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Sneaking in the zucchini makes this brownie rich, moist and ooh so yummy. Your kids won’t even realise this brownie is a little healthy too!

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  • Alicia

    Wow! What an amazing concept! I always try to sneak veggies into our dinners, but not for one second did I ever contemplate adding goodness into treats! This is now on my list for baking this weekend. Thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes the zucchini makes most muffins really moist, I’ve made some chocolate zucchini muffins in the past, don’t think I have blogged the recipe yet, but they too were really good! Hope your kiddies like them!ReplyCancel

  • Justine K

    Thankfully I had all the ingredients in the pantry and some extra zucchini and made it this morning, the kids had a slice with a glass of milk and they really enjoyed it, got a winner here.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s great they loved it, mine really enjoyed it too, I love how moist it is and a little extra hit of chocolate with the choc chips.ReplyCancel

  • Great idea using zucchini! It’s such a mild flavoured vegetable so it would fit in well. I once made spinach ones-the spinach flavour only disappeared when they were cool!ReplyCancel

  • mary

    Kat, I was wondering how much grated zucchini would be needed as I have some in my freezer from the summer glut & I would love to make the brownies.
    Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Mary, I used 2 zucchinis. I have never thought of freezing them, did you freeze them grated or whole, do they freeze well?ReplyCancel

Fruit muffins are always a great addition to the kids lunch box.  This recipe is easy to prepare, you can do it on the weekend and freeze so you can add to lunch boxes through the week or prepare it while you are waiting for dinner to finish cooking in the oven or stove top. Apricot Yoghurt […]

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  • Ellen

    Hi. I was just wondering if you think your apricot yoghurt muffins would be ok to freeze?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Ellen, Absolutely i freeze mine all the time and they defrost just like i have made them.:)ReplyCancel

A collection of various Anzac biscuit recipes, plus slices, tarts and more based on the traditional anzac biscuit recipe.

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  • Happy ANZAC Day Kat! Thank you so much for the features – these recipes all sound so yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lucy.:) Don’t they all sound delicious! xReplyCancel

  • Thank you lovely Kat for sharing my recipe!

    What an awesome collection. I love ANZACS! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh me too!.:) I thought it was a delicious collection of Anzac recipes, really looking forward to doing a lot of baking xReplyCancel

  • Happy Anzac Day Kat! Thank you so much for the feature. I think I’ll need to try a few more versions now :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lisa.:) I know i’m going to be doing a lot of baking! xReplyCancel

  • Hey Kat, thanks for including my recipe. Great list!! xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure Sonia.:) They all sound amazing. Can’t wait to try a few recipes. xReplyCancel

  • Anna

    What a great collection. Excellent. Great baking weather today with the kids!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Anna! Ooh i’m lloking forward to trying a few of these delicious recipes too.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great roundup of Anzac favourites! Thanks for linking :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They all sound very yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great round up! Shouldn’t have opened it up before I’ve had breakfast though :)ReplyCancel

  • Ooh Nancy aren’t they just delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, these recipe all look so amazing and thanks for posting. When I was growing up my mum used to make anzacs with lovely choc bits. I promised my kids I would make anzacs this weekend so now I have amazing list of recipes to choose from. Thanks so much xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Isn’t this list just great! I too makde a few batches over the weekend for the kids. It was great to try a few variations.:) Hope the kiddies enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

My kids always ask for the store variety LCM rice bubble bars, but making them at home is really easy and so much more cost effective.  Making one batch of these healthy chocolate rice bubble bars only takes minutes and makes 16 good sized portions.  I made this in the thermomix, however I have included both […]

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  • Vicki O'Neill

    This looks fab! You could make it even healthier by using Abundant Earth’s Puffed Brown Rice. Get it in a huge bag in the health food section or “healthy end” of the cereal aisle at Woolies.????VxxReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    You could use puffed rice from the health food section to make these actually healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Edwina

    I’m also sceptical as to whether these could be classed as ‘healthy’. Honey is still sugar, coconut oil is still fat. I’m sure they are delicious, but I would still put them in the ‘treat’ category.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    These look great will definitely be making these ones. xReplyCancel

  • Hello, Just about to start scratching around for school lunches tomorrow. This should soften the blow of holidays finishing, nice treat for the boys when they open their lunchboxes. Thank you! x

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A healthy after school snack for the kids, Banana Oatbran muffin is freezer friendly and great snack from kids lunchboxes

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Here is a quick and easy muffin recipe you can whip up for the kids lunch boxes, after school snack or weekend sporting event.  Plus a great way to use up overripe bananas! I made these or the kids weekend sports, took what we needed and froze the rest for lunch boxes for through the […]

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  • These look great Kat! I love having a supply of muffins in the freezer, they make such a great treat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they are a great snack to have ready and the defrost so quickly too!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    These muffins were so quick and easy. my 5 yr old twins loved them!

