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Yesterday I posted a sneak peak of a new recipe I was working on perfect for the lunchbox. These are my Lunchbox Biccies. They are egg and nut free so perfect for the kiddies lunchbox. You can also make these with Nuttelex so can be dairy free as well. I’m told spelt flour will work just as well in biscuits like these and you can of course use your sugar of preference such as Rapadura. I love recipes that can be adapted to suit allergies or your preferences. Whilst I’m happy to have standard sugar and flour I know others like to use other options. My 10 Second Coconut Bread is another recipe that is easily adapted.

These are based on the Luigi Biscuits from the EDC. We love these biscuits however with the almonds they are not school friendly. This is my tweak on them. Once cooled I cant really tell the difference between my seed version and the almond version. The kiddies certainly didn’t notice! I have reduced the sugar in these as well as I find the original quite sweet.

The flaxseeds aren’t essential. I just add them for that extra bit of goodness. I mill and add them to a lot of my baking. Just leave them out if you prefer. There is no need to tweak other quantities.

I am absolutely obsessed with Chefs Choice Alcohol Free Vanilla Extract that I was recently sent to try by Organics on a Budget.  It gives the most beautiful vanilla taste to these biccies but also recipes like my Fluffy Vanilla Pikelets and Muesli Bites. If you love vanilla I highly recommend trying this brand. It gives the biscuits a really nice flavour.


If you don’t have a thermo mixer you can use a food processor and follow the steps. Process your seeds on high.



Lunchbox Biccies

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 40 1x


A great lunchbox option that is nut and egg free.



  • 50g pepitas
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, optional
  • 70g sugar, you can increase or reduce this
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence/extract/paste
  • 150g plain flour
  • 120g butter


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place seeds and sugar into bowl.
  3. Blitz on speed 9 for 20 seconds. Scrap down.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blitz on speed 5 for 40 seconds or until a nice dough forms.
  5. Roll small balls about the size of cherry tomatoes and place onto a lined baking tray. Allow some space between each one for expanding.
  6. Press down lightly with a fork.
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Do not over bake.


Fish snack box available from Little Bento World

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  1. Megan September 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Yum! Thanks for this, I also enjoy the one in the edc but wanted to be able to send something to preschool.
    But I had to make mine into a slice – it was way too oily when I started making balls. I made my own butter not long before, would that have affected it?

    • Peta September 10, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Yes I find homemade butter gives a much more oily result. I don;t use it in any baking ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Emma | My Book Corner September 10, 2014 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Fabulous! I’ve got them baking in the oven now. Thanks.

    On the off chance that there may be some left over … are these suitable for freezing?


    • Peta September 10, 2014 at 11:58 am - Reply

      You can but I prefer not too. I freeze the uncooked dough though ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dee October 15, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta. These didn’t turn out as I had hoped. I added a third more seeds, as per the full packet and then a third more of other ingredients. The mix was really crumbly- not a dough at all. I tried to mould into cookies but then gave up! Any clues? Cheers!

    • Peta October 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      I just make them as per recipe and don’t alter quantities.

      Did you mix for more time then stated for the lesser mix? Your butter may not have been mixed and warmed enough if they are crumbly.

  4. Emily March 31, 2015 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Yum, these look great! I’ll make them tomorrow. I like that seeds are way cheaper than almonds too ๐Ÿ™‚

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