Exposing your lil one to the art of baking is more than just a bonding experience, it is an opportunity to teach every day skills like counting, measuring, healthy ingredients and following instructions. Unfortunately, the time needed to create such edible treats and many a mama's distaste for all of the processed ingredients in store-bought mixes, makes baking days a rare occurrence in some households. But, leave it to one family to help another.
Kids Central Kitchen makes a wide variety of whole grain baking mixes that are delicious, nutritious and kid friendly. With seven mixes to choose from, including their original Propeller Energy Bar ($6), the company has created bagged goodies without trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors, favors or preservatives. Each mix simply requires a few household ingredients like yogurt or applesauce, a little mixing and time in the oven before brownies, cookies and breads are ready to eat. The Oregon-based family run company also sells the mixes paired with kid-sized baking utensils for unique gifts and party favors, perfect for your lil chef's next party.