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    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I am so pleased they enjoyed them, you could also make them as mini versions for snacks for their lunchboxes, easier to fit in their hand too!ReplyCancel

  • Wow how easy are these! I can imagine they would be so lovely and moist from the oil – what a perfect mid afternoon snack!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they were so moist and yes your right it was such an easy recipe, one I will be using often!!ReplyCancel

  • Ange

    Does it matter what kind of oil?ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    My kids begged me to make these and since my cupboard is bare there were a few changes. I used coconut oil, only had 1/2 cup of sugar left so that was it, I had 4 bananas so in they went and I mixed wholemeal and white self raising flour. Chocolate chips were left over Easter eggs. The kids loved them and they froze beautifully. Now to restock the cupboards for next round!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    I made these to use up over ripe bananas and a block of Cadbury choc that I would have eaten all by myself otherwise. I just cut it up into small pieces in place of the choc chips as I didn’t have enough left. They were a big hit. My son has taken one to school today and I brought some into my office for morning tea.

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    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yum! I bet they were a big hit in the office too.:)ReplyCancel

Miss 12 made a batch of these delicious Jam and Cream muffins for the kids school lunchboxes.  She followed this nut and jam muffin recipe, however she didn’t want to include the nuts.  When we packed school lunches this morning Mr 12 put a muffin in a little lunch box and put it next to […]

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This Easter Dessert is so very easy to make and those that eat it wouldn’t realise it only took you minutes to make!

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  • Natkatlark

    Yum! Chocolate Ripple Cake was one of our most frequent birthday cake requests as kids.ReplyCancel

  • UK-KIWI

    A friend of mine made an ‘adult’ version of this; using Griffins Chocolate Chippy Bikkies and dunking them in a liqueur before spreading cream on them!ReplyCancel

  • […] Choc Ripple Cake som den kallas hos the Organized Housewife varifrån receptet kommer ifrån. Skulle gjorts till påsk men oj vad vi föråt oss på påsktårtan då. Hur som […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Easter link- my girls are always on the lookout for a great desert for Easter lunch at my parents- This is this […]ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Back in the dinner party days this was an easy and cheats desert.

    Dip Gingernuts in sherry put together with cream, lay flat cover

    with more cream and hunks of Chocolate Flakes, add a bowl of

    Rasberries, sooo good.ReplyCancel

    • Victoria

      The ginger nut in sherry sound so good going to try that for sure!!ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Very yummy indeed, Victoria.:)ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    My mum used to make a similar one with the cookies dipped in coffee before laying flat and covering with cream. Several layers and cover the edges before chilling. I like the way yours are stacked though, looks good when it’s cut!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh sounds lovely dipped in coffee!.:)ReplyCancel

Hot cross buns, scones, scrolls and more. Loads of homemade hot cross bun recipes, from healthy, paleo to naughty with chocolate.

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  • Oh thank you so much for including my hot cross buns (although I feel like a bit of a fake because I have a bag of Bakers Delight hot cross buns in my cupboard at the moment!!!). xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Have you tried their salted caramel hot cross buns, they are good, although, would love more dollops of caramel in them!!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you very much for including my Mars Bar Hot Cross Buns – I’m loving the look of the Sticky Date and Chai ones!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure, Lauren! The Chai ones sound so good, don’t they.:)ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for including my sticky date and chai buns lovely! I do adore a good spiced hot cross bun any day of the year ;DReplyCancel

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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  • Lisa

    Just wondering if you can freeze them?ReplyCancel

  • Such a simple and yummy recipe Kat! I love your idea of making the batter before the school run – perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Lucy.:)xReplyCancel

  • Tina

    ARGH!!!! Kat, are you sure the measurements are right? Mine turned out super thick… Maybe it’s me, but I’m sure I measured right…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no Tina! Yes i just double checked, maybe you could try adding a fracion more milk. I’m not sure why they didn’t work out for you.:( Please let me know how you go next time round.:)ReplyCancel

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

  • Elodie

    Hello. Just wondering cam you freeze the apricot, coconut and muesli balls?ReplyCancel