Ok, so technically this wasn’t a lunch but after creating a toasted Gruffalo for Nicholas and getting such a great reaction from him, I thought I’d make him Gruffalo crumble. And it’s definitely cute.
Use your preferred crumble topping recipe (I like adding some rolled oats and desiccated coconut) over your munchkin’s favourite fruit (I roughly mashed some fresh mango), adding a spoonful of extra crumble topping to form the Gruffalo’s nose.
After the crumble was cooked, I added circles of mango and chocolate drops to make the Gruffalo’s terrible eyes, and a fruit button for the poisonous wart on the end of his nose. His terrible tusks, teeth and horns are cut from banana, and I fried two slices of banana in a little butter for his ears. His black tongue is made from licorice laces.
Nicholas has already asked to “eat more Gruffle crumble!” so I guess this was a success.