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Kids in the Kitchen – Healthy Apple Cake

This post is sponsored by Western Star Butter There are occasions that I feel like cooking at the spur of the moment, however many of the recipes that I love to cook and the one below require butter at room temperature and I tend to keep my butter in the fridge (it get’s too soft here in […]

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  • Maree

    Your daughter is so lovely, I wish mine wanted to cook more I agree there are many benefits, will look through those recipes you suggested and will get them to make a few things these holidays.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Maree, she is beautiful. There are some great recipes on the site, hope you can find one that can enjoy cooking with your kids!ReplyCancel

  • Julie R

    Love this post Kat seeing how much your daughter is enjoying the independence you have given her in your kitchen. Mine have made smoothies and a delicious carrot cake so far these holidays.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are so many easy recipes available in the cyber world Julie, maybe a kids cookbook could make for a nice Christmas gift :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Just love your daughters smile, such a lovely young girl. Our 11 year old granddaughter makes us dinner once a week. Its great to see her excitement to choose a recipe and then prepare and cook it. We make a special effort to make her feel great and tell her that she did such a wonderful dinner. I wonder how long it will be until the novelty will wear off. One thing though you have to allow extra time for the meal to get to the table not quite as fast as me her oma. lolReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s right Yvonne, they are slower but they have so much fun. Yes, my daughter sits and wait ooh so patiently, like she is on My Kitchen Rules waiting to hear our verdict… always love it. Such a positive thing that she is enjoying cooking and baking in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

      • Yvonne

        We had our 6 year old grandson over so our 11 year old granddaughter both made a Banana Cake, with cream cheese icing. The only problem we need two bowls to lick out lol. one not content in having anything else, utensils etc. to lick. more washing up lol.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely Photos Katrina. Miss 11 looks right at home in the kitchen. The future of the organised housewife empire is in good hands. Love the cake stand too ;)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that cake stand is gorgeous Melissa, I borrowed it from a friend, was so reluctant to give it back LOL ;) Yes, she has been a wonderful help these school holidays while my assistant has been on holidays, it’s such a delight to see her grow and blossom.ReplyCancel

  • What a great school holiday activity, I think it’s great teaching kids about food and to show their creative side. She looks as proud as punch, I would be too if my cakes looked like that!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      She is so proud Tee, she loves cooking and baking, it’s her happy place.ReplyCancel

  • suman sidal

    Nice apple cake n very healthy.send
    More recipes.my kids n family enjoyed
    Thank u so much .

    Thank u.sumanReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Glad you enjoyed the Healthy Apple Cake.:)ReplyCancel

Raw fruit and nut slice

I gave my pantry a good clean out on the weekend and found some dried fruit and oatbran that I wanted to use up.  You know me, I am loving having some healthy balls and slice on hand so I created this little recipe.  If I had the patience on this day I would of […]

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  • Jaimee

    These sound really good, going to try making some of these for morning tea.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are very yummy, Jaimee! Hope you enjoy them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Hi Katrina!

    What a lovely, healthy recipe! Are you able to advise approximately how many pieces this recipe makes?

    Thanks so much!

    AmyReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh Amy, I can’t remember exactly and I didn’t slice them up equally but you could easily get 18 little piecesReplyCancel

Banana Honey Muffins

I always buy bananas on our weekly grocery shop, some weeks they are eaten up quickly, others they aren’t.  Usually I leave them as long as possible in the fruit bowl and then freeze them for future baking.  I got up early recently and popped a few bananas in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to […]

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  • Melanie

    These look delicious, great way to use up some bananas I have in the fruit bowl, off to make some now.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are so yummy, Melanie.:) And you are right perfect for using up those over ripe bananas!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    I like that you haven’t added extra sugar. only the honey and banana for sweetness.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thanks Mandy, i think that is enough sweetness. The honey is just the right amount.ReplyCancel

{RECIPE} Banana & maple syrup bread

Banana and maple syrup bread   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cake Serves: 10 Ingredients 125g butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 eggs 3 large bananas, mashed ¾ cup plain flour, sifted ¾ cup self raising flour, […]

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  • Mama's Style

    ooo this looks so good! i have some bananas that are getting squishy so tomorrow may be baking day ;-)ReplyCancel

Chocolate Slab Cake

I bake healthy snacks for my kids through the week, but occasionally I do like to treat them to something ooey, gooey and utterly yummy as a Friday after school treat. I found a recipe online for a Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing… I’ve never tried Chocolate Cream Cheese icing before, and must say, this […]

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  • How come we cant access recipes???

