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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

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

      • Rachel

        Why Greek yoghurt?ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Rachel, you could use other yoghurts. I simply like the taste of greek yoghurt. Someone also mentioned that you could use cream too.ReplyCancel

    • Debbie

      NutellaReplyCancel

  • 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

      • Elizabeth

        Thanks Katrina. I Googled it to get the ratio.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

        • Karena

          My mum has made these for years, the recipe is in Cookery the Australian Way. It uses a scone dough as the base which would solve problems for any LACTOSE FREE people. As a sweet treat, one of its toppings is brown sugar and butter which makes caramel scrolls.ReplyCancel

      • Julie

        yes. I made them gf. I just upped the flour to 350g. The 1st time they were a bit damp. And extra flour when you roll out.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

    • Larissa

      It’s an awesome dough recipe isn’t it? I’ve used it pretty much since it turned up on Kidspot. Also Gourmet Girlfriend did a version with plain flour to make Gozleme, also super YUM!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

  • Helen

    Delish and SO easy! I made with ham, cheese and carrot – for my sandwich loathing 8 yr old son’s lunch box. Thumbs up!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Can natural unsweetened yoghurt be used instead of Greek?ReplyCancel

  • Tricia

    These are brilliant! I had inadvertently purchased some sweetened greek yoghurt and this was a great way of using it up. Apple, Cinnamon & Sugar and Jam made two great variety of treats for morning tea!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia

    I use this same recipe for a quick last minute pizza base! My son also taught a group of friends at university how to eat on the cheap!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Davies

    Just made a batch of these for school lunch boxes. Mu husband keeps pinching them and his comment was “these are really good” and my kids agree. Glad I came across your blog….just love it and all the ideas.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yay!! That is wonderful Theresa.:)ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    You can substitute soy yoghurt for dairy yoghurt in almost any recipe, in my experience.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great tip!Thanks for sharing Bettina.ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    With this, I have found 2 parts flour to 1 part yoghurt works better.1:1 was way too sticky. Great recipe thoughReplyCancel

  • Catherine

    Amazing and ridiculously easy even if a bit messy! I did 3 batches because someone ate half of the first batch within 5 minutes!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL they are quite addictive aren’t they.:)ReplyCancel

  • Manu Thomas

    What is websiteReplyCancel

  • Christine

    These sound and look yummyReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Easy and yummy is a good combo for a busy mummy!!ReplyCancel

  • Ok – they look delicious but at what temperature do you bake them? 185C?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Alan, preheat the oven to 180C and bake at that temp. Enjoy :)ReplyCancel

  • Doreen

    can you use just plain yoghurt thanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes you can, but I like the zing from the Greek Yoghurt :)ReplyCancel

  • Bree

    Do you have to refrigerate them or can they stay out on the bench in a container?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Good question, I put mine in the fridge, only because I live on the Gold Coast and it’s been really hot here, however they are fine in the kids lunch boxes through the day.ReplyCancel

  • Brilliant, my now monster sized 12 year scones bounds through the door every afternoon STARVING This recipe is so easy. Thank you, thank you. Trying it today…xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic! They are so easy and very yummy! Perfect for the after school snack.:)ReplyCancel

  • Horizon

    Would it be possible to make larger scrolls (like the ones you see at a certain Australian bakery chain), or would these only really work as the small 2cm things you’ve made here?ReplyCancel

    • Elizabeth Zatschler

      Size depends on how you roll them out. Should be able to make same size as bakeries.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely! I think they would be fine.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Davis

    can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is very yummy, Linda.:)ReplyCancel

  • I use this recipe as my pizza base,just role it out and put toppings on it,beautifulReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      What a fantastic idea, Dawn! I might have to try it.:)ReplyCancel

      • Karena

        When using as a pizza base, my mum always put a hand full of cheese in the dough too just to add to it.ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Ooh yum! That sounds delicious, Karena!ReplyCancel

  • karen

    Could you use sour cream instead of yoghurt?ReplyCancel

  • Karena

    Yes you can. Any alternate method of making scone dough is possible. Cream for a rich dough, lemonade for light and fluffy.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I’d like to try Vegemite and cheese, though can’t imagine that it would be easy to spread Vegemite on the dough… Any tips??ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    How long will these keep for?ReplyCancel

  • Apryl

    I just made this with vegemite and cheese. The vegemite was easy to spread with a butter knife. Very yummy! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Kat

    Vegemite is NOT gluten free @ Suzie.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna

    Can I make the dough the day before? Or can I make it and freeze it?ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Would sweet fillings work with this dough for example cinnamon and sultana etc?ReplyCancel

  • Hollie

    These are great! My children absolutely love them and they are a much healthier alternative to the cheese and bacon roles sold in the supermarket. I use wholemeal flour for a little fibre boost. I did find however the first time I made them they stuck to paper lining the tray which was super annoying to then have to peel off. The nest time I just used a lightly greased tray and they came out fine. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Hollie

      Oops, I meant cheese and bacon ROLLS!ReplyCancel

  • Carla

    Just made these for the first time. Tip – put the scrolls onto the oven tray with the ingredients facing up, like you are looking down into the scroll – I didn’t and now have scrolls that looked like filled dumplings! Lesson learnt.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

  • 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

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

  • Anne

    my kids love salami but I recently heard about the nitrate and nitrite in these cured meats and I am so hesitant. I know you have used them quite a bit in your recipe. Whats your take on using these cured meats for lunch box snacks?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

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

  • kerrie

    I just need clarification on 2 things please .

    1. How many eggs is it. 2 or 4.

    2. Are they cooked before freezing or not.

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Kerrie, It is 4 egss ( sorry i know the picture shows 2 ) and yes i cook them before freezing.:)ReplyCancel

  • kerrie

    Thank you Katrina.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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