Easy baking recipes for kids
Our top fun and easy baking recipes for toddlers & kids. With quick, no-bake and healthy recipes there are lots of ideas for getting kids in the kitchen.
If you’ve never baked with your kids or are just looking for something simple, then these easy baking recipes for toddlers and kids are a great place to start. We’ve got lots of recipes on the site to suit all occasions and level, but here you’ll find our really easy baking recipes for toddlers and kids. From simple biscuit recipes for kids to try themselves to easy bakes and puddings that toddlers can help you to make, there should be something here for even the youngest, newest baker!
These recipes are a great place to start if you’re stuck at home on a rainy day or are looking for activities for homeschooling children or preschoolers.
I’ve separated our top recipes into sections depending on what you’re looking for:
Easy bakes with few ingredients that are really quick to make
No bake treats with no ovens for tiny chefs
Fun bakes with lots for your kids to decorate
Healthy bakes with less or no sugar
Easy traybakes for kids
Alternatively, If savoury recipes are more your thing, we’ve also got lots of easy lunch and dinner recipes your keen little chef can help with.
Before you start, if you’ve not baked with toddlers or children before read some of our top tips for making it less stressful and more fun!
Children can have short attention spans, so I find the best, quickest recipes for toddlers have very few ingredients. The less you have to measure out the fewer opportunities there are for mess! All the recipes below have 5 ingredients or less.
With only 3 ingredients, fork biscuits are one of the easiest things you can bake, so are the perfect thing for getting children busy in the kitchen. With no eggs or rolling or cutting, they’re one of the quickest bakes we have.
Easy cheese scones are a great, simple bake for children. With only a few ingredients they don’t take long and are delicious straight from the oven.
These puff pastry cheese twists or cheese straws make a great snack or party nibble or appetizer and are so simple to make yourself. If you use ready rolled pastry these can be ready on the table in no time.
These Scottish rock buns are a tasty and easy bake that kids will love. My Granny always seemed to have a batch of rock buns on the go at her house so I was happy to introduce them to our kids!
This recipe for apple pinwheels combines apple cinnamon and puff pastry to make the perfect autumnal snack. And if you use ready-rolled puff pastry (we always do) you and your kids can have it ready in no time.
These melt in the mouth chocolate biscuits are so simple. With only 4 ingredients, they are the best, easy chocolate biscuits to bake with little kids.
This is a tasty twist on regular rocky road and the perfect treat for any mint lovers.
Chocolate rice krispies are one of the easiest no bake treats you can make with little kids. Simply mix in chocolate to the rice crispies, decorate and leave to set. Easy!
These scary monster cookies use some googly eyes to turn a simple cookie recipe into something really fun that kids will love. They’re perfect for Halloween and any other time of year you fancy some fun and colourful baking.
Delicious savoury muffins, perfect for kid’s lunchboxes, picnics or served warm from the oven. They’re quick and easy to make, just add your favourite vegetables and enjoy!
Easy baking recipes for kids: traybakes
Traybakes are the perfect easy bake for kids as you typically just mix the ingredients together before adding the mix to a baking tin. There’s no rolling or cutting involved and no need for any special cake tin.
Chocolate flapjacks are the perfect, easy bake for kids and great for cake sales. Using storecupboard ingredients they are the ultimate comfort food.
Chocolate brownies are super easy for kids as you just measure everything into one bowl and mix it together! These springtime brownies takes our usual chocolate brownie recipe and make it a bit more special by adding pretty flowers made from Smarties.
An easy iced lemon slice. All the ingredients get mixed in one bowl which makes it a really simple bake for little kids to try.
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