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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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These muffins are delicious and reasonably healthy! Filled with wholemeal flour, oats and apples, you could even add in some sultanas if you wanted.  I was really pleased with the amount of batter this recipe made, 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffins, enough for the kids to have some for afternoon tea and freeze […]

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  • It’s great to serve the kids with healthy and nutritious snack. I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      My kids loved them next time I’ll add in some sultanas for something different too. Hope your family enjoy them :)ReplyCancel

  • Mariana

    Sounds yum, wondering if recipe would work with maple flavoured syrup (I don’t have any actual maple syrup in the pantry at the moment)?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I don’t see why not Mariana, it just make be a little sweeter than with the real syrup. Hope you enjoy.ReplyCancel

    • Sarah

      I just made them with green maple flavoured syrup and they were fantastic!ReplyCancel

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      • Katrina

        That’s great to hear that it can be used too Sarah, thank you for sharing, so pleased you enjoyed them!ReplyCancel

      • Mariana

        Thanks for letting me (and everyone else) know Sarah 😉ReplyCancel

  • Niamh Burns

    Any chance you could put up the recipes in grams or lbs and oz????? Please!!ReplyCancel

Can never go past a good chocolate muffin {RECIPE} Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 2¼ cups self-raising flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar ¾ cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup vegetable oil ⅔ cup milk […]

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  • How fabulous! Love muffins sooo much, definitely making some of these this weekend!

    I have an Old Country Roses setting too- love your taste! XReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Delicious! I have been having a wonderful time going through your freezer ideas this past week. I have 2 children in high school, yrs 7 & 12 and I’m at uni. So am filling the freezer before uni starts. Have made the banana/honey and carrot/honey so far & today my husband and I enjoyed these fresh out of the oven. Thanks so much for your ideas.


  • […] I made a scrummy upside down pineapple cake and these yummy Chocolate Muffins from one of my favourite blogs, The Organised Housewife check her […]ReplyCancel

 A very easy muffin recipe, great afternoon treat or snack for the kids lunchbox Apple Crumble Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Muffins, lunchbox Ingredients Muffins 1½ cups self raising flour ½ cup vegetable oil 1 egg ¾ cup caster sugar […]

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I have had this odd craving (no I am not pregnant) for dates lately, I have been making date cookies, energy balls and my latest favourite is this Banana & Date muffin recipe.  I have made quite a few variations of banana muffins over the years, with weetbix or chocolate chips, but have to say […]

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  • Chocolate banana is SUCH an underated flavour. I made a Chocolate banana protein smoothie this morning and it was the bomb!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I’m so excited to try this recipe today because my kids have allergies and this is dairy and egg free! Also, I have lots of overripe bananas 😉ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    Made these tonight into 2 loaves rather than muffins. Added an extra banana, used gf flour, rice milk, chia seeds and pistachio nuts instead of pumpkin seeds ( didnt have any) tasted amazing!!! Also I used canola oil as I find EXtra Virgin olive oil has too much flavour for baking. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh sound yummy, great variation!ReplyCancel

I LOVE Nigella, she is beautiful, her style of cooking is so homely and she has such a clever way with words it draws me in every time.  The family were wanting something gooey and chocolately recently and I have wanted to try Nigella’s Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie for awhile.  It’s completely naughty and […]

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  It has been so hot here in QLD the past few days and we have done all we can to stay cool.  These heat waves come and go with no warning and there are times when I don’t have any icypoles ready in the fridge. Often I grab some yoghurt tubs, push in a […]

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  • zose designs

    So easy and healthy. We will be making these this week for sure, during the next heatwave in Victoria!ReplyCancel

    • Poor Australia! And of course it’s right at the start of school! These are perfect for after school.ReplyCancel

  • Eva Lavelle

    Brilliant idea!!! So going to put some in the freezer for this weekend….another scorcher here in Tassie too!ReplyCancel

  • angelic_ky

    I wonder if you could do the same with custard tubs (yogo etc). Maybe not as healthy thoReplyCancel

Lunch doesn’t always have to be a sandwich, you can switch it up with a salad, wrap or a savoury muffin.  This is a delicious muffin, especially if you are introducing the kids to the world of savoury muffins.  It’s easy to make and freezeable.  I take them out of the freezer in the morning, […]

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  • Di

    Why does this need sugar?ReplyCancel

  • lindsey

    Hi, I have never heard of creamed corn? Could I just blitz normal corn in food processor? Or add in whole corn?

