With September drawing closer, kids everywhere are beginning to feel the dread of going back to school. The thought of 7am starts, lugging heavy rucksacks around and wearing in those new school shoes can often seem like a lot to deal with after a long summer of relaxing. We here at Baking Time Club want to make this process a bit easier with 6 quick and easy baking ideas to help fill your child’s lunchbox and make those first few grey weeks of September a bit better.
Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites
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First up on our list we have something to give your child’s lunch a bit of a boost; blueberry lemon energy bites. This delicious no-bake snack is gluten free (with easy vegan alternatives) and can also be shaped into bars for a more traditional snack. The best thing about these however is that they can be made in just 15 minutes making them perfect for when the back to school rush is taking place.
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Next, we have a British school dinner classic; jam roly-poly. For our non-UK readers, this sweet treat is a staple this side of the pond and consists of sponge cake and strawberry jam. This version can be made from start to finish in just over an hour and will be sure make your child’s lunch a bit more interesting.
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Blueberry Cake
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At the half way mark on our back to school list we have another blueberry flavoured snack; melt-in-your-mouth blueberry cake. This delicious lunchbox filler consists of classic white cake with blueberries in the centre and a crunchy turbinado sugar topping. It only take around an hour to make and will be sure to leave your kids smiling until home time.
Soft & Chewy Coconut Pyramids
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Fourth on our list we fittingly have a lunchbox bake with that only has 4 ingredients. These soft and chewy coconut pyramids are a great lunch box filler and can be made in just 19 minutes. All that’s needed to craft these is cornflour, icing sugar, egg white and desiccated coconut. Think of them as a healthier version of a Bounty!
Home-Made Jaffa Cakes
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The penultimate bake on our list is a snack that people overlook when choosing to bake themselves; Jaffa Cakes. These delicious snacks have filled lunchboxes for years however baking your own often ends in a much tastier product. This version can be made in about 40 minutes and is relatively easy to make.
Vegan French Fancies
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Finally, to finish the list we have these brilliant vegan French Fancies. These can be made in less than an hour and are completely vegan friendly. They consist of sponge filled with cream and jam and covered in icing and the actual cake can be chocolate, vanilla or any other flavour that your kids prefer. These not only taste amazing but they look incredible!
To give these an added touch, try adding some of these cosmic blush cake sprinkles HERE: