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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

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

 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

Banana and maple syrup bread   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cake Serves: 10 Ingredients 125g butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 eggs 3 large bananas, mashed ¾ cup plain flour, sifted ¾ cup self raising flour, […]

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  • Mama's Style

    ooo this looks so good! i have some bananas that are getting squishy so tomorrow may be baking day ;-)ReplyCancel

  • KMW

    Would you put butter or margarine on two slices before freezing and joining together?
    ThanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely! I do and the defrost perfectly fine.ReplyCancel

I bake healthy snacks for my kids through the week, but occasionally I do like to treat them to something ooey, gooey and utterly yummy as a Friday after school treat. I found a recipe online for a Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing… I’ve never tried Chocolate Cream Cheese icing before, and must say, this […]

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  • How come we cant access recipes???

    Very disappointing and time wasting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Amanda the links are above. It’s not my recipe to be able to type it up and reshare it, but click on the links in the pink in the first paragraph and you will find the full recipes there.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Also, click on the images for each of the other recipes and it will take you directly to the recipe page for those items.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Thank you for sharing! I love your website and I don’t even have kids, but I am learning some awesome tips and tricks and so much creativity along the way :) keep it up!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Hannah, I am so pleased you are enjoying the website, this cake is so yummy, no kids means more for you!!ReplyCancel

Recently I have been watching the food I have been snacking on.  I still have a few more kilo’s to lose to reach my goal so I am making sure I have something reasonably healthy in my fridge to satisfy my 4pm sweet craving. I am so excited to share with you this Raw Chocolate & […]

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  • Amanda White

    Made the choc coffee bites this afternoon…great healthy snack Katrina.
    Am thinking the mixture could also work great made into balls (might have to chill mixture in fridge first) and rolled in coconut.
    Thanks for sharing :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      ooh yum Amanda that sounds so good, great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, I made this today – it’s till in the fridge waiting to cut up.

    I worked out the nutrition value if anyone is interested
    – if cut into 20 pieces (each piece ~21g)

    386kJ, 92 calories, 2g protein, 5.3g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 8.2g carbs, 7.6g sugar, 15mg sodium.

    Thanks for the recipe – looking forward to trying it!

    Lindsey
    Accredited Practising DietitianReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oohh thanks Lindsey, thats very nice of you.ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    If I left out the coffe, would I need to make my other changes to the recipe, do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Bettina, they would taste just as good!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie Roos.

    Wow.ThanksReplyCancel

  • Ok, these look delicious (drooling) and easy. Need to shop for ingredients and will be making shortly! Hope they turn out as great as these.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes May they are very yummy, Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Holliday

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    What a great idea, Kelly!ReplyCancel

    • Kelly

      So i made it but its a crumbly mess, i can still save it. Just wondering. i left the coffee out as i’m making it for the kids, 1tbs of instant coffee was that liquid or powder?ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Oh no Kelly, I used coffee powder and really pressed it well into the container and left it in the fridge, sometimes I have left it all day before I slice it, perhaps you may need to leave it longer??ReplyCancel

        • Kelly Holliday

          will do, i’ve packed it harder and i’ll leave it 24hrs.ReplyCancel

          • Katrina

            Let me know how it turns out :)

          • kelly

            i must have done something wrong because its still way crumbly, or perhaps the walnuts were needed? i only used almonds (added extra to make up for no walnuts). Maybe i needed more dates. I think i’ll try again another day. But now i have quite a tasty crumble, i think i’ll make some banana ice cream and use it as a topping. :) thanks

  • Kim Fairfull

    Could you leave the dates outReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Kim the dates are a really important element of the bites, helps to combine it all together.ReplyCancel

  • Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

    I just made these, it’s still chilling but the crumbs were delicious! Got treats for the in-laws who are staying for the weekend sorted now thank you!ReplyCancel

  • House of Nicnax

    Oh yum! These look delicious! Raw food is something that really interests me. I’m not brave enough to try to make any thing too complicated, but these seem easy enough! And to be truthful – you had me at “coffee” ! I think i’ll make these this week! Thanks for the recipe!
    Nicole x
    http://www.houseofnicnax.blogspot.comReplyCancel