Healthy baking recipe for kids – Weetabix cakes

Healthy baking recipe for kids – Weetabix cakes

I was looking for a healthy baking recipe to make with Lady P last week, but having offered it as a promise to get her to go for a nap, we were kind of limited to whatever I had in the cupboard.

toddler cooking

So I found this recipe on a website somewhere and adapted it to suit whatever we had in the house. I wouldn’t say it’s the world’s most healthy baking recipe for kids, but it’s also not the most terrible thing you can give to your child.

Personally, I don’t believe in pumping my child full of crap. I also don’t like to really restrict either as I feel this can lead to more problems.

I’ve seen kids stuff themselves silly on sweet things, and it’s usually because they are never allowed any of it.

I learnt the hard way that having an unhealthy attitude to food can lead to food hang ups, developing an eating disorder when I was younger. For this reason, I am determined to make sure Lady P grows up with a healthy attitude towards food and lifestyle, so we follow an 80:20 ‘everything in moderation’ rule. In fact, by offering her a bit of whatever I am treating myself to occasionally (which is very occasional), I find she tends to leave most of it.

Every parent is free to make their own mind up about this matter though, so if you live by a ‘no sugar’ regime with your kids, look away now

For those of us who are OK with it, here is my super simple healthy baking recipe for a semi-naughty treat.

 

Coconut Weetabix slices

Ingredients:

4 Weetabix biscuits
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of sugar
70g of margarine
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of low fat drinking chocolate powder / 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (optional)
Icing sugar and sprinkles to top (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 160C for fan assisted ovens. Crush the Weetabix in a bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave and add to the bowl.

crushed weetabix

Crushed Weetabix with melted butter

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

cooking

Mix until combined completely.

Line a loaf tin with baking parchment paper and add the mixture, smoothing into the corners and flattening off with a blunt knife.

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Line a loaf tin and spread the mixture into the corners.

Pop in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Optional: Whilst cooling, mix up some icing sugar and spread across the top of the cake. My tip is to keep it in the lining paper in case of drips on the sides. Cut up some fruit or top with sprinkles as desired by your little one!

Pop into the fridge for 2 hours to chill.

toddler treat

Iced and topped by Lady P!

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Cathryn
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I love this! It reminds me of being little and cooking recipes like this with my mum. It’s where my love of cooking developed!

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Sonia
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Im always looking for great recipes to do with the kids and will definitely be using this especially as it doesn’t use egg- they always want to like the bowl and I won’t let them when we back normal cakes because of the raw egg. Silly really as I used to all the time when cooking with my mum, just don’t think its worth the risk! Thanks for sharing x #ablogginggoodtime

The Tale of Mummyhood
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This looks absolutely yummy, and great fun to make with the little ones!

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Kellie - Hooray for Moms
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These are terrific! I’m always looking for healthy snacks for my kids and have had to get creative, so I’m looking forward to trying these (and snacking on them myself!)
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Mess and Merlot
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Never mind the kids, I quite fancy these for myself! I totally agree with the 80:20 rule (for the same reasons too), #ABlogging GoodTime

becca farrelly
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These look really interesting (and yummy!). Mia loves baking or cooking with me but she doesn’t actually eat sweets or chocolate and has never shown any interest in doing so. I on the other hand eat too much!! I find it hard to find healthier things for her to make that she will actually eat so these look good and I think she would try them. I’m completely with you when you say that you prefer them to not have too much of the ‘bad stuff’ but also don’t want to stop them from having it as it does definitely… Read more »
Laura - dear bear and beany
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I agree with the 80/20 rule too! These look great to make with little ones. Holly would love it X #TheList

Lex
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These look so yummy. Love nice and simple recipes like this. Definitely saved for a later date 🙂 #picknmix

Jeannette
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O WOW. Easy and fun and I have all the ingredients in the house. On my baking list for the weekend.

Amy
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This looks delicious 🙂 minus the coconut haha! My toddler loves to bake so may have to try it! #MarvMondays

Kayla Arnold
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So cute! I’ll have to make this for my son!! #TwinklyTuesday

Shinners and the Brood
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I might just give this a go! Lord knows I buy Weetbix regularly and the monkeys won’t eat them! Looks like they would have fun making them too! #DreamTeam

Emmi
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I love baking recipes which can be made with the kids! And I like the use of Weetabix! I’ll try this one! #GlobalBlogging

A Cornish Mum
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What a great idea and they look so delicious! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

Stevie x

Mummy in a TuTu
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They look really yummy – I cant wait for my little one to join me in the kitchen!
thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

One Messy Mama
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Oooh those look delicious! I might just bake them for Daisy’s birthday! Thank you for sharing! Amen to everything in moderation! Happy you linked up! #GlobalBlogging

Crummy Mummy
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We always have Weetabix in – what a clever idea and they look great too! #thelist

Eilidh
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I can remember making weetabix cakes with my Mum when I was little. The boys have been on at me to do some baking this week so I might give it a try. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
Eilidh x

My Petit Canard
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What a clever little recipe! Im not one for restricting sugar, similar to you I have an everything in moderation approach to food. Balance is definitely key, so I love that this is a healthy with a touch of naughtiness treat 😉 I bet the little one loved it. Thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

Annette, 3 Little Buttons
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Yum, they look super tasty. It has never crossed my mind to bake weetabix. So this is a completely new idea for me to try out. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam – they do look quite dreamy and perfect to go along with a hot cup of tea. xx

yvonne
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What a great idea – the kids love wheetabix so they will love helping me make this xxx #BloggerClubUK

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