    Very disappointing and time wasting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Amanda the links are above. It’s not my recipe to be able to type it up and reshare it, but click on the links in the pink in the first paragraph and you will find the full recipes there.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Also, click on the images for each of the other recipes and it will take you directly to the recipe page for those items.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Thank you for sharing! I love your website and I don’t even have kids, but I am learning some awesome tips and tricks and so much creativity along the way :) keep it up!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Hannah, I am so pleased you are enjoying the website, this cake is so yummy, no kids means more for you!!ReplyCancel

Raw Chocolate & Coffee Bites

Recently I have been watching the food I have been snacking on.  I still have a few more kilo’s to lose to reach my goal so I am making sure I have something reasonably healthy in my fridge to satisfy my 4pm sweet craving. I am so excited to share with you this Raw Chocolate & […]

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  • Amanda White

    Made the choc coffee bites this afternoon…great healthy snack Katrina.
    Am thinking the mixture could also work great made into balls (might have to chill mixture in fridge first) and rolled in coconut.
    Thanks for sharing :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      ooh yum Amanda that sounds so good, great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, I made this today – it’s till in the fridge waiting to cut up.

    I worked out the nutrition value if anyone is interested
    – if cut into 20 pieces (each piece ~21g)

    386kJ, 92 calories, 2g protein, 5.3g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 8.2g carbs, 7.6g sugar, 15mg sodium.

    Thanks for the recipe – looking forward to trying it!

    Lindsey
    Accredited Practising DietitianReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oohh thanks Lindsey, thats very nice of you.ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    If I left out the coffe, would I need to make my other changes to the recipe, do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Bettina, they would taste just as good!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie Roos.

    Wow.ThanksReplyCancel

  • Ok, these look delicious (drooling) and easy. Need to shop for ingredients and will be making shortly! Hope they turn out as great as these.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes May they are very yummy, Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Holliday

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    What a great idea, Kelly!ReplyCancel

    • Kelly

      So i made it but its a crumbly mess, i can still save it. Just wondering. i left the coffee out as i’m making it for the kids, 1tbs of instant coffee was that liquid or powder?ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Oh no Kelly, I used coffee powder and really pressed it well into the container and left it in the fridge, sometimes I have left it all day before I slice it, perhaps you may need to leave it longer??ReplyCancel

        • Kelly Holliday

          will do, i’ve packed it harder and i’ll leave it 24hrs.ReplyCancel

          • Katrina

            Let me know how it turns out :)

          • kelly

            i must have done something wrong because its still way crumbly, or perhaps the walnuts were needed? i only used almonds (added extra to make up for no walnuts). Maybe i needed more dates. I think i’ll try again another day. But now i have quite a tasty crumble, i think i’ll make some banana ice cream and use it as a topping. :) thanks

  • Kim Fairfull

    Could you leave the dates outReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Kim the dates are a really important element of the bites, helps to combine it all together.ReplyCancel

  • Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

    I just made these, it’s still chilling but the crumbs were delicious! Got treats for the in-laws who are staying for the weekend sorted now thank you!ReplyCancel

  • House of Nicnax

    Oh yum! These look delicious! Raw food is something that really interests me. I’m not brave enough to try to make any thing too complicated, but these seem easy enough! And to be truthful – you had me at “coffee” ! I think i’ll make these this week! Thanks for the recipe!
    Nicole x
    http://www.houseofnicnax.blogspot.comReplyCancel

