Baked Oat Meal

As winter is fast approaching this is the perfect winter warmer to start your day!

Ingredients from WP: 1/4 cup of maple syrup 2 cups of rolled oats 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup of choc chips 1 tsp of cinnamon 2 tsp of vanilla extract 2 tbs coconut oil

Ingredients from elsewhere: 2 cups of milk ( you can use any eg. almond, oat, dairy) 1 egg 1 banana smashed other desired fruit and fruit to top, I have used berries 🙂

Method 1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. 2. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until combined 3. Pour into a baking dish, place desired fruit onto, and sprinkle with a few choc chips 4. Cook at ~160 C for ~ 50 mins or until bouncy to touch 5. Serve in a bowl with milk or cream!

Snickers smoothie recipe!!

Ingredients from WP

– 2 dates

– 1 tbs cocoa powder

– 1 tbs peanut butter

Ingredients from elsewhere

– 2 frozen bananas

– 2 cups of almond milk (unless you make your own with our almonds 😋)


1. Combine all ingredients, using a blender, until smooth

2. Pour into a glass and top with chopped dates, chocolate shavings and if your feeling really naughty, whipped cream 😍

No-bake peanut butter choc cups

Ingredients from WP

– 2 1/2 cups of granola or oats

– 2 tbs peanut butter for the base

– 1 1/2 cups melted peanut butter

– 1 cup chopped peanuts

– 3 tbs honey

– 2 cups dark melting chocolate


1. Combine granola, peanut butter, chopped peanuts, and honey in a bowl. Spoon the mixture into muffin tins and press down, with a spoon, into a cup-like shape

2. Pour the melted peanut butter into the ‘cups’

3. Refrigerate for 1 hr

4. Melt the chocolate and pour over the top of the peanut butter

5. Refrigerate for another hour and then enjoy!

Oat Slice recipe

If you are looking for a healthy and yummy lunchbox snack or breakfast on the go idea, you have to try this

Ingredients from WP

– 1/2 cup SR flour

– 1/2 cup plain flour

– 1 cup of rolled oats

– 2/3 cup of coconut

– 2/3 cup brown sugar

– 1/2 cup of choc chips or cranberries

Ingredients from elsewhere

– 125g melted butter

– 1 egg


– Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl

– melt the butter and then pour into the dry mixture, add in egg and mix until combined.

– Spoon into a baking dish and cook at 180 C for 20 mins!

Homemade chocolate energy bites

✅ Vegan ✅ gluten free ✅ Paleo

Ingredients from WP

– 1/2 cup of peanut butter

– 1/4 cup of maple syrup

– 1/2 cup of almond meal

– 1/4 cup of flaxseed meal

– 2 tbs cocoa powder

– Shredded coconut

Mix maple syrup and peanut butter together in a bowl until combined. Add in almond flour, flaxseed meal, and cocoa. Mix. Roll the mixture into balls and cover it in coconut. ENJOY!!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Searching for a gift for that is good for Mum and good for the planet? We have you covered! There are so many lovely eco-friendly, waste free, locally made options these days. Just remember, Mum just wants to feel appreciated and loved so no need to go overboard, just because there are plenty of pretty things to choose from!

ANZAC biscuits for everyone

Anzac Biscuits are deliciously frugal! Check out a variety of recipes from traditional to vegan to low gluten, with all the ingredients available at WP 🍪


1 cup plain flour

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup castor sugar

125g butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

2 tbsp water

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Preheat oven to 160C.

Combine flour, oats, coconut and sugars.

Melt butter, golden syrup and water in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in bicarb soda then add to dry ingredients and stir well.

Make tablespoons full of mixture into flattened balls and place on baking tray.

Bake 15 minutes or until golden.


1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup GF plain flour

2/3 cup desiccated coconut

2/3 cup coconut sugar

pinch of salt

125g butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

1 tsp bicarb soda

Preheat oven to 160C.

Combine flour, oats, almond meal, coconut, salt and sugar.

Melt butter, golden syrup and water in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in bicarb soda then add to dry ingredients and stir well.

Make tablespoons full of mixture into flattened balls and place on baking tray.

Bake 20 minutes or until golden.


1 cup almond meal

1 cup flaked almonds

1 cup desiccated coconut

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

1-2 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 120C.

Combine almond meal, flaked almonds and coconut.

