Wednesday, May 23

Little Apple Cakes

Monday is my shopping day and Tuesday is my cooking day it's been that way for a while, some days they are swapped around but I seem to work better keeping to this routine. This Monday I did the cooking instead, my big girl had the day at home with a heavy cold.  The rule here is if you're sick you need to lie down and rest, no playing and get yourself better.  So while she rested, watching a bit of tv, a bit of reading and listening to a talking book, I did some baking in the kitchen.  On the menu for this week's lunch box treats were Carrot Oatmeal Cookies, recipe found here, and Little Apple Cakes. This recipe can be found in one of my favourite go to books, Feeding Fussy Kids.
Little Apple Cakes
1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
1 cup while self raising flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅔ cup raw sugar
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 cup coarsely grated apple
1 egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup milk (cow or soy)
½ cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)

Preheat the oven to 180℃.  Line 12 patty pans with paper cases.
Sift the flours and cinnamon into a mixing bowl, and add the husks.
Stir in the sugar and wheat germ; combine then make a well in the centre.
Add the apple, egg, milk and oil.  Stir to combine; do no over beat.
Spoon mixture into the prepared pans.  Bake for 20 minutes or until cakes are springy to a gentle touch.  Lift out onto wire racks to cool.

What healthy treats have you been making lately?


  1. Ooo Catherine - yummy. No healthy treats going on in this house recently - will try these at the weekend. Thank you!

  2. The little apple cakes sound delicious and just right for me to give them a go. I will be browsing through your recipes Catherine from memory you have lots of healthy treats and snacks. Thanks for sharing them and have a great day. xx

  3. Yum yum! I better try these with all the apples in my fridge that have two bites out of them. (She says muttering under her breath about the wastefulness of children...) xx

  4. Another one to add to the lunchbox recipes! Perfect, thank you! I hope your big girl is feeling better soon. xx

  5. snap on this week- one kid sick on monday, and i also follow the same shopping/ cooking routine! will have to try these little cakes for baking day next week- thanks for the recipe! Sarah

  6. Oh yum! And I love the tablecloth (nice touch!). I will give these a go but I will need to hide them from my 3yo as he is intolerant to wheat :-( This is my fav healthy snack which gets produced almost weekly:

    But I do have a penchant for muffins ... mmmm

    xx Fi

  7. I too have kids on the couch, only instead of being good and cooking I've sat down next to them and joined in the watching! Slack I know!
    Would love those carrot oatmean cookies, thanks for the link!
    Feel better litle ones x

  8. Are there recipes for feeding fussy husbands in that same book?
    Healthy options this week Orange/almond muffins. Special Veggie soup that hubby will eat, served with garlic pizza bread( home made & sort of healthy).
    Hope your daughters feeling much better...........i suppose its that time of year for colds.

  9. AnonymousMay 23, 2012

    I have been on the hunt for some new lunch box additions and cupcakes always go down a treat :)
    Those carrot oatmeal bikkies sound delicious too.

  10. You're such a wondeful Mum xo

  11. MMMM that is one of my favourite recipe books too....great use of hiding lovely good ingredients. Although I am lucky in that my guys usually don't need anything hiding from them. xx

  12. Yum, I'm going to have to try baking the apple cakes. Also the carrot oatmeal cookies will be good way to get rid of all the carrots I seem to have in my fridge! Love new healthy lunch box fillers - thanks:) Nx

  13. They sound really yummy Catherine. Hope your big girl is feeling better soon x


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