This post is sponsored by Sipahh.
Kids parties and sugar are like the best friends in the back corner of the classroom causing chaos and distracting all the other kids in the class. You need a little bit to break up the day but too much and all of a sudden you’ve got 30 kids joining in the chaos and all control is lost.
Sipahh flavoured milk straws contain less than ½ teaspoon of sugar per straw and come in 13 delicious flavours making them perfect for kids’ parties. But you can’t feed the kids on milk alone. That’s why I’ve come up with these two tasty low sugar recipes for your next kids’ party.
These are such a moist and yummy cake. The chocolate is very delicate so if you prefer more of a choc hit, increase the amount of cacao or add in some dark choc chips. Yum!
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cacao powder
2 bananas, mashed
1 cup milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
60g butter, melted
1 banana, sliced (optional)
Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare a 12 cup muffin/cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Combine the flour, baking powder and cacao in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, egg, maple syrup, butter and mashed banana.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Don’t over stir the mixture or it will make your cakes tough. As a guide, 10-12 stirs should be enough.
Use a spoon to put the mixture into the prepared cupcake cases. Add a slice of banana to the top of each cake before putting them in the oven (optional). Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
If you aren’t using the banana slices on top, you can alternatively cover the cakes with icing but this will increase the sugar content.
Makes about 30
These little fruit jellies are a little fiddly to make but require very little time. You will need some chocolate moulds to make them – buy these at Kmart or kitchen stores.
2 cups chopped watermelon
2 apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp grass-fed beef gelatin
Juice the apple and watermelon. If you have a juicer you can use this. If you don’t have a juicer, a high powered blender will be sufficient but you will need to strain the mixture to remove the pulp.
Place the juice into a small saucepan over low heat. Gradually pour the gelatin into the saucepan, whisking the whole time to avoid any lumps. Keep whisking for about 30 seconds to one minute, but don’t allow the mixture to reach a boil.
If you have any small lumps of gelatin in your mixture, strain it through a sieve to remove the lumps.
Pop the chocolate moulds onto a tray (this will make it easier to transfer to the fridge) and carefully pour the fruit mixture into the moulds.
Transfer to the fridge and leave for about an hour to set. When the jellies are firm to touch, carefully pop them out of the moulds. Keep stored in the fridge.
Looking for other ideas to serve?
- Popcorn (the air popped raw variety) is tasty and healthy and great for take home treat bags
- Make a fruit and veggie platter – bright and colourful and so good for the kids!
- Sausage rolls are always a winner – the mixture can easily be made ahead to save time on party day
- Finger sandwiches – cut them into fun shapes to make them look even more appealing
What are your favourite low sugar treats for the kids?
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