Healthy baking made easy


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I was recently asked by the lovely people at Sweetpea Pantry if I’d review some of their healthy baking mixes. And, as someone who is always on the look out for something sweet, tasty, but oh-so much better for you (not to mention a lover of anything biscuit-based), I soon got to baking.

Well, when I say baking what I really mean is a few easy steps before being able to sit down, with a cuppa, and a plate full of biscuits.

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Sweetpea Pantry create really healthy and delicious mixes, everything from pizza dough and pancakes to flapjacks and biscuits, with no refined sugars and 100% natural ingredients. If you have kids then I imagine that these are the ideal treat – no crazy sugar high and you don’t feel bad for feeding them biscuits when you want five minutes peace.

I tried the Ginger Giggles biscuit mix which is packed full of good stuff like flaxseed, wholegrain rye, and barely.

It was really simple to do, all you need to add to the mix is:

  • An egg white (local and free-range, of course)
  • Butter (or you can use a non-dairy alternative)
  • Honey

To make the biscuits you need to follow these steps:

  1. Prepare

Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. At this point, whenever I’m baking, I line my tray with greaseproof baking paper so I don’t end up covering half my kitchen in flour as I fight with the a roll of brown paper.

Then you need to melt the butter and honey together. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until it’s frothy.

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2. Mix

Mix all the ingredients together, along with the Sweetpea Ginger Giggles mix, and stir it until it combines. You should be left with a dough to knead that’s a lovely rich brown colour. Simply roll this into a ball and leave it to cool. I wrapped mine in cling film and popped it in the fridge for a while (I’m pretty pants at rolling pastry).

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3. Bake

Finally, grab some flour, dust your worktop and roll out the dough to around 3-5mm thick and cut it into biscuits. I used a round cutter to make proper-looking biscuits. If I had kids I’m sure they’d be made into actual gingerbread men but the husband prefers a manly biscuit rather than a novelty looking one.

Then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes – my oven is not the greatest as it gets very hot, very quickly, so my biscuits only took around 6 minutes to bake.

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And there you have it, yummy and healthy ginger bread biscuits. It’s nice to sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit (or two) and know that it’s not packed full of rubbish and sugar. A lovely, little healthy treat.

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P.S. The husband is an absolute biscuit fiend so they didn’t last very long.

 

 

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