These are perfect to bake with toddlers. They don’t use too many ingredients, not too complicated and they are robust enough that even a toddler can mess around with them and they still turn out. I’ve never found it easy baking with toddlers – I always get stuck after the whisking of the eggs – frightened that they will over mix and the bake will come out rock hard. I am getting better though and honestly really enjoy making these with Tara. She really enjoys it too as the photo below shows. Yeah, I know my utility room is a mess and I haven’t eaten all of those Creme Eggs, honest!
The first few times we made them, I thought she wouldn’t like them – there’s something about oats that makes a child suspicious! Too healthy. All 3 of my kids really like these though and we frequently have to make double.
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Cold|
- 2 heaped tablespoons Golden Syrup (This is a rough measurement - I tend to just pour it into the pan so it looks about half the butter)
- 4oz Self Raising Flour (No need to sieve)
- 4oz Light Soft Brown Sugar (I have used dark brown and it works just as well)
- 4oz Porridge Oats
- 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger (I have also used Mixed Spice & cinnamon and they are nice too)
- 4 tablespoons Tap Water
- 4oz Butter
There were some delicious looking bakes entered into last week’s Bake of the Week.
Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins gave a brilliant play on words with her entry – A ‘Baton’Berg which was made to celebrate the tour of the Sports Relief Bloggers Baton. I nearly got my hands on this at Saturday synchro training in Sale – It left the building a mere 2 minutes before we arrived! Anyway, back to the cake – how fab is this?
Jenny from Mummy Mishaps is a lovely blogger that often comes up with excruciatingly tempting bakes. This week is no exception – I know a 3 year old that would love these Malt Loaf Chocolate Brownies!
And lastly, Sarah from Crew Cut and Newt gave us a tip for when a bake doesn’t go quite right (Happens all the time round my house!) – Serve it as a pud! With this Cherry coulis, I reckon it sounds divine.
Thanks loads to everyone who took part in this week’s Bake of the Week – The link is open for everyone to enter again now. Remember, it doesn’t have to be cake…bread, biscuits, tarts, flans all count. I Pin and tweet every entry and mention in the weekly roundup on a Monday evening. The linky is open until Monday morning 7th April.
Please display the badge to let everyone know that you have entered #Bakeoftheweek
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Have a great week everyone!
I’m also entering this Oaty Cookie recipe into Emily’s Recipe of the Week linky …
And once more, this recipe can be found over at Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesday linky