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Easy recipes for kids that don't need (elusive) flour or eggs!

Updated: Jan 2, 2021

Easy recipes for kids

If you've run the gauntlet recently on an essential supermarket run, chances are you struck unlucky when it came to eggs and flour. Fear not: your lockdown 2.0 kitchen-based fun with the kiddos can still go ahead thanks to these 10 easy recipes that need not a whiff of egg nor a scrap of flour.

1. Lemon cheesecake

The discovery of this no-bake easy lemon cheesecake by Charlotte's Lively Kitchen (pictured above) has not only made self-isolating way easier, but it's made for a fun, tasty time in our own kitchen too. Warning: One slice will never, ever be enough.

2. Flourless chocolate chip cookies

easy recipes for kids
No flour, all taste. Photography: Chocolate Covered Katie

Turns out cookies can dough-tally pan out even without flour. We're loving these morsels of yumminess by Chocolate Covered Katie.

3. Golden syrup flapjacks

With just four ingredients, even with supplies running low, you'll still be able to whip up these delectable flapjacks using the BBC Good Food recipe. The gooier the better, we say!

4. Gluten free macarons

Easy recipes for kids
Nom, nom, nom!

Flour-free, egg-free, gluten-free, but definitely not taste-free, these tiny parcels of deliciousness are fun to make and very easy to eat. Use these instructions by The Spruce Eats.

5. Peanut butter fudge

There are few combinations tastier than peanut butter and fudge, so this easy eggless and flourless recipe by Allrecipes definitely hits the sweet spot.

6. Oatmeal energy balls

easy recipes for kids
Little balls of loveliness. Photography: WellPlated

Expend the kids' energy in the kitchen by getting them to whip up a batch of these oatmeal energy balls by WellPlated, and then replenish their energy levels by, well, feeding them to them.

7. Watermelon and kiwi ice lollies

Easy recipes for kids
Sneak some fruit into the kiddos! Photography: Tesco Real Food

We did a whole guide to ice lolly recipes in the summer, and although it might be more hot chocolate weather than ice pop weather, these mouthwatering ice lollies by Tesco Real Food are cool to make AND eat. Add a dash of rum to heat things up when it comes to a grown up version.

8. Caramel popcorn

easy recipes for kids
Popcorn at the ready! Photography: AllRecipes

Back over to Allrecipes for this pop-tastic caramel popcorn recipe. Warning: t's really rather addictive (but it is perfect for your next family movie night).

9. Avocado chocolate mousse

easy recipes for kids
Pots of choccie heaven. Photography: BBC Food

Sure, our kids *think* they don't like avocados, but when they're whizzed up with bananas, maple syrup, vanilla and chocolate, they'll soon change their minds. Try this scrumptious recipe by BBC Food.

10. Chocolate truffles

Easy recipes for kids
Easy to make and delish to eat. Photography: Sally's Baking Addiction

This recipe by Sally's Baking Addiction is a major dessert winner in our household, and the kids love making them as much as we love eating them! No eggs. No flour. No chance of them lasting long once they're made...

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Top image: Charlotte's Lively Kitchen

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