Freezer Friendly Lunch Box Recipes

A collection of the very best freezer friendly lunch box recipes – including our most popular muesli bars, muffins, scrolls, cookies, loaves, breads and savoury snacks. 

A collection of the very best freezer friendly lunch box recipes - including lots of easy sweet and savoury options that your kids will love! All recipes come with both conventional and Thermomix instructions. 

Freezer Friendly Lunch Box Snacks

Our easy and ‘kid-approved’ school snack recipes are all freezer-friendly… and perfect for doing a big freezer stock up! With lots of simple sweet and savoury options to choose from, you’ll be super organised in no time at all!

Muesli Bar Recipes

Forget the store-bought muesli bars, these homemade muesli bars are super easy to make, far healthier and taste AMAZING!

Almond, Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars

This combination lifts your classic muesli bar recipe to a higher level, and who can resist that chocolate layer on top?

Almond, Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars Recipe
Our sweet and crunchy Almond, Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars are always a family favourite! 
5 from 3 votes
Our sweet and crunchy Almond, Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Muesli Bars are always a family favourite! 

Nut-Free Muesli Bars

Here’s one for the lunch boxes – totally nut-free! You can also mix it up with whatever dried fruit you have on hand – cranberries, raisins, dried apricots, dates….there’s heaps of variations.

Nut-Free Muesli Bars Recipe
Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own combinations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 
5 from 2 votes
Healthy & delicious nut-free muesli bars that are perfect for school lunch boxes! Make your own variations by mixing and matching your favourite dried fruit. 

The BEST Homemade Muesli Bars

Way better than store bought muesli bars as you know exactly what’s in them….perfect for that morning or mid afternoon pick-me-up!

The Very Best Homemade Muesli Bars Recipe
These really are the very best homemade muesli bars… soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 
5 from 19 votes
These really are the very best homemade muesli bars... soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch! Made with rolled oats, puffed rice, honey, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut oil, nut butter and more! 

Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

The chocolate chips make these yummy muesli bars even tastier! Well, they’re also loaded with oats to make them the perfect little energy bar.

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe
Baked chocolate chip granola bars with rice bubbles, brown sugar and rolled oats. A kid-friendly snack that's perfect for lunch boxes. 
5 from 5 votes
Easy Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

 

Lunch Box Muffin Recipes

From our award-winning ABCD Muffins to our classic blueberry muffinsthese muffin recipes are some of our most popular! 

Apple Crumble Muffins

Apple, cinnamon and oat crumble is always a winner, and this way you can grab one out of the freezer, pop it into your lunch box, and enjoy – they really are a treat!

Apple Crumble Muffins Recipe
Super easy Apple Crumble Muffins… a soft apple muffin base topped with a crunchy oat crumble! These make the perfect lunch box treat (printable Conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included). 
5 from 11 votes
Super easy Apple Crumble Muffins... a soft apple muffin base topped with a crunchy oat crumble! These make the perfect lunch box treat (printable Conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included).

Our FAMOUS ABCD Muffins

Just one bowl and 25 minutes to have healthy and filling muffins for hungry kids! What could be easier?

ABCD Muffins Recipe
Our award-winning ABCD Muffins are great for kids and are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates making them a perfect lunch box option!
5 from 14 votes
ABCD Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

So you have a couple of ripe banana’s that no-one’s going to eat, right? Add some chocolate chips and they suddenly become very, very edible!…

Banana Choc Chip Muffins Recipe
Our super easy banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect lunchbox snack… and they take less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake!
5 from 1 vote
Our super easy banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect lunchbox snack... and they take less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake!

Easy Blueberry Muffins

The crunchy top gets me every time…..such a treat. And when fresh blueberries are out of season, you can use frozen ones – they taste just as darn good!

Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Cafe-style fluffy and moist blueberry muffins with a crunchy sugar top and bursts of fresh or frozen blueberries. A simple 3 step recipe that takes just 5 minutes to prepare!
5 from 5 votes
A half-eaten sweet white muffin with blueberries mixed throughout.

White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

Jazz up the classic muffin recipe with the perfectly indulgent combination of raspberries and white chocolate…….you will LOVE it!

Quick & Easy White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins Recipe
The perfect combination comes together in these deliciously easy White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins (you wont be able to resist the chunks of chocolate!).
5 from 24 votes
Golden muffins in muffin cases, baked with raspberries and white chocolate

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Moist, moist, moist…..the grated apple keeps these muffins soft and moist. And the apple slices on top are a total giveaway when you’re searching the freezer for these little babes.

