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Cute lunches: Chewbacca crumble

After the success of our Gruffalo crumble, I realised what a fabulous blank canvas a crumble can be. Not quite as portable as a cupcake, but just as good for decorating in a myriad of ways! Who’s with me to make crumbles as cute as possible? πŸ™‚

In honour of Star Wars Day (May the fourth – get it?) and inspired by Lunchbox Dad’s amazing creation, I created Chewbacca crumble.

cute lunches chewbacca crumbleUse your preferred crumble topping over your little one’s favourite fruit. I was in a rush so roughly mashed some fresh mango and pear before sprinkling the crumble topping over. Chewbacca’s hair is made with licorice laces and I used a slice of licorice for his nose. His fangs are banana and his eyes are fruit buttons (I drew the details on with an edible pen).

Nicholas promptly ate all the licorice then asked for “more whiskers, please mummy!”.

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Cute lunches: Gruffalo crumble

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.

Gruffalo crumble

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.