It’s getting close to the end of holiday and return to school time for my 2 biggest munchkins … sob!
So I have been thinking ahead to lunchboxes again. These delightful little guys are based on these ones from TRTLMT.
and I have just adapted them to suit our allergy needs. See below the recipe for both a gluten free Coeliac friendly version and a ginger snap version too.
They are super delicious and quick to make, and all in our family heartily approve. Much nicer (and cheaper!) for lunchboxes than the packaged ones.
- 60g Nuttelex
- 140g honey (or agave/maple for a vegan version)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 250g flour of choice (I have used different combinations but this time I used spelt)
- 3/4 tsp bicarb soda
In a saucepan, over a medium heat, melt together the nuttlelex, honey and vanilla (100C, speed 2 for 2 11/2 mins or until completely melted). Remove from stove
Use a whisk to mix the bicarb and the flours together and then add to wet mix (Speed 4 for 8 seconds with the bicarb, then add flour and speed 5 for 15 seconds).
Mix gently until combined.
Tip out on to a silicone mat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Roll out the dough into a large rectangle about 2mm thick (much thicker and you don’t get the same crunchy texture as store-bought ones).
This is the most time-consuming part … Use a teddy cutter to cut the shapes and place on a lined baking tray.
Cook in a preheated moderate oven for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown. My oven in fan forced so I do them for 7 minutes.
Leave on tray to harden and cool. Store in an airtight container for about a week.
Makes about 70-80, depending on the sized cutter you use … and how much dough your 3 year old helper eats in the process 😉
For a Coeliac friendly option: do a straight switch to a gluten free flour mix.
To make a ginger snap version of these bikkies: Replace the honey with equal weight of maple syrup and replace the vanilla with 1.5 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. These are a much quicker to make than traditional gingerbread but very similar in taste…. and now my house smells like Christmas in September!