Lunchbox Ideas: Autumn Snacks

Pip has really taken well to having packed lunches. She actually seems to get quite excited at the prospect of finding out what’s going to be in there each day. Since Autumn is now in full swing (Hurray!), I thought I’d share recipes for two of Pip’s favourite snacks that have something of an Autumnal feel: Apple Crisps and Fruity Spiced Muffins.

Apple crisps

These are delicious, super healthy and pretty simple to make, plus they make the house smell gorgeous!

1. Preheat the oven to 100 degrees celsius.

2. Take two fairly big apples. Core them and slice them into thin slices. Try and get them all similar widths, then they’ll cook at the same rate.

2. Lay the apple slices on a baking tray. Dust on some cinnamon.

3. Pop in the oven for about 1 hour, then carefully turn them all over then put them back in for another hour.

4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to a week, although these never last more than a couple of days in my house!


Fruity spiced muffins

These are really tasty and, as muffins go, pretty healthy too!

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.

2. Mix together 150g flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon mixed spice and 50g caster sugar.

3. In a separate jug, beat together 100ml milk, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 40g melted low fat spread.

4. Mash 1 banana and peel & chop 1 medium sized apple into small pieces.

5. Add the wet ingredients and the fruit to the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined together.

6. Spoon the mixture into 12 paper cases either in a bun tray or silicone muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, until they are risen and light golden brown.

7. Carefully remove from the bun tray or silicone cases and allow to cool on a wire rack.

8. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoy these tasty treats as much as we do! What snacks do you put in lunch boxes?


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