Someday I am going to go into my kids bedroom to get them up for school (eh…..let me rethink that last statement – when was the last time I actually had to WAKE my kids…..um…. that’ll be NEVER. It’s always a pre-dawn start here!) But if I do happen to have to peel back the bedclothes on 1st born at some point I will not be surprised if she has morphed into a pig during the night. The child literally eats ham in EVERYTHING at lunch time. Ham sarnies, ham wraps, ham pittas….you name it and I’ll put ham in it. She is at this stage half child & half pig – she must be – you are what you eat after all.
Because I know she’ll eat it. And of course yes I do put other fillings in too – sometimes giving her half ham and half chicken or beef. But for the most part these returned with one bite taken from them and I can’t bear the thought of her being hungry in school. My resilience fails me after about 2 days of no ham and back we go again into the same aul’ routine.
Lunch boxes KILL ME.
I stumbled across this recipe a few months back and I adapted it to suit my cupboards and tastes. The result is a healthy, tasty scone that you can pop guilt free into any sized persons lunch box!
They are dairy free too – unless you use cows milk!
These scones are SUPER easy to make and the dough isn’t sticky so you can roll it out and cut the scones in quite literally 1 minute.
200g spelt flour (I use 100g white & 100g wholemeal spelt)
2 teaspoons baking powder
a pinch of salt
50g of melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons of agave
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
80ml hot water
50ml milk of choice (I use with almond, coconut or cows milk – depending on what’s there).
Preheat oven to 180C.
Put the flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Melt the coconut oil (I do this in microwave but pan is good too) and add to bowl. Gently mix.
Add all other ingredients and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough (2-3cm thick) and cut.
Bake on baking tray lined with baking sheet for 20-25 minutes.
Cool on a tray and enjoy!!!