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Lockdown recipe round up

Lockdown recipe round up

With many of looking to pass the hours inside with hungry, wriggly little people, we've rounded up some of our favourite Recipe Mumma recipes, made for cooking with the assistance of tiny hands. Leave banana bread in 2020 and become acquainted with 8 delicious and easy recipes, perfect for making with the kids. Let us know how many you get through this lockdown!

Flourless (Healthy-ish) Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ve got to love a recipe you can make in a blender, especially when it’s chocolate chip cookies! These cookies are dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free, egg free, vegan AND freezer friendly. You'll need:


  • 400g tinned chickpeas or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Add all ingredients to a blender (except for chocolate chips). Blend briefly until combined, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add in chocolate chips and mix with a spoon until combined. Drop the sticky dough into 10 equal mounds onto a lined baking tray. Flatten slightly with wet fingers + cook for 15 mins.

Goodness Me Muffins

These subtly sweet muffins are fully loaded with fruit and veg and taste delicious. They make for a nutritious go-to when you need a snack or nut free lunchbox item to get through the day. You'll need:


    • Dry:
    • 1 3/4 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup carrot, peeled + grated
    • 1 cup grated apple
    • 1/3 cup currants

  • Wet:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease 12 muffin tin cups. Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, add wet ingredients and stir to combine. Make a well in the dry mixture. Pour in wet mixture and mix with a spoon until just combined. Divide mixture across 12 muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes.

Carrot, Zucchini + Potato Rostis

So quick, cheap and easy to make, these Rostis are the perfect lunch idea when you don’t have much in the fridge! Lay between baking paper and store in the freezer, for a quick go-to option when you need a work lunch or lunchbox snack! You'll need:


  • 1 cup grated potato
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded tasty cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper


Add all prepared ingredients into a large bowl. Mix with a spoon until well combined. Heat a large frypan over medium high heat and drizzle with olive oil. Add 1/4 cup spoonfuls of mixture to frypan and flatten slightly. Cook for 4 minutes, or until golden, then flip and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Veggie Loaded Sausage Rolls

These moreish sausage rolls are the perfect way to sneak vegetables into your fussy eater! Cook in batch and freeze extras, to make for an easy weekend option! You'll need:


    • Stage one:
    • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
    • 1 celery stick, finely diced
    • 1/2 brown onion, finely diced
    • 1/2 zucchini, grated

    • Stage two:
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 egg + 1 extra egg
    • 1 cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
    • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 tbsp dried parsley
    • 1 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 3 sheets thawed puff pastry


Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Heat a frypan over medium high heat. Add stage 1 ingredients + cook for 5mins. Transfer to a large bowl and cool. Add stage 2 ingredients (1 egg only) + mix well. Cut pastry sheets in half. Divide mixture into 6. Shape each portion into a log the same length as the pastry. Place on pastry strip and roll over to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining mixture. Cut each roll into 4. Beat extra egg and brush on top. Place onto a lined tray, seam down. Bake for 25 minutes.

Mediterranean Creamy Chicken with Gnocchi

This pasta is ready in just 30minutes and can be served with any choice of pasta. It’s jam packed with vegetables and is sure to be a real crowd pleaser! You'll need:


    • Stage one:
    • 500g potato gnocchi
    • 1 tbsp sundried tomato oil, from jar
    • 3 garlic cloves, finely diced
    • 3 white cu mushrooms, diced
    • 1 brown onion, finely sliced
    • 1/2 large zucchini, quartered lengthways + sliced
    • 3 chicken thigh fillets, diced

  • Stage two:
  • 1/2 cup cooking cream
  • 8 sundried tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 handful baby spinach leaves


Cook gnocchi in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a frypan over medium high heat. Cook remaining stage 1 ingredients, stirring often, for 10 minutes, or until cooked. Reduce heat to low. Add stage 2 ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain gnocchi. Toss through sauce + serve.

Spinach, Feta + Tomato Muffins

These muffins are loaded with vegetables and make for a filling breakfast, lunch or tasty snack! You'll need:


    • Stage one:
    • 2 1/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
    • 150g frozen spinach, defrosted
    • 1/3 cup feta, crumbled
    • 1/3 cup parmesan, grated
    • 1/2 cup semi-dried tomatoes, finely chopped

  • Stage two:
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease 12 muffin tin cups. In a large bowl, mix stage 1 ingredients until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix stage 2 ingredients and whisk together. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and use a metal spoon to stir until just combined. Don't over mix. Divide mixture across muffin cups. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes, or until golden.

Cheeky Monkey Banana Bites

These Chunky Monkey Bites take 5 minutes to make and hold their shape very well (so they’re great for littlies!). They’re also dairy free, gluten free, nut free, egg free and vegan, so you’ve got all your dietary bases covered. You'll need:


  • 1 cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix until combined. Roll out 8 balls and place on lined baking tray. Flatten with hands. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Cheesy Pizza Scone Scrolls

Check out these cheesy scrolls that you can make with pantry and fridge staples! They’re the the perfect snack or lunch option to take to work or throw in the kids lunchbox. You'll need:


    • Scroll base:
    • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
    • 40g soft butter
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
    • 1/2 cup shredded tasty cheese +extra
    • 1/2 cup milk + extra

  • Topping ingredients (choose your faves!)
  • Tomato paste, mushrooms, capsicum, pineapple, olives, brown onion, ham


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, rub butter into flour, using fingertips, until well combined. Stir in salt, cheese and herbs. Add in milk + mix with a spoon until dough comes together (add a touch more milk if dough is too dry). Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until just combined. Use a rolling pin to roll dough into a 20 x 30 rectangle. Spread with tomato paste, chosen toppings and extra cheese. Roll up lengthwise and slice into 12 pieces. Arrange on a tray close together + glaze with extra milk. Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees and a further 5-10 mins at 180 degrees.

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