These little beauties were very popular with both Sylvia and Lexie. They are so cakey and cute! And they can be made in ten minutes from start to finish! I've adapted them only slightly from our favourite wholesome chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Healthy Mini Choc Chip Cookies (makes about 18 mini cookies) (adapted from Live.Love.Learn.Eat )
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup sunflower oil
dash of vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour (half plain, half wholemeal)
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup vegan choc chips
Whisk together the maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and choc chips. Combine, roll into balls and slightly flatten. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 180C.
Here are a few other things I've tried with success.
This seasoned sushi rice stuffed into cucumbers was adored by Sylvia. I got this idea from Play.Love.Vegan.
This malteser slice from Like a Vegan is very addictive. It contains malt extract syrup and vegan white chocolate to hold the slice together. It's great for lunch boxes because it holds together when when not refrigerated.
These pizza bread sticks were something different - pizza dough made with semolina, spread with nutritional yeast mixture and twisted. This recipe is from Vegan Lunch Box.
Any other lunch box ideas are welcome!
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