I make savoury scrolls for my daughter Paige for her lunch box quite often. I add some hidden veg, some chia seeds and use spelt flour to pack in as much goodness as I can. They make packing the lunch box on those days really easy because I just pull one out of the freezer and whack it in her lunch box and by lunch time it's defrosted.
Alex is really hard to feed at lunch because he's only interested in eating a sandwich and it's hard to hide any extra goodies in there! I decided it was time to try and attempt a scroll for him. This recipe has some hidden veg as well, which he chooses not to eat normally but they went totally undetected, phew (note: you don't have to peel the zucchini if your kids are okay with green)!
Prep your pumpkin the night before when you steam some veg for dinner or do what I do and steam a heap at once and store in the freezer in small glass jars ready to go. I just pull a jar out when I need it to add to my cooking, usually the night before so it defrosts in the fridge. I also used the fantastic Bio Cheese Cheddar Flavour that I get in Woolworths. Alex really likes this and it worked a treat to give these a cheesy taste.
Now these won't be nice and easy to roll like scrolls made with wheat or spelt flour so be prepared for that. Gluten free mix will always be like a batter so just spread it out and roll it up as best you can. If you prefer just pop the bread mixture into large muffin trays and sprinkle cheese and ham on top - you might like to swirl it through a bit with a skewer. I like to do it like I make scrolls so the cheese and ham is spread through and I find it quite easy.
I did have two goes first making these without a muffin pan just placing them on a tray lined with baking paper. They spread quite a bit and went flat. Alex liked them like that but I think they're a bit easier to make in large muffin pans.
Wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, can be egg and gluten free
Makes approximately 8
100g My Life Bio Cheese - we like Cheddar Flavour (grated if not using a Thermomix)
Quality diced ham for topping
100g cooked and mashed pumpkin
100g peeled zucchini (grated if not using a Thermomix)
¼ cup (60mls) filtered water
3 tbsps olive oil (45g)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs (or chia egg if egg free)
1 tsp salt
¾ cup (190g)sorghum flour
1 cup (125g)arrowroot starch
½ cup (70g) oat flour (I just grind up uncontaminated oats and store in a canister ready to go) - or rice flour for GF
1 tbsp rapadura or sugar
2 tbsps white chia seeds (I'd leave these out if you usechia egg replacer)
2 tbsp Super Food for Kidz Vital Veggie Power (optional but fab for extra hidden nutrients)
2 tsps yeast
To make egg free use chia ‘eggs’. Mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with 6 tablespoons (120mls) water. Set it aside to gel. After a few minutes when it’s like a gel use it in place of the eggs.
Thermomix Method (regular instructions below)
What if you don't have a Thermomix?
Simple! Just follow instructions above and either mix buy hand in a bowl or in a food processor. All you need to do differently is grate your Bio Cheese and zucchini before you start :)
Feel free to mix up the toppings to whatever you like. A thin spread of tomato sauce with the bio cheese would be nice and make pizza scrolls or you could do something like a cheesymite scroll if you have a spread that is safe to use. You can also substitute the flours with similar weight flours such as rice flour or millet for the oat flour to make gluten free.
Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2016 Happy Tummies
These are best served fresh however we did try them the next day and Alex enjoyed them. I also froze and defrosted to see how they went and he still enjoyed them. If you make them thin without a muffin tray they'll be fine as is but if you make them in muffin trays so they are thicker feel free to serve with butter if tolerated or a safe dairy free spread. If you freeze them and want a spread cut in half and spread before you freeze so in the mornings you can just pull them out and they are ready to go.
I hope your kids enjoy them as much as my boy! Lisa x