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 variations with ginger and seed butter.
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 vegan butter*
- 140g honey/maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 260g flour of choice (I use spelt or a plain GF mix with about 1 tsp of psyllium)
- 3/4 tsp bicarb soda
In a saucepan, over a medium heat, melt together the butter, honey and vanilla (100C, speed 2 for 2 11/2 mins or until completely melted). Remove from stove
Whisk in the bicarb (Speed 3, 5 secs) and then add the flours (speed 5 for 15 seconds).
Mix gently until combined.
Tip out on to a silicone mat or floured work surface and allow to cool for a few 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 120, depending on the sized cutter you use … and how much dough your helpers eats in the process 😉
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!
*if you are wanting to eat less butter, you can replace half or even all of the straight butter with a nut or seed butter off your choice. We love our sunflower seed butter. Be warned that it does make a darker coloured bikkie though …. If that is important to your little ones 😉