If you have never really cooked with your little ones before and are looking for something simple, then these recipes are a good place to start. From easy biscuit recipes for kids to try, or simple bakes and puddings they can help with, there should be something here for even the youngest little chefs!
Strawberry ice lollies
Now that the weather is getting warmer, these are a really simple thing your kids could help you with in the kitchen. There are only 3 ingredients (although you could add any other fruit you want), so they’re a great place to get your kids started.
This is one of the first things we ever cooked together. If you’ve got a food processor, it’s really quick to do, but if you don’t it gives you a chance to get your hands a little messy which is always fun!
Jammy heart biscuits
This a nice, easy biscuit, just like a jammy dodger with only a few ingredients and lots of fun steps for small kids to help with.
If you search for easy, child-friendly baking ideas, then these almost always come up. There’s a reason for that – there are only 3 ingredients, no eggs or cutters, so no big messes in your kitchen!
My kids love making any type of bread if it involves getting to knead the dough and these are no exception. It gives your kids a chance to get their hands dirty and you can make them into any shape you want. And apart from the proving time, they are pretty quick to make.
Chocolate chip cookies
These are the most delicious cookies I have ever made and they’re easy enough for the kids to help with. You can make them more fun by putting some smarties on top before you put them in the oven.
My kids love making this as it involves bashing biscuits to make the base! The topping is really simple to make as well and it’s no bake so really easy for even littlest chefs in the kitchen.
When I want something simple to bake with the kids I like recipes that just mix everything together in one bowl. This is one of those with the added bonus of being really tasty!
We make banana bread any time we have too many bananas in our house (which is relatively often!) This recipe is a new one for us but has lots of fun things for kids to help with like mashing bananas and using the mixer.
This is another easy, no bake recipe which involves bashing biscuits – what’s not to like!