In this post we share a yummy lunchbox recipe, that is very easy to make. These Orange & Apple Rockies are from the Munch Lunchbox cookbook. These are super simple to whip up and are great for bento style lunchboxes.

raw apple & orange rockies from Munch Lunchbox Cookbook

The Munch Lunchbox cookbook will help you with the lunchboxes for your kids every day.  Written by the Munch team – Anna Bordignon and Michelle Kitney, it’s all about easy, healthy, cost-effective ideas with a focus on natural ingredients. There are tips on how to have school lunches looking and tasting great even after knocking about in a school bag for a few hours! And it contains  information on litter-less lunches. Symbols quickly give key recipe information – is the recipe gluten-free, no cook, does it contain dairy, nuts or eggs, can you freeze it?

The beautiful photography throughout the book is by Belinda Pope Photography. You can get your copy today.

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Orange & Apple Rockies

Here is a recipe from the Munch Lunchbox Cookbook which offers lots of great recipes that work well in a litter-less lunchbox.

These Orange and Apple Rockies travel well in lunchboxes and are stuffed with extra bits of goodness. These types of biscuits are easy to make. You can use nuts, coconuts or seeds instead of the dried fruit.

Orange and apple rockies

Munch Lunchbox cookbook recipe: Orange & Apple Rockies
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 12
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 115g butter, diced
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cored
  • 100g mixed dried fruit (or chopped apricots)
  • zest and juice of 1 small orange
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Line two baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, rub the flour and butter together until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Chop or grate the apple and mix in the orange zest. Fold the fresh and dried fruit into the butter and flour mixture, then fold the sugar through with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  4. Beat the egg and orange juice together in a small bowl and stir into the batter.
  5. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared trays.
  6. Bake for 12–15 minutes until golden and firm.

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