Satay Sauce for Kids

  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 2m
  • Cook Time : 8m
  • Ready In : 10m

Satay sauce needn’t have extra added sugar and salt and when you make it yourself can be a simple and delicious option for kids. I wanted a sauce that took no time to make and was versatile enough to use in many different ways. So far I have used it as a dipping sauce for our Crispy Tofu Balls, and it’s absolutely delicious with fresh chicken skewers – no other additives needed. Harry quite literally licks the plate clean.

Nutrition Note: Why do we suggest you use ‘pure’ 100% peanut butter in your cooking? Peanut butter that is made purely from crushed peanuts is the best choice. With no additives or preservatives your children can enjoy a natural product free from the nasties. Many store bought peanut butter brands have a high sugar and salt content, so read nutrition labels carefully, there are now many pure peanut butters now available in most supermarkets.

Tip: store bought asian sauces are very high in salt, so it’s a good idea to stick to the small amount (or less) of sauce listed in the recipe and best not to give it to babies under 12 months.

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  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy pure peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup water


Step 1

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-low. Add garlic and sauté for one minute. -

Step 2

Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour into the saucepan, bring to a gentle simmer and stir. -

Step 3

Once you have a lovely sauce consistency, remove from heat and serve. Add more water if required. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Jolie on January 6, 2014

    Yum! Huge hit with everyone 🙂

  2. posted by Beverley on March 1, 2014

    Hi, isn’t adding soya sauce equivalent to added salt? I am confused as to how the two are any differently with regards to salt content. Thanks.

    • posted by Chef on July 12, 2014

      yep. adding soy is adding salt and adding honey is adding sugar. depending on the brand of sweet chilli sauce you are also adding msg (if you care).

      I do feed this kind of food to my son but I am very light on the soy and dont add honey or sweet chilli. But i certainly wouldn’t pretend it doesnt have salt etc if I was handing this recipe out.

  3. posted by Maree on March 7, 2014

    So good – I don’t know who loves it more – the kids or me!

    • posted by Allie on March 12, 2014

      I hear you Maree. What do you have yours with? Ax

  4. posted by Jody on December 2, 2014

    Could you freeze this in ice cube trays and pull it out when your having chicken breast as a sauce for the toddler?

    • posted by Allie on December 5, 2014

      I think this would work? Ax

  5. posted by Tracey on December 16, 2014

    The sauce always turns out very runny not thick like in the picture. Any ideas?

    • posted by Allie on December 16, 2014

      Could you leave it on the stove a little longer? Mine always thickens really quickly. Or reduce the amount of water? Ax

  6. posted by Jenai on February 12, 2015

    This is a wonderful recipe- so easy and delicious. I meant to rate it a 5, but I didn’t do it right I’m sorry! Definitely deserves a 5 rating though!

  7. posted by Lara donovan on May 2, 2015

    I was wondering what could be substituted for honey in babies under 1? Looking at this as a family recipe but my youngest son is 10 months old.

    • posted by Allie on May 6, 2015

      It may be too salty for your babe, you can just roll in warm pure peanut butter 🙂 but generally I use maple syrup in replace for honey when baking/cooking for my baby. Ax


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