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Lunch Box Inspiration
November 4, 2012, 8:09 pm
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I’m finding myself looking everywhere for inspiration for my daughters lunches these days.  The ultimate goal is to create a tasty lunch so she’ll eat it while also ensuring she is eating enough fruit and veg.  I recently found this recipe for Lunch Box Muffins on Food.com that ticks all the boxes.  I know she’ll like them because they have brown sugar and banana in them but the most brilliant part is they also contain grated zucchini, that she doesn’t even know about!

1 cup shredded zucchini (w/ or w/o skin)
3 -5 ripe bananas
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)Directions:

  1. Smash bananas into zucchini to equal 2 1/2 cups, (there should be a few lumps of banana).
  2. Add Sugar and eggs.
  3. Mix in melted butter.
  4. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry to wet and mix until incorporated.
  6. Fill buttered and floured muffin cups 3/4 full.
  7. Bake in 350 oven 20-30 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
  8. Let rest for 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan to cooling racks.
I also added 1/2 a cup of raisins because I know she likes them.
Read more at Food.com
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