Easy Apple & Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
Moist and super delicious… these easy Apple & Cinnamon Muffins are sure to be a winner with the whole family! Pop them into your little ones lunch boxes or simply enjoy one with an afternoon cuppa.
5 from 1 vote
Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Strawberry, Banana & Yoghurt Muffins

The ‘big kids’, as well as the ‘little kids’ love these! The banana and yoghurt keep them super moist, and the strawberries add that extra burst of flavour…….seriously, try ’em!

Strawberry, Banana & Yoghurt Muffins Recipe
These delicious Strawberry, Banana & Yoghurt Muffins are the BEST!!! They’re packed full of bananas and strawberries…. making them seriously YUM!!
5 from 9 votes
A close up of a muffin made with strawberries, banana and yoghurt, with the muffin case peeled down

Banana Chocolate Muffins

So no-one wants to eat the ripe banana’s….well, I call these healthy ‘cos not only are they packed with those banana’s, but they also have serious chunks of DARK chocolate – and that’s supposed to be good for you!

Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins Recipe
Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins that take just 5 minutes to prepare, are moist and totally delicious! Perfect for a breakfast-on-the-go or a lunchbox treat. 
5 from 3 votes
Healthy Banana & Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

 

Scroll Recipes

Follow our sweet scroll recipes to a tee… or mix and match with your own favourite fillings. 

Raspberry & Nutella Scrolls

Ohhh, drool….basic ingredients turned mega dreamy! You can look like you’ve created a masterpiece in just half an hour! So yummy eaten warm, but you can also freeze to have ready to thaw and decorate another day.

Raspberry & Nutella Scrolls Recipe
These Raspberry & Nutella Scrolls take 10 minutes to prepare, require no proving time at all… and taste amazing! Freezer and lunch-box friendly!
5 from 3 votes
These Raspberry & Nutella Scrolls are a chocoholics dream! They take less than 10 minutes to prepare and require no proving time at all! These freezer-friendly scrolls are the perfect lunch-box treat!

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

The classic combination of apple and cinnamon……baked together in a round tin they make a fantastic ‘pull-apart’ bun, drizzled with sticky, sweet glaze….oh, my….

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe
These simple and delicious Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls are drizzled with a sweet glaze, take just 10 minutes to prepare and need no proving time at all!
5 from 22 votes
These simple and delicious Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls are drizzled with a sweet glaze, take just 10 minutes to prepare and need no proving time at all!

Lunch Box Biscuit Recipes

Fill up the cookie tin with so many of our favourite (and most loved) biscuit and cookie recipes. From favourites like chocolate chip cookies to yoyos and ANZACS to cornflake cookies!

Milo Biscuits

You’re sure to have all the ingredients in the cupboard for these little beauties. With a dab of white chocolate and sprinkles on top, they make a perfect lunch box treat!

Milo Biscuits Recipe
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 
5 from 6 votes
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So we all grew up on these and all still love ’em! Quick, easy and irresistible. You can even have the uncooked dough on ‘standby’ in the freezer for when that sweet treat is needed with little prep!

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Perfect and simple… these classic chocolate chip cookies are just like the ones your grandma used to make (maybe even better!!). 
5 from 3 votes
A stack of chocolate chip biscuits.

Afghans (Chocolate Cornflake Biscuits)

Make those cornflakes popular again by whipping them into a crunchy chocolate biscuit with a dab of chocolate icing on top – try them, I guarantee they’ll be a hit!

Afghans | Chocolate Cornflake Biscuits Recipe
Classic afghans made using the famous original recipe from the Edmonds cookbook. These chocolate cornflake biscuits are a simple and delicious treat.
5 from 6 votes
Afghans Chocolate Cornflake Biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits

Chewy or crunchy – they’re always popular! And so easy the kids can help (or make them themselves). A perfect lunch box or after school snack!

ANZAC Biscuits Recipe
Our classic ANZAC biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite recipe. Have a batch of sweet golden biscuits ready in less than 20 minutes… with the perfect amount of chewiness and crunch!
5 from 26 votes
A plate of 3 ANZAC biscuits.

Monte Carlo Biscuits

Ohh, these little babes are a treat, and considering they are made with staple pantry ingredients, we can all enjoy that treat. It’s the jam and buttercream filling that gets me!

Monte Carlo Biscuits Recipe
Simple and delicious homemade Monte Carlo biscuits that taste just as good as the original Arnott's version! 
5 from 4 votes
Simple and delicious homemade Monte Carlo biscuits that taste just as good as the original Arnott's version! 

Hokey Pokey Biscuits

OK, so another traditional ‘kiwi’ biscuit like the Afghan biscuits…..these are super easy, one bowl, basic ingredients, and super yummy……make lots…..you won’t be able to stop at eating just one!

