On the weekends I like to do some baking at home. Even better if it is a kid friendly baking recipe! I love a good recipe where I can get my kids involved and helping. Adventure Snacks has an awesome range of Make at Home mixes which create the easy opportunities to whip up healthy treats for the whole family. The Make at Home mixes are kid friendly baking at their best, you just need the packet and a few ingredients from the fridge and your ready to go. Read on to check out which mix we tried on the weekend and my top 3 tips for kid friendly baking.
My Top 3 tips for Kid friendly baking:
I have four young kids in my household. So when we decide to do cooking it can be a bit chaotic. I tend to like to bake with just one or two of them at a time. So I will wait till the others are engaged and playing with something to then begin baking. Here are my top 3 tips for kid friendly baking:
Take it in turns
I will check out all the steps of a recipe and break it into sections and small steps. So each child gets a turn and it is only a small wait time. For example if they need to pour milk into the mix I will help one child measure the milk out (keeping the container steady for them) and then they tip it into the mix – then next child’s turn.
Name the ingredients and talk out loud
It may seem simple enough but kids are curious creatures. I know my kids ask a million and one questions daily. So when I am cooking with the kids I make sure I talk about the ingredients and how much we are using and what we are doing.
Oven is hot
The obvious danger with kids and cooking is the oven and it being hot. I started baking with my kids when they were around 18 months – 2 years old. We always talked about the oven and it is hot and don’t touch. We used the oven light being on as the indicator for them to know that it is on and hot and don’t touch.
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Kid friendly baking – Make at home mixes
Adventure snacks has everything you need to pack a healthy rubbish free lunch boxes. Their make at home mixes are easy to make and full of organic healthy ingredients! There are six different make at home mixes including Sweet Potato and Zucchini muffins, Cacao Nib Muesli bars, and Oat and Carrot Cookie Mix. Check out the full range and order here
Sweet Potato and Zucchini Muffins!
We decided to make these muffins on the weekend and my fussy toddler especially likes them! For the Sweet Potato and Zucchini muffins you will need: a zucchini, one cup of milk of your choice, 2 eggs, 1/3 of a cup of soft butter. You can also add in 1/2 cup of grated cheese and/or 1/2 cup of corn kernels. The Sweet Potato and Zucchini muffins are gluten free, contain organic ingredients, no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. They also have no refined sugars, no nuts, are quick and easy and lunchbox friendly!
How to make the muffins!
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grate the Zucchini and cheese into a bowl.
Step 2: Add the Sweet Potato and Zucchini Muffin mix pouch, the zucchini, milk, eggs, butter, cheese/corn (if using) into the bowel of an electric mixer.
Step 3: Mix on a medium speed until well combined.
Step 4: Evenly scoop out the mixture into a greased muffin tray. Put into oven for 18-20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Step 5: Let the muffins cool on a wire tray and then ENJOY!
My kids loved making these muffins and then eating them fresh from the oven! My little toddler who is fussy especially loved them. They make an easy healthy lunchbox addition or every day snack that you know is getting healthy goodness into them!
We hope you enjoyed our top tips for kid friendly baking and check out the Make at home mixes from Adventure Snacks today! So many yummy mixes to choose from. If you’re looking for some other easy meal ideas for your family check out our kid approved San Chow Bau or our Mince 3 ways ideas