recipe egg free?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful Trish! They are so yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Jordan

    Can these be frozen?ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Western Star Butter There are occasions that I feel like cooking at the spur of the moment, however many of the recipes that I love to cook and the one below require butter at room temperature and I tend to keep my butter in the fridge (it get’s too soft here in […]

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  • Maree

    Your daughter is so lovely, I wish mine wanted to cook more I agree there are many benefits, will look through those recipes you suggested and will get them to make a few things these holidays.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Maree, she is beautiful. There are some great recipes on the site, hope you can find one that can enjoy cooking with your kids!ReplyCancel

  • Julie R

    Love this post Kat seeing how much your daughter is enjoying the independence you have given her in your kitchen. Mine have made smoothies and a delicious carrot cake so far these holidays.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are so many easy recipes available in the cyber world Julie, maybe a kids cookbook could make for a nice Christmas gift :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Just love your daughters smile, such a lovely young girl. Our 11 year old granddaughter makes us dinner once a week. Its great to see her excitement to choose a recipe and then prepare and cook it. We make a special effort to make her feel great and tell her that she did such a wonderful dinner. I wonder how long it will be until the novelty will wear off. One thing though you have to allow extra time for the meal to get to the table not quite as fast as me her oma. lolReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s right Yvonne, they are slower but they have so much fun. Yes, my daughter sits and wait ooh so patiently, like she is on My Kitchen Rules waiting to hear our verdict… always love it. Such a positive thing that she is enjoying cooking and baking in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

      • Yvonne

        We had our 6 year old grandson over so our 11 year old granddaughter both made a Banana Cake, with cream cheese icing. The only problem we need two bowls to lick out lol. one not content in having anything else, utensils etc. to lick. more washing up lol.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely Photos Katrina. Miss 11 looks right at home in the kitchen. The future of the organised housewife empire is in good hands. Love the cake stand too ;)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that cake stand is gorgeous Melissa, I borrowed it from a friend, was so reluctant to give it back LOL ;) Yes, she has been a wonderful help these school holidays while my assistant has been on holidays, it’s such a delight to see her grow and blossom.ReplyCancel

  • What a great school holiday activity, I think it’s great teaching kids about food and to show their creative side. She looks as proud as punch, I would be too if my cakes looked like that!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      She is so proud Tee, she loves cooking and baking, it’s her happy place.ReplyCancel

  • suman sidal

    Nice apple cake n very healthy.send
    More recipes.my kids n family enjoyed
    Thank u so much .

    Thank u.sumanReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Glad you enjoyed the Healthy Apple Cake.:)ReplyCancel

I gave my pantry a good clean out on the weekend and found some dried fruit and oatbran that I wanted to use up.  You know me, I am loving having some healthy balls and slice on hand so I created this little recipe.  If I had the patience on this day I would of […]

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  • Jaimee

    These sound really good, going to try making some of these for morning tea.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are very yummy, Jaimee! Hope you enjoy them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Hi Katrina!

    What a lovely, healthy recipe! Are you able to advise approximately how many pieces this recipe makes?

    Thanks so much!

    AmyReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh Amy, I can’t remember exactly and I didn’t slice them up equally but you could easily get 18 little piecesReplyCancel

I always buy bananas on our weekly grocery shop, some weeks they are eaten up quickly, others they aren’t.  Usually I leave them as long as possible in the fruit bowl and then freeze them for future baking.  I got up early recently and popped a few bananas in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to […]

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  • Melanie

    These look delicious, great way to use up some bananas I have in the fruit bowl, off to make some now.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are so yummy, Melanie.:) And you are right perfect for using up those over ripe bananas!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    I like that you haven’t added extra sugar. only the honey and banana for sweetness.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thanks Mandy, i think that is enough sweetness. The honey is just the right amount.ReplyCancel