4 Ingredient Hokey Pokey Biscuits Recipe
These Hokey Pokey Biscuits are a New Zealand classic! Made with only 4 basic ingredients… they’re quick, easy and so delicious.
5 from 8 votes
A stack of five Hokey Pokey biscuits on a floral plate

Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms

Why does peanut butter make everything taste so darn good?? With some chocolate chips and M&M’s added, they raise these cookies to an irresistible level!

Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms Recipe
Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies filled with M&Ms are the ultimate cookie obsession! Super delicious and just 10 minutes preparation time!
5 from 3 votes
A plate of cookies with colourful M&Ms and chocolate chips.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Mix and match whatever dried fruit and nuts you have here. These are chewy and moist cookies with ‘hidden’ zucchini in them. Keep some in the freezer for last minute lunch box snacks.

Kitchen Sink Cookies Recipe
Moist and chewy Kitchen Sink Cookies made with oats, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, pecans and zucchini… everything except the kitchen sink! 
5 from 1 vote
Kitchen Sink Cookies made with oats, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, pecans and zucchini... everything except the kitchen sink! 

Cornflake Cookies

Lift the level of the humble cornflake…..add some pizzazz with choc chips and sultanas – it’s like breakfast in a lunch box!

Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies Recipe
These Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies are the perfect lunchbox recipe. They're quick, easy and kid-approved!
5 from 12 votes
These Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies are the perfect lunchbox recipe. They're quick, easy and a guaranteed winner!

Yoyo Biscuits

Oh, one of my favourites……there’s something about the combination of sweet, creamy filling and the crumbly little bites that makes it impossible to only eat one. They’re like a total taste explosion in your mouth!

Baby Shower Cookies – Pink & Blue YoYos Recipe
The cutest little baby shower cookies that literally melt-in-your-mouth. These yummy yo-yos are filled with pastel blue and pink icing. Perfect for a pre-baby afternoon tea!
5 from 4 votes
Baby Shower Cookies

Loaves & Breads

Our sweet loaves and bread recipes make a yummy alternative to muffins in school lunch boxes. Whip them up and freeze for an easy grab and go snack. 

Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf

Greek yoghurt keeps this loaf so moist, and the tang of lemon icing gives it the perfect ‘zing’…..freeze slices to pop in your lunch box as you head out the door….too easy!

Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf Recipe
A simple one-bowl Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf with a deliciously tangy lemon glaze poured over the top. This is an all-time favourite school lunch box recipe… plus it's freezer-friendly too!
5 from 5 votes
A lemon and yoghurt loaf made with greek yoghurt and covered in a lemon icing glaze.

Strawberry & Yoghurt Loaf

Sometimes fresh strawberries are devoured as soon as they are bought, and sometimes they just sit there looking all sad and uneaten. Throw them in a yoghurt loaf to be all popular again!

Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf Recipe
A simple Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf that’s perfect for school lunch boxes, afternoon snacks.. or even breakfast on the run!
5 from 9 votes
A simple Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf that's perfect for school lunch boxes, afternoon snacks.. or even breakfast on the run! 

Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf

Disguise those over ripe banana’s by whipping them into a fudgy chocolate loaf that the kids will just luvvvv…….you can whip a loaf out of the freezer when time is in short supply.

Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf Recipe
Our famous Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf recipe is now even better! Perfect for using up ripe bananas, great for lunch boxes and freezer-friendly!
5 from 8 votes
Our famous Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf recipe is now even better! Perfect for using up ripe bananas, great for lunch boxes and freezer-friendly!

The BEST Banana Bread

It really is the BEST! Maybe it’s the crunchy sugar crusted topping that gives it the edge??! Or perhaps it’s the sweet, moist loaf? Either way, it’s completely delicious!

Cafe Style Banana Bread Recipe
A delicious one-bowl banana bread that is so quick and easy to prepare!
5 from 57 votes
Slices of banana loaf on a blue tea towel.

Apple, Zucchini & Carrot Bread

Moist, healthy and nut-free! Can be frozen in slices for ‘grab and go’, and is a fantastic way to smuggle a few vege’s into the lunch box!

Apple, Zucchini & Carrot Bread Recipe
A simple (and nut-free) Apple, Zucchini & Carrot Bread that is moist and delicious. Perfect for lunch boxes or an afternoon tea treat!
5 from 5 votes
A simple (and nut-free) Apple, Zucchini & Carrot Bread that is moist and delicious. Perfect for lunch boxes or an afternoon tea treat!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Looks good, taste’s good, is good! Naturally sweetened by honey, and kept moist with yoghurt and zucchini, this loaf is a winner for a lunch box or after school treat.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Recipe
A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!
5 from 8 votes
A healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe made with greek yoghurt, honey and coconut oil. Freezer-friendly and perfect for school lunch boxes!

