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If you want to make some fresh scrolls for lunch at home or lunch boxes, this is a really fast and easy recipe.  Equal parts self raising flour and greek yoghurt, that’s it!! Mix ingredients together into a bowl to create dough.  I add a little more flour if the mix is too sticky.  Roll out […]

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  • HayleyKruger

    Do these freeze nicely?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes absolutely, I place them frozen into the kids lunchboxes. This particular recipe isn’t as good as it would be fresh, but still freezeable.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth M. Dodge

    This looks yummy and easy. My fav combo. Just a question, what is self raising flour?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Elixabeth, usually in the US you would use plain flour, salt and baking powder.ReplyCancel

  • sarah

    Can these be made with gluten free flour?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Sarah, I haven’t tried with Gluten free flour, but hopefully somebody that has may comment and let you know how they went :)ReplyCancel

      • Michelle

        The face book comments suggest gluten free self raising flour works well. I’m going to try it when i get some lactose free yogurt lolReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Thank you Michelle :)ReplyCancel

  • Beelzebubba

    Can you use low fat Greek yogurt or openly full fat?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’ve only ever used the yoghurt pictured, but I can’t see why not.ReplyCancel

  • Prue

    What a fab recipe. I’m going to try some sweet scrolls with this recipe too. I’ll just add a little sugar to the base then some apple, brown sugar and cinnamon to the center, the sweet possibilities are endless too! Choc chips, jam, dried fruit etc would all work I think!ReplyCancel

  • suzie

    I make these gluten free for my daughter easy school lunch she also love cheesymite onesReplyCancel

  • Deborah

    I have used this dough recipe for quick and easy midweek pizzas for a while now. The kids love it as does my husband.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve just made a sweet version with quinoa flour, coconut sugar, butter and cinnamon. Kids loved themReplyCancel

  • Gemma

    hi Kat
    My daughter is lactose free could you use lactose free yogurt??ReplyCancel

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

These super easy pizza scrolls are just that.  They make for a great lazy weekend lunch, plate to share or lunch idea for the kids school lunch box. Simply defrost the pastry slightly. Cover pastry sheet with pizza sauce. Then cover with salami  and cheese Roll up and slice into 1.5cm segments Place on lined baking […]

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  • Amanda

    I just tried this and it was a great way to hide diced veggies, olives etc. This will be a new feature of out lunchboxes this year, so thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Welcome! The kids love them and yes great for hiding!ReplyCancel

  • Bel

    Tip: Cook them in muffin tins and they hold their shape really well :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Bel, I love your tip!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    How do you reheat them without going soggy as my son called themReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Rebecca, to be honest i have never reheated them. We have always eaten them straight from the oven or at room temperature the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia

    Just made these for lunch. Delicious. Love the vege scrolls tooReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are so yummy, i agree!.:)ReplyCancel

  • wendy

    Do these freeze well?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

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

Ooh we so love Mexican in this household.  The girls and I like most dishes as I make them, but the boys (so macho) like to add in extra dashes of chilli sauce or jalapenos.   We often have chicken rolls for lunch on the weekends, but this took the traditional chicken and mayo roll […]

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  • Michelle Compton

    This recipe sounds so delicious but I have a question. What is capsicum? I’ve never heard of it. I live in America, in Washington State. Does it just go by another name here? Thank you for you wonderdul recipes!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Michelle, I think you call them red peppers. Funny how we have the same things but they are named differently.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Compton

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • caitlyn

    Just made this for lunch and my 14 month old is loving it. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh that is great, so yummy and healthy.:)ReplyCancel

  • This is so dinner toight.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      So yummy and easy.:)ReplyCancel

Friday night dinners in our home typically mean something fun like Pizza, Mexican, Pasta however it’s usually no side servings of vegetables, but that doesn’t mean no veg!!  On this night I made a double batch of homemade beef sausage rolls.  I’ll freeze some to have on hand for lunch boxes, I can easily pop them in […]

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  • Amy

    These were a bit fiddlier than I expected (I accidentally whizzed my veggies to mush in the Thermomix!), but once they were cooked- delicious! My kids can’t stop devouring them, and I’ve got heaps in the freezer for my next ‘I can’t be bothered’ easy night. Great recipe! :DReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Also, I’ve just realised- the recipe says to add two eggs into the bowl, but your photo above has four?ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Hi Amy, they are very yummy i agree! Yes it is 4 eggs, i just had a quick look on the recipe to double check so for any confusion.ReplyCancel

        • Jennifer

          Step 5 refers to 2 eggs and then step 6 refers to whisk the eggs. Assume step 5 shouldn’t include the eggs? I love this recipe and always have some rolls frozen as a back up plan :)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Could I use 1kg of beef mince instead of using sausage meat?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Samantha, Yes i can’t see why you couldn’t. Let me know how they turn out.:)ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    I’ve made these twice now… Very popular with the family. The second batch had a lot of liquid while they were cooking but I rescued them by cooking them for a bit on a wire rack to dry the bottom. All good still gobbled up.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are so yummy, very popular with our family too.:)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Thank you Katrina, I finally made these using 1kg mince instead of mix with sausage mix and they were so delicious! They will differently be on my favourites listReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic! Yes they are also a huge hit in our family too.:)ReplyCancel

  • Misty

    These look great! I’ve been searching for freezer friendly food for lunchboxes this year as my oldest starts school! Trying to plan ahead to keep her lunchbox interesting AND healthy. These will be great to mix things up every now and then :)
    So just clarifying… Can these be cooked from frozen or do I defrost before popping them in the oven? Thanks heaps!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Misty, i like to cook them before freezing them. Then when you are ready for them you just have to defrost.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah

    I dont always have sliced bread on hand but I do have a supply of homemade breadcrumbs I keep. What would the weight equivalent be that is needed? Thanks.ReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Wendy Blume from Vegie Smugglers Got a toddler who is refusing to eat everything? Relax, you’re not alone! This is a common stage, tied closely with their wider developmental issues. And in the same way you’re introducing new disciplinary tactics, it’s time to introduce some new kitchen tactics to […]

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  • Keri

    Can you please advise if the muffins are suitable for freezing (after they’ve been cooked)? Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sam Scott

    I agree with meatballs being a lifesaver! I make “baked bean” nuggets which are chicken mince, chick peas (which my two think are baked beans which they love!), shredded veges and shredded cheese. Roll together and bake in the oven. Can also freeze them so there is always a supply for care lunches and the nights that hubby and I want something different that the kids wont eat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      they sound so good and healthy Sam, will have to give them a go!!ReplyCancel

  • Tiptoe & Co

    Great tips here for fussy little ones!ReplyCancel

  • Great tips here for fussy little ones! They can be such little monkeys ;)ReplyCancel

  • sofia

    I hide lots of things is risotto – an apple, onion, mushrooms, grated zucchini. Blitz all in food processor to make everything really tiny and un-pick-out-able, then cook with garlic, butter, risotto rice, low salt stock cube, and parm cheese. My incredibly fussy 2yr old loves his “zotto”ReplyCancel

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

      • Sarah

        *green’sReplyCancel

      • 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

 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

Earlier this year I learnt how to easily shred chicken, read more here.  The kids have been really enjoying it on their sandwiches for school, but I thought I would add a bit of flavour as my Mr 11 loves BBQ sauce!  This recipe takes at least an hour on the stove, but it is […]

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