These simple cheesy breadsticks are made from scratch, come together in about 30 minutes and are a great healthy lunchbox idea for when the children are craving something savoury rather than sweet.
Filling children’s lunchboxes with homemade snacks that are less salty or sweet than shop bought ones (and that your children will also like) can be tricky. That’s why I try to come up with new healthy lunchbox ideas as often as I can. This cheesy breadsticks recipe is super easy to make so it’s perfect for getting the kids involved too – I am sure they’ll enjoy rolling the dough and making long doughy sausage shapes (chances are if they help making it they’ll enjoy eating it too).
This recipe is not only easy, it is also quick as there is no yeast involved (I used bicarbonate of soda instead). I made these breadsticks with wholemeal flour but you could use a mixture of wholemeal and white flour if your child is not too keen on brown bread.
These cheesy breadsticks will stay fresh wrapped in paper for up to 3 days. They are not only a healthy lunchbox snack, but they also taste great served (either cold or warm) with a hearty soup. So they are perfect for this time of year!
See my Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for more healthy snack recipes.
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 and 1/2 cup wholemeal flour (plus a little more for dusting)
- 160 g extra mature cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 and 1/2 tablespoons thick yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper. Set aside.
- Whisk together the egg, yogurt and butter. Add the cheese and stir well.
- Combine the flour with soda and tip all at once into the cheese mixture. Stir well to combine. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute. The dough shouldn't be sticking to your hands but it shouldn't be dry either.
- Divide the dough into 2 parts. Roll each part into a thin sausage shape and cut into approximately 5 cm long pieces. Roll each piece a little more to make thin finger shapes and place on the baking tray spreading them out as they will expand in the oven.
- Bake for about 18-20 minutes until the breadsticks are lightly brown.
I’ve entered this recipe into Totally Terrific Tuesday