All posts tagged: guilt-free baking

The secret to guilt-free treats

Finding foods that satisfy a 4pm slump or a craving for dessert after dinner that aren’t really bad for you can be hard. Feeding children something healthy and filling, when they seem to be constantly hungry can also be a battle. The key when feeding children (and adults) is to include wholegrain carbs alongside the sweet stuff.  If you have the time at the weekend, baking biscuits or a crumble can be a great activity with kids and gives you a supply of snacks or pudding that can be included in lunchboxes or eaten at home. Fruit tastes fantastic when it’s baked and you add a lot less sugar when cooking yourself. Here are a couple of my favourite recipes: Sultana and oat cookies 125g butter 85g brown sugar 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence 1.5 tbsp milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 120g wholemeal plain flour 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g oats 85g sultanas or raisins In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until …