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Doughnut muffins

Nicole Avery Muffins are always a winner in the kids' lunch boxes and they are a quick and easy recipe to make. You are also likely to have all the ingredients on hand, which means you can whip them up at a moments notice.

Reader reviews

Nutella oat balls

Nutella Oat Balls

Nicole Avery The kids will love these easy to make Nutella balls. Only four ingredients required and no baking, you can whip them up quickly and they make a delicious sweet treat for kids and adults alike.

Easy beef casserole

Mushroom and chicken green curry

Low-sugar caramel slice

Lunchbox-friendly date and sunflower seed balls

Slow cooker beef vindaloo

Curried sausages with yellow fried rice

Succulent marinated ribs

No-bake salt caramel banoffee pie