Savoury Lunch Box Snacks

And let’s not forget about yummy savoury lunch box snacks that make a great alternative to a sandwich. From scrolls to veggie slices, sausage rolls to veggie nuggets and more!

Pizza Scrolls

Simple ingredients and a simple recipe. These scrolls make a great variation, ‘sort of’ half way between a pizza and a bread roll!

Pizza Scrolls | Ham, Cheese & Pineapple Recipe
The easiest pizza scrolls recipe ever!! NO proving time and just 10 minutes prep time. Freezer-friendly, perfect for lunch boxes and kid-approved!
5 from 1 vote
Savoury scrolls on a copper wire rack.

Cheesymite Scrolls

Most kids love Vegemite, right? Well, these are great for lunchboxes and mix it up a bit from boring old Vegemite sandwiches….

Cheesymite Scrolls Recipe
Cheesymite Scrolls made the perfect lunch box snack! Filled with Vegemite and cheese, they’re sure to be a family favourite.
5 from 8 votes
Cheesymite Scrolls Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

Ham & Cheese Scrolls

Looking for a bit of variety using deli ham? Then give these scrolls a go. A welcome change for lunch boxes, and these scrolls freeze well too!

Ham & Cheese Scrolls Recipe
Perfect Ham & Cheese Scrolls with mayo and poppy seeds. These Ham & Cheese Scrolls are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These scrolls are perfect for lunch boxes and can also be frozen.
5 from 2 votes
A serving board with a pile of ham and cheese scrolls on it

Sweet Potato Nuggets

Only four ingredients – these go down a treat for fussy little eaters! Serve for dinner one night and pop the left overs in their lunch box the next day!

Healthy Sweet Potato & Zucchini Nuggets Recipe
These 4 ingredient Healthy Sweet Potato & Zucchini Nuggets are perfect for toddlers and kids! Quick, easy and yum!
5 from 3 votes
These 4 ingredient Healthy Sweet Potato & Zucchini Nuggets are perfect for toddlers and kids! A quick, easy and delicious recipe.

Zucchini Slice

When zucchini’s are in season, there’s usually plenty about! The question is ‘what to do with them all?’ Bake this for easy slice for dinner, served with a salad, then freeze the rest for lunch box ‘grab and go’….

Zucchini Slice Recipe
Our quick and easy Zucchini Slice recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is a classic family favourite. This freezer-friendly recipe is perfect for lunch boxes or an easy family dinner.
5 from 4 votes
Our quick and easy Zucchini Slice recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is a classic family favourite. This freezer-friendly recipe is perfect for lunch boxes or an easy family dinner.

Savoury Muffins

Another alternative for lunch boxes, and another way to make veg’s more appealing to fussy eaters (especially if they help to make them). Always good with a bowl of soup too!

Savoury Muffins Recipe
Our ‘veggie smuggling’ savoury muffins make a deliciously healthy snack for kids and toddlers. They’re freezer-friendly and perfect for lunch boxes!
5 from 1 vote
Our 'veggie smuggling' savoury muffins make a deliciously healthy snack for kids and toddlers. They're freezer-friendly and perfect for lunch boxes!

Classic Sausage Rolls

OK, so we all like pastry, don’t we? These crispy little mouthfuls are always popular. Make a huge batch of them to freeze for when time is in short supply!

Sausage Rolls Recipe
These Easy Homemade Sausage Rolls are such a family favourite! Freezer-friendly and super quick – this is sure to become your go-to sausage roll recipe. Thermomix & conventional methods included!
5 from 8 votes
Flakey sausage rolls on a copper rack.

Chicken & Vegetable Sausage Rolls

A variation on the classic ‘meat’ sausage roll, disguise a few finely grated vegetables such as zucchini and carrot with chicken mince for a change – they will go down just as well!

Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls Recipe
Easy and delicious chicken and vegetable sausage rolls.
5 from 5 votes
Chicken and vegetable golden baked sausage rolls, sprinkled with poppy seeds, and a dollop of tomato sauce on brown paper

101 Lunch Box Snacks + FREE Printable

For more yummy and easy lunch box recipes, check out our list of 115 lunch box snacks (and print out your free printable!). 

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A list of sweet and savoury lunch box snack recipes.

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6 Comments
  1. Angela says:

    Thank you for all the lovely recipes you share

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you for reading them! xxx

  2. Renee says:

    Your recipes never fail me and encourage friends to use them

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you so much Renee – you’ve made my day!!

  3. Rachel shaw says:

    I am so excited to try your recipes for my husbands lunch box. I’m not a mommy just yet but a newly wed with a hubby who needs work lunch for 10 hours.

    1. Lucy says:

      Oh congratulations!!! I hope you like the recipes! xx

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