I try and bake at least one or two things for the Clowns lunch boxes on a Sunday. It makes everyone’s lives heaps easier and a little more organised in that crazy weekday morning rush!
So today I decided to make a few of Leilah’s (AKA Thermomumma) super easy and delicious recipes. If you are looking for anything bread related, her recipes have always worked beautifully for me and they taste great!
Starting with Leilah’s Cheese and Bacon Rolls, which I made into baby sized portions. That way I can use them for snacks as well as lunches. I have made this recipe loads of times, and it is always a winner with the Clowns.
Finger Buns were next on the baking list. Again, super easy to make. I made them a bit smaller too as I don’t think my kids lunch boxes need a normal sized finger bun for their morning tea!
Lastly, today I tried out the Blueberry and Choc Chip Muffins. Except I replaced the blueberries with raspberries. They smell aaaahhhhhmazing!
That should keep the Clowns happy for the week!
We here at the Circus love love love apple crumble!
I finally thermomised (totally a word!!) my recipe and thought I’d share it here with you too!
150g whole almonds
110g brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
150g self raising flour
1 large tin of pie apples
Set your oven to moderate or around 180 degrees, depending on how hot your oven runs. You don’t want your crumble to cook too fast and burn!
Add the almonds to your Thermomix, then 8 seconds on speed 8 (or whatever you usually grind almonds to almond meal).
Throw in all other ingredients and blitz on the Turbo 2 second option for two or three times, depending on how crumbled you like your crumble.
Then you’re pretty much done!
Just spread the apples in your favourite crumble baking dish and pour the crumble over the top.
Bake for around 20 minutes or until you can smell the crumbly goodness!
We like to serve the crumble with custard and/or icecream, and eat it while it’s still warm…. And then sometimes I may have some of the leftovers with yoghurt for a way too delicious breakfast!
This is a super easy and tasty protein ball recipe that one of my PT friends shared with me a couple of years ago.
I have tweaked it a little to suit my tastes since then.
It’s one of those combinations that will hit the sweet spot, if you are looking for that hidden chocolate stash 😉
Choc Protein Balls
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons peanut butter
60 grams almonds
2 scoops protein powder
1 cup rolled oats/quick oats
1 tablespoon honey/rice malt syrup
1 tablespoon milk to bind
Coconut for rolling (optional)
Process the almonds into meal consistency in your Thermomix or food processor.
Throw all your other ingredients in and blend well.
Roll about a tablespoon of the mix into a ball and then roll in coconut if you choose (I don’t do this, only because I’m not a huge coconut fan) and then either freeze the balls or just pop in the fridge.
- If you haven’t got a food processor, you can still make these by hand. I would suggest using quick oats and perhaps melting your honey and peanut butter to help bind everything together more easily and with a lot less elbow grease!
- If you don’t like/can’t use almonds, you can replace the 60 grams with anything like coconut, or another nut or a mix of chia seeds as well. The combinations are endless!