    • Katrina

      Hi Lindsey, yes just mash some up with a fork or blitz it in the food processor, it will help the dough to stick together :)ReplyCancel

  • lindsey

    Thanks katrina, will try these this weekend. Trying to think of different snacks/lunches for my mr 3. Love your blog lots of great ideas and organising tips :)ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Adams

    Hi Katrina, I made these and they are so yum, however in school lunchboxes they are a bit dry and crumbly (I heat mine in the micro at work for 30secs and add marg and mmm,mmm) but the kids have complained even with some marg to spread on that they crumble everywhere – any suggestions??ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Kirsten, I would suggest maybe adding a bit more creamed corn or another egg. I personally would add more creamed corm first. I would love to know how they turn out once you have added the extra ingredient, I’m curious now LOL.:)ReplyCancel

Peanut Butter Cookies   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 30 Ingredients 125g butter, room temperature 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1¾ cups self raising flour ¾ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 180C […]

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  • They look delicious. I may even add some dark chocolate chips mmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Christiana Prosser

    does the sugar go in with the flour?ReplyCancel

    • Sorry Christiana, put the sugar in with the butter, I have just updated the recipe for you.ReplyCancel

  • Tisia Sims

    Peanut butter cookies are my Favorites. I could never find a good recipe.
    Thank youReplyCancel

Coconut Cookie   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cookies Ingredients 125g butter ½ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 egg 1¼ cups self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup desiccated coconut 1½ cup Corn Flakes crushed Instructions Preheat oven to 180C Line baking […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oooh I love the look of these! Such a clever way to use up any leftover cornflakes too! Thanks! :-) LucyReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    Just made a batch of these and they are yummo!!ReplyCancel

I was searching through some of my old recipes recently and I came across this recipe handwritten by my Nan.  She was a great baker, always having beautiful fresh new treats ready for when we visited, scones, anzac biscuits and my favourite were her Jam Drops and to my delight I found this recipe.  I […]

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  • Kylie G

    Ooh, about to try this right now! Always looking for easy yummy recipes my two boys can help with!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    This was one of my Gran’s go-to recipes! Thanks for posting – I think I’ll make some on the weekend and think about how much I loved her <3ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Yum-o! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • madhatter

    the recipe is not too bad. makes a few but tastes just like the ones I have made from the taste website and I like the fact that u put more jam the jam drops on after cooking for the photo. very cheeky of u…ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    I found this a really easy recipe to make and very yummy but found they rose a bit high might want to cut the self raising flour down a bit. I am going to try that next time but other than that loved it. Still tasted yummy like my Mum’s jam drops just fatter lolReplyCancel

  • […] Kudos to the amazing the organised housewife for this recipe @ […]ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    I made them a little bigger so only made 16 but my husband and son loved them! That batch was gone in a couple of hours so making a double batch today. Thanks for sharing this is my new favorite jam drop recipe :-) ReplyCancel

    • great idea Natasha making them bigger, ours usually go so quickly to, very yummy recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    Do these freeze well? I haven’t frozen jam before ..??ReplyCancel

    • Yes, they freeze really well Tammy, freeze them the same day you bake them and once reheated you won’t even know they were frozen.ReplyCancel

  • […] to search for any kind of recipe online without Kat from The Organised Housewife coming up! These Jam Drops prove why she is truly one of the most popular bloggers in Australia! And really… who […]ReplyCancel

  • I appreciate lovely people such as yourself, sharing this information, to help make us all better home cooks and the fact that so many people will do anything for $$$ – I personally thank you for the fact that you are so decent in sharing this information free of cost to us all.
    Thank you sincerely, DianeReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Diane, you are very welcome xReplyCancel

  • Josh Savage

    Great recipe, it made 24 and they all came out monstrous! ReplyCancel

  • […] So here is my version of jam drops, adapted slightly from here: The Organised Housewife. […]ReplyCancel

Recently I shared with you a new recipe – Banana Weet-bix muffins and I mentioned that I baked these muffins because I needed to use up a few bananas that I had in the freezer.  Quite a few readers mentioned they had no idea you can freeze bananas. My kids love bananas however there are […]

