Since we moved house and now have a lovely kitchen with a brand new oven, I’ve really wanted to start baking with Eric. Back in our old place, we were limited to just a grill and hobs; yes, I know, it was horrible believe me! Lol. It was totally discouraging so we never did much baking. But since we moved in here and now have the new oven it’s been brilliant! But… I’m a complete novice to baking so starting slow and basic! I’ve only dabbled in it about 10 years ago when I went a little bit crazy over making cupcakes. Besides that, I know nothing! We’ve tried basic biscuits and muffins, which honestly, didn’t go too well… but I have my hopes up we’ll improve. 😀 10 Minute Super Easy Toddler Friendly Baking: Jus-Rol Vegan Cinnamon Twirls
Eric loves to get involved with baking and it’s an activity I think is fantastic for bonding together as a family. He loves to be instructed what to do, how to mix and what to pour in, then see the goodies coming to life in the oven. He always eats it, too! Usually with a very big smile on his face…
Whilst in Asda the other day I stumbled across these Jus-Rol Cinnamon Twirls. The box comes with everything you need, the pastry is all ready made for you making it very easy. We basically didn’t need to do much at all. This was perfect for Eric because he could nearly do it all by himself with little help. He was pretty chuffed about that!
10 Minute Super Easy Toddler Friendly Baking: Jus-Rol Vegan Cinnamon Twirls
Jus-Roll Cinnamon Swirls
The Jus-Rol Cinnamon Swirls are vegan, dairy-free and are 162kcal per portion. The took only 10 minutes to cook in our fan oven at 180 degrees, until golden brown, and were still a little squidgy inside which was perfect.
Making them is very simple. Inside the box is a little can which contains the pastry. You pull a tab to the left to unroll paper from the can, which slowly opens it up releasing the pastry inside. Eric got involved pretty much straight away with helping to open the box and getting the pastry out of the can.
Once we had the pastry on a chopping board, I divided in up into 6 portions. These portions are the swirls which will turn into delicious, hot, sweet pastries! To get Eric into it even more I let him put butter on the tray (we don’t have any baking paper!) and place the cinnamon swirls on the tray however he liked them.
Whilst they cooked in the oven, we made the icing sugar to top them with. The icing sugar comes provided in the box and you simply open it up, mix it in a bowl with some water. Eric did this all by himself, by the time he finished and helped me clean up the pastries were ready to come out of the oven.
He poured little drips of icing sugar onto each cinnamon swirl using a spoon. I was surprised how precise he was; great for motor skills! This took about 10 minutes, then they were pretty much ready to enjoy. Yummy!
I really liked this because it was SOOOO easy. Maybe a little “too” easy if you really like to bake your own treats, but with a toddler I think this is brilliant as they can do it with only a little help. Plus, who doesn’t love cinnamon twirls?! They’re delicious.
Do you have any easy toddler friendly baking recipes to recommend? I’d love to hear them! 🙂
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