Dairy Free Valentines baking with Auntie Mo’s

I was recently asked if I would like to try a new range of dairy and egg free cookie and brownie mixes by a new business called Auntie Mo’s. We love to get our bake on so I gladly agreed.

Auntie Mo’s are a Sunderland based business who produce dairy and egg free cookie mixes , brownie mixes and pancake mixes which are also suitable for vegans. Maria (Auntie Mo) makes these mixes dairy free as her nephew Alex had a severe milk and egg allergy.

I was so excited about this as we find it really hard to find cookie or cake mixes that are dairy free for Frankie as she has cows milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. We were sent a lovely package with soft and gooey double chocolate brownie mix , chocolate chip cookie mix and oat and raisin cookie mix.

The packaging is so classy and perfect for a gift , you can either get a jar with the mix in which makes a fab gift ,  or the other option is a brown kraft pouch.

We decided to bake the mixes for Valentines day as a surprise for Daddy and so we could all have a taste of course.

Gooey double chocolate chip brownies –

                               

These were actually amazing , so easy to make too. We just had to mix 125ml water and 125ml of oil and whisk until it emulsified then add to the brownie mix and cook at 180 degrees for 25-30 mins. The house smelt so good whilst these were cooking.

So time was up ,  the brownies were cooled and they definitely got our seal of approval. They had a lovely gooey centre with a perfectly crisp top.  You would never think they didn’t contain dairy or eggs , they had a beautifully rich taste.  We all enjoyed these and what a treat they were.

     

Chocolate chip cookies / oat and raisin cookies

These were a massive hit with the ankle biters. It was the first time Frankie had ever tried a cookie. With her being cows milk protein allergic and lactose intolerant there are no cookies / mixes out there you can buy from the supermarket that she can actually have. Being a busy mum of two toddlers its fab to have the mixes already made up. Such a fantastic rainy day activity or when we just fancy treat to open the cupboard and have freshly baked cookies within 20 minutes.

Again super easy to make just add vegetable spread (we used Vitalite) and water and mix until it was emulsified. We then stired in the mix until it formed a dough . We used a table-spoon and scooped out balls of the mix on to greaseproof paper. We made sure we left a big enough gap between them to have room to grow as they cooked.

        

Within 15 minutes we had cookies. The ankle biters were so excited they could hardly wait for them to cool down! These definitely have our seal of approval. Frankie kept saying mmm delicious after every mouthful. James and I loved the oat and raisin and the tots loved the chocolate being the choco addicts they are, both mixes were equally yum. Now Frankie keeps asking me for “more cookies mummy”

            

The website has a wide variety of cookie and brownie mixes and have now introduced pancakes mixes which we will definitely be purchasing in time for pancake day. You can also find Aunite Mo’s on Facebook and Twitter. They are now our go to cookie mix fav’s.

I was sent these cookie and brownie mixes in return for an honest review , all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

Review: Plamil foods – dairy free chocolate products

I was recently sent a lovely package of dairy free chocolate from Plamil foods to review.  Such a fab variety including dairy free chocolate bunnies , strawberry flavour no added sugar chocolate , banana no added sugar chocolate , organic dairy free alternative to white chocolate and milk chocolate alternative 45% cocoa. All products were dairy free , nut free and vegan friendly. Frankie has cows milk protein allergy and is lactose
intolerant so these were perfect for her.
Dairy free chocolate bunnies
These were so cute for Easter. Frankie has never had a chocolate Easter  bunny as I’ve never been able to find one for her. She was so excited when she saw the bunny shaped chocolate , it tasted delicious too.  Plamil foods have a wide variety of Easter products on their website. I will definitely be purchasing some of these for Frankie’s dairy allergy and vegan friends for her birthday party bags which is around Easter time.
The fruit flavoured no added sugar chocolate – Banana and strawberry
These were really yummy and they are Frankie’s favourite fruits so she really enjoyed. You could actually taste the fruit flavour which was great. I liked that they had no added sugar too as some dairy free products can be high in sugar which puts me off giving them to Frankie. These would also be fab for my Dad who is diabetic for Fathers Day. Such a versatile product we are going to order some more from the website to make our Easter nest cakes to give them that extra special touch.
Milk chocolate alternative 45% cocoa
This really did have a lovely rich milk chocolate taste.  You could taste the quality and the fact that is was 45% cocoa. This would be fab for baking too I’m thinking of making a dairy free cheesecake with this.
Dairy free alternative to white chocolate
This was one of Frankie’s other favourites , its hard to find dairy free white chocolate they are usually milk chocolate alternative or dark chocolate.  This had a lovely creamy flavour and really did taste like white chocolate.
Overall the Plamil food products are fantastic and the variety is amazing as some dairy free brands only have a small selection. Plamil foods have so much choice on their website and really do have something to suit all needs. They are definitely our new favourite and we will be a regular visitor to their site.