Nutella Croissant Pudding

Last weekend we purchased a few packets of croissants as they were on special at the local grocery store.  We had some yummy ham and cheese croissants for lunch, but we found we had a few left over and we didn’t want to leave them to waste.  Miss 9 came up with a fantastic idea… nutella croissant pudding. […]

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  • Julie Duff Briddon

    This looks delicious! Well done to your clever daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Collyer

    hmmmm looks yummyReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    Just got back from the grocery store. When I was there me and Miss 4 waited for anther mum and her daughter to move out of the way so we could get our croissants. Next minute, we bump into them again buying chocolate spread. We just winked at each other knowing we were both there because of you Katrina!
    Thanks for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    my goodness amazing!! Just made your fish curry pie the other night . so deliciousReplyCancel

  • Oh wow. I’ve made this before but not with nutella! Looks amazing.ReplyCancel

Apple and Oat Muffins

These muffins are delicious and reasonably healthy! Filled with wholemeal flour, oats and apples, you could even add in some sultanas if you wanted.  I was really pleased with the amount of batter this recipe made, 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffins, enough for the kids to have some for afternoon tea and freeze […]

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  • It’s great to serve the kids with healthy and nutritious snack. I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      My kids loved them next time I’ll add in some sultanas for something different too. Hope your family enjoy them :)ReplyCancel

  • Mariana

    Sounds yum, wondering if recipe would work with maple flavoured syrup (I don’t have any actual maple syrup in the pantry at the moment)?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I don’t see why not Mariana, it just make be a little sweeter than with the real syrup. Hope you enjoy.ReplyCancel

    • Sarah

      I just made them with green maple flavoured syrup and they were fantastic!ReplyCancel

      • Sarah

        *green’sReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        That’s great to hear that it can be used too Sarah, thank you for sharing, so pleased you enjoyed them!ReplyCancel

      • Mariana

        Thanks for letting me (and everyone else) know Sarah ;)ReplyCancel

  • Niamh Burns

    Any chance you could put up the recipes in grams or lbs and oz????? Please!!ReplyCancel

Chocolate Muffins

Can never go past a good chocolate muffin {RECIPE} Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 2¼ cups self-raising flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar ¾ cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup vegetable oil ⅔ cup milk […]

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  • How fabulous! Love muffins sooo much, definitely making some of these this weekend!

    I have an Old Country Roses setting too- love your taste! XReplyCancel

Coconut Ice Yoghurt Cake

Last week I suggested to my youngest that I will make the kids a cake for an after school treat, her request was coconut and pink icing.  Yum, I am going through a coconut phase at the moment, love anything coconutty!! The kids absolutely loved this cake, the cake itself was really nice and light with a […]

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  • Smaggle

    This looks amazing! I love your coconut obsession. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Savvy Spice

    This looks so delicious!! I love Ice Cream cakes and coconut too because it’s such a light nice flavor especially in the summer!

    xoDale
    http://www.savvysleepers.comReplyCancel

  • Rachel Keyte

    Considering there’s raw egg in the icing, how long do you think this cake would keep? Or would it need refrigerating?ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Clancy

    This was yummy but took over an hour to cook at 160 (fan-forced). I would do it at 180 next time, and then it would probably be the 40-45mins. I used berry yoghurt too, was delicious!ReplyCancel

  • OMG I love coconut ice! It was one of my favourite school fete treats :DReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      love food that brings back childhood memories!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina, I love the sound of this recipe, I think I will make this with my little ones tomorrow. They keep asking for cake. I am the same as you and love coconut.ReplyCancel

  • Alina Milczarek

    Looks nice will make it todayReplyCancel

Apple Crumble Muffins

 A very easy muffin recipe, great afternoon treat or snack for the kids lunchbox Apple Crumble Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Muffins, lunchbox Ingredients Muffins 1½ cups self raising flour ½ cup vegetable oil 1 egg ¾ cup caster sugar […]

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Chocolate Rough Slice

I can’t seem to get enough of anything chocolate and coconut… I like it when this slice has a nice soft base, not too crunchy, yum!! Chocolate Rough Slice   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: slice Serves: 24 Ingredients Base 1 cup […]

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