5 Simple Baking Recipes for Kids: Fun in the Kitchen!
Baking is a wonderful activity that helps kids develop creativity, motor skills, and a love for food. To make it easier for you and your little ones, we've compiled five delicious, kid-friendly recipes that are both simple and scrumptious. Get ready for a fun-filled baking adventure with your kids!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 225g unsalted butter
- 200g granulated sugar
- 200g brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 335g all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 300g chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well.
Stir in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
Using a tablespoon, drop rounded cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack before serving.
- 175g self-raising flour
- 175g unsalted butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cases.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Sift in the flour and gently fold into the mixture. Add the milk and mix until combined.
Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases, filling them about two-thirds full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack before decorating them with frosting, sprinkles, or your child's favorite toppings.
Cheese and Ham Muffins
- 225g self-raising flour
- 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
- 100g cooked ham, diced
- 2 large eggs
- 200ml milk
- 100ml vegetable oil
- A pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
In a bowl, combine the flour, grated cheese, diced ham, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil until well blended.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
Spoon the batter into the paper cases, filling them about three-quarters full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins have risen and are golden brown.
Allow the muffins to cool slightly before enjoying them warm or at room temperature.
- 8 slices of white bread
- 60g unsalted butter, softened
- Assorted colored sprinkles
Spread a thin layer of softened butter over each slice of bread, covering the entire surface.
Sprinkle the colored sprinkles generously over the buttered bread, making sure they stick.
Using a sharp knife, cut each slice of bread into four triangles or any desired shape.
Serve and enjoy these cheerful, colorful treats that kids adore at parties or playdates!
- 250g plain flour
- 150g granulated sugar
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 115g unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 120ml milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease or line a loaf tin with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda.
In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, mashed bananas, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, ensuring not to overmix.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top.
Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into
Have fun baking and don’t forget to supervise kids at all times when using knives and hot appliances.