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What can I make as a lunch box snack for me and DP other than flapjacks?

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hopefully Wed 20-Aug-08 12:47:47

Have been making flapjacks for some months for me and DP to have in our lunchboxes (well, at home for me, since going on maternity leave), and am slightly running out of inspiration for fruit/chocolate chip/seed combinations to put in them.

Does anyone have any ideas for what I could make as an alternative occasionally? It has to either be able to be frozen and taken out on a day to basis, or last for at least a week (like the flapjacks, in an airtight tin). I am completely stumped!

Or if anyone can think of anything original to put in flapjacks...

misdee Wed 20-Aug-08 12:48:52

does itr have to be 'healthy' in anyway?

onepieceoflollipop Wed 20-Aug-08 12:49:28

Could you make something simple like rock buns? Or a fruit cake to slice up. A decent cake would keep for a week. Personally I would freeze something like rock buns as they are not so good after a day or two.

onepieceoflollipop Wed 20-Aug-08 12:50:20

I nearly asked that misdee, but then I realised that although most of us think of flapjacks as healthy (the oats are I guess) all that syrup and margarine/butter somehow makes them no better than cake imo.

misdee Wed 20-Aug-08 12:51:09

yes i know, but the thing i;m thinking of only contains galce cherries lol.

not sure what its called, will have to look it up.

misdee Wed 20-Aug-08 12:52:23

[[ we use cherries instead of apricots]


misdee Wed 20-Aug-08 12:52:41


onepieceoflollipop Wed 20-Aug-08 12:53:16

Rofl at "only contains glace cherries" - would that be a pot of glace cherries then?wink I'd love that.

I am eating rocky road atm

misdee Wed 20-Aug-08 12:53:55

hehe i meant the only thing resembling fruit lol.

Swedes Wed 20-Aug-08 12:54:07

Mince pies - especially Josceline Dimbleby's Orange Pastry Mince Pies. They freeze brilliantly.

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 12:54:17




cinnamon swirls


mini fruit pies

cookies and biscuits

onepieceoflollipop Wed 20-Aug-08 12:54:24

That sounds yum misdee.

Annabel K also does some yummy oat and raisin cookies, very flapjack-ish.

onepieceoflollipop Wed 20-Aug-08 12:55:24

<<wipes marshmallow off keyboard>>

I am leaving the thread now, tis too tempting.

flossie64 Wed 20-Aug-08 12:56:07

how about courgette and carrot muffins .
I have just tried this recipe, dead easy, and its fab.
Let me know if you would like it .smile

misdee Wed 20-Aug-08 12:56:24

am considering tesxting dh who is at tesco with extras for the shopping list....

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 12:59:47

fridge cake

carrot cake

mini apple pies


pots of chocolate mousse

hopefully Wed 20-Aug-08 13:01:17

Oooh, millions of ideas! Clearly I am an unimaginative fool.

Doesn't have to be terribly healthy, but does have to be vaguely filling - i.e. fruit cake probably a winner, angel sponge cake probably not!

hopefully Wed 20-Aug-08 13:03:35

Fridge cake, that is inspired Misdee! Although I will probably eat it all before any makes it into DP's lunch box.

Swedes do you have the recipe for josceline's mince pies? I always without fail love her stuff, but can't fine the recipe in the book I have...

Am also loving the suggestions of cookies, muffins, carrot cake etc, but do we think these things will either last for a week or freeze? Would hate to waste all my precious baking!

hopefully Wed 20-Aug-08 13:04:19

Flossie I would love that recipe if you have it to hand - my mum makes courgette cake and its amazing (once you get your head round it being green tinged...)

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 13:17:36

cookies you can make the dough for and keep it in the fridge, backing only as much as you need each day. The dough will keep in the fridge all week.

Muffins and cake you can freeze, cake freezes best without the topping if it is cream based, but you can make it, ice it, cut it into wedges, open freeze and then wrap the portions up and keep in the freezer, or cut up and freeze uniced and put fresh icinf on each portion on the day (bit of a faf, I'd probalby make cakes that don't rewquire icing or that can be frozen with th eicing.

Apple strussel cake springs to mind <drool>

georgiemum Wed 20-Aug-08 13:19:51

Drop scones (the ones where you use yoghurt -an Annabel Karmel recipe I think. Did I her she got an MBE?). They freeze really well and are very yummy.

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 13:20:53

most cakes and cookies will last a week in an airtight container.

EachPeachPearMum Wed 20-Aug-08 15:25:16

OMDB- do you have a recipe for cinnamon swirls? I LOVE them!

stealthsquiggle Wed 20-Aug-08 15:33:09

any muffins - wrap them individually, freeze them, and then just stick them in lunchboxes frozen - they will always thaw by lunchtime (or so DS reliably informs me)

Thomcat Wed 20-Aug-08 15:36:07

Nigellas cereal bars are yummy and massively easy to make.

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