Baking is a really popular activity for most toddlers & young children and Caterpillar certainly loves it. We usually bake from scratch but if I’m just doing it as an activity to keep him entertained, rather than because we have a get together to bake for, we sometimes use a store-bought, packet mix for ease.
Typically, I find the results you get from these to be pretty awful and I do wonder what’s in the ingredients which is why I was really intrigued to find these nutritious packet mixes from Sweetpea Pantry. Many of the mixes are gluten-free and they all contain whole grains and no refined sugar. I’ll confess, I’m not exactly a healthfood enthusiast so I’m unlikely to make from scratch with flax seed or cacao, so to know that these kits contain all kinds of goodies like that has me polishing my Good Enough Mummy halo a little. So what are they like?
Super Oat Flapjack Mix with Quinoa & Flax
All you need to add to this recipe is melted butter (or coconut oil) and honey. The dry mix looked great, packed to the brim with different grains. Fun and easy for Caterpillar to help with, he loved getting stuck in pushing the mix into the tray.
Once cooked the consistency was a little too crumbly however the taste was really great and they were very filling.
Playful Pizza Dough Mix with Chia & Flax
Making pizza is one of Caterpillar’s favourite things to do in the kitchen and, weirdly, I find it’s a good way of getting extra veggies into him as he tends to eat peppers and sweetcorn by the handful when we’re putting toppings on (which isn’t always the case when they appear in his meals!).
All you need for this dough base is water and oil, and then of course your pizza toppings. The dough proved really well and got nice and light. Caterpillar loved kneading and rolling out the dough.
This was probably my personal favourite of the items we tried, the cooked pizza was delicious (although note that I did have to cook it a little longer than stated on the packet).
Chocolate Giggles Biscuit Mix with Barley & Raw Cacoa
I’ve never baked with cacoa before and was concerned that it wouldn’t provide enough chocolatey-ness and sweetness but these were actually really yummy. I love dark chocolate and they definitely reminded me of the really strong kind.
Slightly more effort required in the making of these but barely (okay, I had to whisk an egg white – can’t really complain about that). Again, Caterpillar loved getting involved, especially in cutting out the biscuits (butterfly shaped – what else?).
Plus, I couldn’t believe how many biscuits you could get out of this one packet. The box says 24-30 but we had over 40, and a decent thickness too. We cheated on the healthiness a little by adding some icing and chocolate drops.
Overall, I was really impressed with the quality of these Sweetpea Pantry packs. They are priced at £4.99 each which isn’t too bad when you consider how much you get out of them. We got three large pizza bases and well over the amount of biscuits and flapjacks stated on the packet.
Sweetpea Pantry are available at M&S, Ocado or you can buy direct online from www.sweetpeapantry.co.uk. Or you can enter the giveaway below because I have two mixes to give away to one lucky reader – Grainy Brainy Pancake Mix & Ginger Giggles Biscuit Mix.
Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for an honest review, words & opinions all my own.
70 comments on “Quick & Healthy Baking Projects From Sweetpea Pantry PLUS giveaway”
great for baking with the children and knowing the measurements are correct they will taste yummy at the end too 🙂
Oh these look great. I must admit I’m not really into packets it saves a lot of time this way #SharingtheBlogLove
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I’ve not tried baking with my little boy yet, but I think we’re just at the right age now to give it a try. i’ve not seen these before, but they sound lovely – pizza is a firm favourite with my son, so I think that should be our first try! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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I love these sets, my daughter and her friends find them so easy to follow.
Ooh, these sound fab! Thank you. I must try them. My little one is just getting to the right age to try baking with me. Fab. #Sharingthebloglove
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Me and the kids love baking together and these look great! x #sharingthebloglove
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These look fantastic. I think my nephews would love baking with these x
Fantastic mixes – they look scrummy …
These look great! My girls would love them
looks slush !
great ptize would love to win for my daughter x
These look yummy my daughter would love making these
brilliant mixes, and we all LOVE ginger here!
great fuss free way to bake with kids. My girls would be in their element
Would love to try these mixes. They look great.
These sound great.
Thanks for the great opportunity to win
These look like great fun, my nieces would absolutely love it
Me and the kids love baking together every weekend and school holidays
this will keep daisy busy
My niece loves baking we made butterfly cakes the other day
These look great and would encourage me to bake more.
Looks like loads of fun xxx
these look like fun to try my girls love cooking and baking
These look like lots of fun
I haven’t come across these before they sounds great for little ones. Alice loves to bake in the kitchen with me, its one of our favourite things to do together. I will have to look out for them next time we are in M&S. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x
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These look so much fun!!
These look fantastic! I would love to try!
these look like great fun xx
My grandsons love baking with me and these look like something they’d love to try
these look great and the end products will be great for packed lunches
Would love to win – great giveaway x
Great baking experience for families to enjoy
these look so yummy!
Thank you so much for this YUMMY giveaway!!
They look fab thank you so much for offer
Oh they look great, I love the branding. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
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Me too, gorgeous branding. Thanks for reading x
These sound fantastic! I love the names they’ve given them 🙂
I know – me too! V cute x
These look fabulous, so much fun to be had
So easy to use you cannot go wrong
Look very nice to eat.
These look yummy. My daughter would love making these.
These all sound lovely and like a real treat as well as an opportunity to try something different.
Hear look great sure these would be great fun x
These look great. Make a tasty treat
Scrummy, count me in 🙂
Fab treat and look so much fun. Its lovely getting the younger ones involved and making a day of learning and creating with the added fun of eating at the end x
These would be a great storecupboard stand-by but also a good way to try new ingredients without having to buy large quantities I wouldn’t maybe use up.
Yes exactly, that’s what I thought. Thanks for commenting 🙂
Fantastic mixes – they look great!
These look great and nice to see they don’t contain sugar which i’m especially carefull of with my son
I love baking, especially with the kids.
Love this idea, think my nephew would really love doing this
These look great packs. Never seen them before. My niece would love baking these with me!
These look fabulous – a great way to introduce kids to cookery
I love baking with my grandchildren so would love to win.
Great selection of baking goodies.
Look like great fun
Great prize – Hope to WIN
These look such great fun and we love baking
what a great giveaway me and my boys would love to win
This looks so fun. Kids will love it
These look like great fun! I find raw cacao does taste a little different to standard cocoa, but it’s no hardship trying both out!
Love selection. I never actually came accross this brand before.