Pinwheels are one of our favourite things to make at the moment, as the options are almost endless. We love pizza pinwheels, as you can load them with vegetables and Avery can feed them to herself. But when it comes to something sweet, these chocolate and banana pinwheels get a big thumbs up.
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If you have ever been a student, got kids, or just have a sweet tooth, then chances are you have found yourself spoon-deep in a jar of chocolate spread before. No judgement – we have all been there. Whilst there is nothing wrong with indulging in a few spoonfuls of chocolate spread every now and then, what about if you could have all that delicious flavour, but with less sugar? 83% less sugar to be exact. Well, you can with Jim Jams.
Jim Jams succeeded in their mission to create a Chocolate Spread that tasted fantastic yet contained a lot less sugar. As parents, there is always a worry that our kids are eating too much sugar and as parents themselves, the creators of Jim Jams had the same concern – which is why they created Jim Jams chocolate spread when they saw a gap in the market.
Did you know? 1 jar of the leading chocolate spread has 57 cubes of sugar! Woah! Seeing as that same leading brand promotes itself as a breakfast option, that’s a lot of sugar to be starting the day with.
Jim Jams don’t use sugar in their chocolate spread, so not only is it lower in calories, but it is kinder to teeth as well. Music to my ears as a parent of a kid that seems to have inherited their Dad’s sweet tooth *eye roll*.
The great thing about Jim Jams is, it can be used in the exact same way other chocolate spreads. Put it in sandwiches, on top of pancakes or waffles, in hot chocolate, or make these delicious pinwheels which have the added bonus of having some banana in them too.
You can buy Jim Jams from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Ocado, Holland and Barrett, Whole Foods and Booths. Whilst you are stocking up on some of their Hazelnut or Milk Chocolate Spread, why not pick up some of their no added sugar jams and marmalades? We love the blackcurrant jam on our Sunday morning waffles.
If you are planning on doing some baking this Christmas, then make sure these are on your list. You can keep the chocolate spread as the key ingredient and then mix up the other flavours. Not keen on banana? Why not make them a little festive with some cranberries or mash up some strawberries to add instead?
Chocolate and Banana Pinwheels
These chocolate and banana pinwheels are easy to bake with kids. They use a lighter chocolate spread, so less sugar, but all the taste.
- 1 packet of ready rolled puff pastry
- 6 heaped tbsp of Jim Jams Chocolate Spread
- 2 small bananas mashed
- 1 egg beaten
Roll the pastry out and spread the chocolate spread over it.
Add the banana and spread on top.
Gently roll up the pastry until you have a log. Some of the banana might come out, but that's okay.
Slice the log in to 12 pieces and put on a lined baking sheet. Brush a little egg on top of each and put in a preheated over at 190C for 20 minutes until browned.
Leave to cool before serving.
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