Doughtally easy recipes to bake with kids
Because hanging out with the small people in the kitchen teaching them a life skill is definitely a goode idea, we've put together a guide on our fave easy recipes to bake with kids. Oh, and to keep it real, most of these pics are of our own baking attempts, which might not be the prettiest of baked goods ever, but they sure were tasty!
Chocolate chip cookies
We are big fans of this easy peasy chocolate chip cookie recipe by Joy Food Sunshine and we especially love that the instructions include lots of troubleshooting tips to ensure your end-bake is always 100% delish.
Okay, so funfetti pancakes might not be the healthiest brekkie option in the world, but if they help set us up for a fun weekend breakfast, then we're on board. Try this recipe by Taste and Tell for pancake perfection. We've also got a while guide dedicated to pancake recipes so take a look at that too.
You can't beat a bog-standard vanilla cup cake when it comes to easy recipes to bake with kids. We use this one by BBC Good Food. Hot tip: We sometimes chuck in some hot chocolate powder and/or chocolate chips to shake things up with.
Honey baked bananas
These sweet treats by Hungry Healthy Happy really hit the 'must have a snack and must have it now' spot.
Put those overripe bananas to good use by whipping up a super tasty and easy to make banana bread. Hot tip: we sometimes add crumbled Wispa Bars to our version of this All Recipes recipe. We're crazy like that.
We've been making cheese biscuits as a go-to easy recipe for years here at London for Kidz HQ, including these ones that Mr 8 recently ensured were properly socially distanced... Get the recipe lowdown from Sainsbury's. Hot tip: The kids love these as a lunchbox addition.
Tackling a Victoria sponge may feel a little daunting, but thanks to this straightforward recipe by Olive Magazine, you'll feel as proud as we did when we turned out this little beauty recently. It's not perfect looking, but it was perfectly tasty!
Pizza tortilla cups
Pizza cups make for a tortilla-y delish and quick lunchtime baking session, and the kids love picking their own toppings (although our own kids are very predictable and go for ham and cheese every single time!). Try this recipe by Tablespoon, and see if you can persuade your kids to be a little more adventurous with their toppings than ours are!
Courgette and cheddar frittata
We had been cunningly sneaking courgette into our kids' diets for years with this little number, but they've caught on now that they help us to make it using this recipe by Once Upon a Chef. Luckily, they love it enough not to complain about its green content. Hot tip: we often use crumbled feta cheese instead of cheddar (or even as well as if we're feeling decadent).
Vegan apple and cinnamon muffins
Whether you're a full time vegan, giving Veganuary a go, or plain ol' fancy a tasty muffin recipe that happens to be vegan, these apple and cinnamon muffins by My Kids Lick the Bowl are sure to be a big family hit.
Cheese and marmite swirls
Our go-to for a quick baking session that always results in a tummy-filling snack is this recipe for cheese and marmite swirls by Baking Mad. Hot tip: Not a Marmite fan? Ditch it and add some ham or pepperoni to your cheese instead.
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