3 Spooky Bakes To Make With Kids That Are – Shhh! – Healthy

Amy Packham
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Half-term is upon us, which means your kids will tell you they’re bored approximately 27 times a day – and ask you what else there is to do.

So, seeing as Halloween is around the corner (and trick or treating is basically off the cards this year), why not head into the kitchen to get baking?

We’ve got three recipes from Little Cooks Co, a monthly subscription-based recipe kit posted through the letterbox for to kids. The best bit about it? These recipes are actually super healthy, too.

They’re designed by a registered nutritionist, and use whole natural ingredients. From puking pumpkin pies to devil cakes, they certainly sound interesting.

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Puking Pumpkin Apple Pies

Prep: 30 minutes I Cook: 18-20 minutes I Serves: 9 pies

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Little CooksCo

Ingredients:

For the pastry:

90g buckwheat flour

80g brown rice flour

70g ground almonds

50g tapioca flour

2 tbsp milled flaxseeds

4g cinnamon

1 egg

100g melted butter or 75g coconut oil

40 ml cold water

Eggwash = 1 egg whisked with 1 tsp water

For the filling:

150g pumpkin, peeled and grated

1 small apple (approx. 100g), grated (no need to peel)

1 orange, juiced

40 ml water

60g honey/maple syrup

Method:

1. Make the pastry by whisking the dry ingredients and egg together in a mixing bowl. Add the melted coconut oil/butter, and mix in the water a bit at time until the pastry comes together into a dough. Pop in the fridge to chill and firm up while you make the filling

2. Next, grate the pumpkin and apple and add it to a small saucepan with the orange juice, water and honey/maple syrup and cook for 10-15 minutes until soft and mashable. Transfer to a small plate and pop in the fridge to cool and then blend or mash (with a potato masher) until smooth.

3. Preheat the oven to 180c (non fan assisted) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take the pastry out of the fridge and cut it in...

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