Melt honey and oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in bicarb soda and water then add to dry ingredients and stir well.

Make tablespoons full of mixture into flattened balls and place on baking tray. Add a little water if needed to help mixture stick together.

Bake 25 minutes or until golden.

Hot Cross Buns Your Way

There are so many ways to make Hot Cross Buns.  Some recipes are worth taking a little more effort to collect ingredients, others have few ingredients and are easy to make, some people don’t like dried fruit, others need to go gluten free.  Whichever way you like them, we have all the ingredients in the quantity you need at Wasteless Pantry.  Plus, if you give us a little notice we can even put together the ingredients for you so you can just get on with the baking!


  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 14g dried yeast
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups currants
  • 40g butter
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Flour paste

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons water


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  1. Warm butter and milk, combine with eggs and dry ingredients
  2. Knead on floured surface until smooth, place into oiled bowl covered with a damp tea towel and set aside for 1-1.5 hours until dough doubles
  3. Punch down dough and knead for 30 seconds.   Divide into 12 even ball-shaped portions and place on a greased tray 1cm apart. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes to double in size. Preheat oven to 170C
  4. Make flour paste by mixing together ingredients and pipe over buns to form cross. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through
  5. Make glaze by mixing ingredients over low heat until sugar dissolves, boil for 3-4 minutes and brush warm glaze over warm hot cross buns. Enjoy!

Bread base:

500g Crusty or Wholemeal Bread Mix

7g dried yeast

250g lukewarm water

65g sultanas

65g currents

10g mixed spice

  1. Mix together bread base with dried fruit and spice until a smooth dough forms
  2. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow to proof for 10 minutes
  3. Knock down the dough and form into 6-8 buns approximately 1cm apart on a greased tray
  4. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow to proof for 40-60 minutes
  5. Make flour paste for cross by mixing 1/2 cup plain flour with 4 to 5 tablespoons of water and piping across buns
  6. Bake until golden brown for approximately 20 mins in 180-190C oven
  7. Brush with sugar glaze made by mixing 1/3 cup water with 2 tablespoons of sugar whilst buns are still warm


For something a bit different, swap out the dried fruit and mixed spice from the Traditional or Easy & Vegan recipes above for…

Chocolate lovers:

25g cocoa powder

50g choc chips

* use melted chocolate for the cross

Choc Cherry:

25g cocoa powder

50g choc chips

65g glace cherries

Apricot & Almond:

125g diced apricots

125g sliced almonds

Date & Walnut:

125g chopped dates

125g walnuts

7g ground cinnamon

It is pretty easy to make your own gluten free hot cross buns.  Simply swap the Plain Flour in the Traditional recipe above for Gluten Free Plain Flour, or swap the Bread Mix for our Gluten Free Crusty Bread Mix in the Easy & Vegan recipe above!  That’s it!

Whichever recipe you choose, we hope that you enjoy them with family & friends this Easter!

Waste Free Easter Tips

Easter eggs package free

Holiday celebrations like Easter can be filled with excess – too much packaging, too much food, and novelty items that don’t last long before ending up in a bin.

Celebrating can be done waste free with minimal effort!

Foil packaging, cardboard boxes, and plastic Easter egg packaging all look pretty. However, they waste valuable resources, often end up in landfill, or contaminate our recycling; and that is not pretty at all.

Instead opt for package free Easter Eggs, like the ones we have at Wasteless Pantry. As an added bonus they are locally sourced, palm-oil free, and absolutely delicious! Or go chocolate-free with one of our refillable wooden Easter Eggs. They can be filled with other treats or money, year after year. Plus they can be decorated by the giver or the gift receiver for a personal touch.

You can easily make your own ‘packaging’ with repurposed glass jars, felt egg gift bags, cloth bunny bags, or even decorated paper bags. There are so many ideas to give it a try.

When thinking about entertaining this Easter, buy your food package free and planning your portion sizes to minimize food waste. Think about how ‘leftover friendly’ your meals are to really get the most out of your food budget this Easter.

Often the best parts of celebrations are the traditions. This is a great year to make hot cross buns together! It takes just a little while, especially if you pick up a bag of hot cross bun mix from your local Wasteless Pantry. Just enough time to have a chat before you pull them out of the oven warm and mouth-watering to enjoy together over a cup of tea.