Healthy Snacks for Lunch Boxes – Oat Snaps

Australia Day is a perfect day to bake some Healthy Snacks for Lunch Boxes

With Australia Day and going back to school happening all in one week, it’s a perfect time to bake some healthy snacks for lunch boxes and picnics.

Seriously I don’t know about your house but when there is a batch of oat biscuits come out of the oven, it is NOT the flies that swarm into the kitchen, it is another species with 2 legs and bottomless pits it seems.  I had to hide this batch to enable us to get a photo before they disappear.

Finding a healthy snack for lunch boxes is always my goal and this recipe ticks all the boxes.

4 ingredients make this combination super easy, so give it a go and send us some of your creations.



  • 1 cup of GF Oats
  • 4 tbs butter (or 60g)
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 2 tbsp of  banana flour or gluten-free flour


  • Melt the butter
  • Then mix everything together
  • Take teaspoons full and place on a paper-lined tray, giving room to spread
  • Flatten out a little
  • Bake for 12 mins at 180C (360F) – now watch them as your oven may be different than mine. You want to see a beautiful golden colour.
  • Don’t touch them until they cool completely
  • TIP: They should spread quite thinly across the tray, if they don’t you added a little too much flour, if they are too thin, add a sprinkle more flour. Either way, they are seriously delicious.

Recipe inspired by – SlimBirdy

Want more healthy ideas for your lunchboxes see our Back to School recipes

or other recipes for Australia Day take a look here.

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