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  • Marita Beard

    We rarely have bananas long enough in this house for me to get them to the freezer. My kids and husband devour them. Fav. Banana recipe is ABC Muffins: super tasty and they freeze really well so you can make a heap at once and have them in freezer for school lunches.ReplyCancel

    • the ABC muffins look great marita, yummo!!ReplyCancel

      • Marita Beard

        Thank you :) I try to tell myself they are healthy snacks… 😀ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Murphy

    we have also used this method and pureed it for banana icecream… just not thawed…ReplyCancel

    • will definitely give this a go, would be a nice summer treat, thanks Rebecca for the tipReplyCancel

  • Ollie

    In summer, eat banana’s frozen. Peel them & eat. So creamy & better than an ice cream :)ReplyCancel

    • Why have I not heard of this before, so many people are suggesting the same thing, I’m definitely going to try this thanks OllieReplyCancel

  • We love banana ice-cream – frozen bananas blended in food processor for 3-5 minutes, very creamy!ReplyCancel

    • I’m definitely going to try this idea, sounds delicious and would be a healthy option, thanks Kylie!ReplyCancel

  • A famous TV chef in my country once said that overripe bananas are best for desserts and baking. Also if you blend frozen banana until its creamy and add some nutella, it’ll taste and look like ice cream. :)

    Anne’s Scribbles and DoodlesReplyCancel

    • I have never blended frozen banana, I might have to try this, might be a good way to use up my abundance of frozen bananas. Thanks for the tip AnneReplyCancel

      • Oh yes you must try it! I blend them with ice and milk, and sometimes add some vanilla essence or cocoa (or drinking chocolate – whatever I have), for icy banana smoothies – banana slushies really. The kids love them!ReplyCancel

      • You’re welcome Katrina! Trust me it tastes so good! If you blend them well enough the consistency really resembles ice cream. You can even put them on cones! :)ReplyCancel

  • I freeze ’em both ways. Frozen peeled bananas are best for making banana slushies in summer – because you use them still frozen, and it’s hard to get the peel off. So I usually have some peeled in the freezer during summer. But I always have some unpeeled ones, they’re heaps easier to mash for baking with once they’re frozen :)ReplyCancel

  • […] you hate it when the fruit flies start flying over the old banana’s.  I usually put them in the freezer at this time for muffins or smoothies, but I had an ample amount already in there so I made an […]ReplyCancel

  • Donna Easthorpe

    OMG – banana ice cream – we just shove a heap of the frozen bananas in the blender and it makes the BEST banana ice cream!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    I peel my bananas and break or cut them in half then pop into a freezer bag. They dont go brown at all. I have mushed up bananas and frozen in my isis breast milk containers and they go brownish.
    We use bananas in smoothies and in baking. I have previously stored them frozen in the skin but struggled to get skin off :(ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    I’ve been freezing bananas unpeeled. I put them in oats/porridge before microwaving. I also use them to make banana pancakes – both great for breakfast :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yum, that sounds really good Leanne!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn

    We always have frozen bananas. I peel, break them up and store in a zip lock bag …. There is never less than three bags in my freezer. My kids love smoothies so most mornings for breakfast or after school snack I make them a smoothie with frozen bananas, natural yogurt, 1 x weetbix, tbls chia seeds, 1 tsp hiney and almond milk ….. They are delicious and the kids get a good hit of goodness while they think they are having a treat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Fantastic idea, Jenn! And i love the sound of your healthy smoothies, yummy,:)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Banana ice cream is delicious and healthy! There’s a recipe for it at Can use a food processor instead if a thermomix.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Lisa that sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing, i will be looking into making this.:)ReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Kayla, from Kayla Marie’s Kitchen Autumn, by far, is my favourite season.  I adore the crisp fresh autumnal air, especially first thing in the morning.   Dawn really is quite magical this time of year; as day breaks the sky is usually filled with thick clouds of wonderfully grey and […]

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  • Amanda

    Hi – have you tried these without the eggs or could you recommend an alternative for the eggs? My son is allergic but these look so delicious :-)ReplyCancel

  • Another cinnamon muffin recipe! You’re killing me! Now I don’t know which one to make!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    To replace the eggs, you can just use the Egg Replacement powder from the supermarket, I think Orgran is the brand.ReplyCancel