These easy recipes for kids to make are a great way to get kids in the kitchen cooking and baking with you!
Cooking with kids is so fun and a great way to spend special time with kids. Its also a really great way to teach them life skills, confidences, and valuable life lessons.
Cooking and baking with kids is such a fun and rewarding experience! Not only does it supply amazing 1:1 time with children, but it also helps them be more curious and interested in trying the food they help you make.
Below you will find very simple recipes that are perfect for small sous chefs to help you with! These are grouped by ages, and each recipe gives specific tasks that kids of different ages can do.
PERFECT FOR AGES: Toddler and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: Kids can help measure all the ingredients, mix the dough, and shape the rolls.
This Viking Bread Recipe is an easy but hearty and delicious yeast free quick bread that is the perfect side dish to almost any meal. Simple enough that it is the perfect bread to bake with kids in the kitchen!
PERFECT FOR AGES: Toddler and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: Your little sous chef can help measure and mix all the ingredients, create the dough, help shape the dough (and use their little fingers to create all the fun indent marks!), and add the toppings.
This quick focaccia is the perfect bread to serve alongside soups, pastas, and more. Tender, with great flavor and a crispy bottom, this quick focaccia recipe is everything you want it to be.
PERFECT FOR AGES: Toddler and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: Get help rinsing the black beans, measuring the ingredients, and adding everything to the food processor. Also make sure you get help pushing that “on” button!
This brownie batter dip is an amazing, decadent dip recipe that will have your kids begging for more! But this is more than just a great tasting snack – easy black bean dip is a great healthy snack!
PERFECT FOR AGES: Elementary and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: This is a great recipe for learning to prepare produce! Have your helpers pick which veggies to use, wash, dry, and slice everything, grate the cheese, crack the eggs, and whisk the eggs with the milk!
These Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins are a quick and easy breakfast for busy mornings. A healthy breakfast kids and adults alike will love!
PERFECT FOR AGES: Elementary and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: Have your helpers measure all the ingredients, slice the bananas, add the ingredients to the pan, stir, scoop the ice cream and serve the dessert.
This easy bananas foster recipe is a simple and quick dessert that is perfect for families to enjoy together. Sauteed bananas are drenched in a gooey sauce of caramelized sugar and spices, sprinkled with walnuts and then served over vanilla ice cream. Bananas foster without rum is kid friendly and ready in 10 minutes.
PERFECT FOR AGES: Elementary and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: This is a great recipe for cracking eggs, learning to whisk liquids, using a knife, and creating a fun streusel topping!
This decadent yet easy French Toast Bake is a lovely way to breakfast on a special holiday or any day you want a special treat. It’s custardy, filled with cinnamon and toasted pecans, and a gorgeously easy recipe.
PERFECT FOR AGES: Elementary and up HOW KIDS CAN HELP: Kids can help measure and mix the dough, grate the cheese, knead the dough, use cookie cutters to cut the dough, spoon in the jam, and seal the turnovers together!
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Jenni, a resident of Des Moines, Iowa, shares her home with her amazing husband, three girls, two Golden Retrievers, two black cats, and two horses. She is the visionary behind The Gingered Whisk, the author of "Adventures in Meal Planning", and kids cooking instructor. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. Jenni's profound dedication lies in the art of crafting delectable weeknight meals brimming with flavor, conquering the challenges of picky eating, and instilling the invaluable skill of cooking in children. Learn more about her at her about me page.