From licking the spoon to painstakingly decorating cupcakes, baking is a fantastic way to bond with the grandkids. And of course, as well as plenty of laughs in the kitchen you’ll also end up with a batch of fresh baked treats. But with lashings of butter, cups of sugar and not a nutritious ingredient in sight, most baking recipes don’t get the healthy tick of approval.
While you won’t find much respite in Betty Crocker, the good news is that there are so many amazing recipes out there that are surprisingly healthy, without compromising on taste.
Zucchini Muffins from Cookie & Kate
Naturally sweetened and made with healthy whole wheat flour, these zucchini muffins are wonderfully fluffy. They’re a great afternoon snack and contain a sneaky dose of veg that little ones won’t be able to taste.
One Bowl Fudge Brownies from Amy’s Healthy Baking
Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a deliciously gooey chocolate fudge brownie? While packet mixes are temptingly easy, Amy still manages to keep things simple with this healthy one bowl fudge brownie recipe that will have the grandkids (and their parents) drooling.
Healthy ANZACs from I Quit Sugar
They kept our troops fuelled in the trenches and now ANZAC biscuits are loves by everyday Aussies and New Zealanders. While the traditional recipe calls for bucket loads of butter and sugar, this healthy version from I Quit Sugar still manages to retain its trademark crunch and syrupy flavour.
Pumpkin Pasties from Super Healthy Kids
Super Healthy Kids is a fantastic resource when it comes to nourishing baking recipes. This Harry Potter inspired pumpkin pasties gem is guaranteed to get the grandkids excited, especially if they love all things Hogwarts!
Homemade Snickers Bars from The Happy Pear
If you’re confident in the kitchen why not flex your muscles with this incredible DIY snickers recipe from the gurus over at The Happy Pear? We stumbled across it on the Jamie Oliver website, where it was praised for being vegan, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free! It’s the perfect way to curb those sugar cravings and keep your little monsters smiling.
Peanut Butter Fudge from The Healthy Mummy
Calling for no more than six ingredients, this recipe reimagines buttery fudge as a healthy (ish) snack that the whole family can enjoy. Plus it’s surprisingly easy which means that whether your grandkids are six or sixteen they’ll be able to master it. If you want to get creative why not try decorating your slab or experimenting with these clever packaging ideas?
Do you have a tried and tested healthy baking recipe that the grandkids love? We’d love you to share!