This list consists of over 25 baking with kids recipes. Have you ever searched Pinterest for recipes for kids to make? A ton of adorable recipes show up and you get super excited about all the cute, inviting foods you are planning to make with your kids. Did you notice that most of those recipes are RIDICULOUSLY cute and have tons of intracate pieces and steps. In fact the more you look at those adorable meals, the more you realize that your kid cannot infact make their own PopTart nor is it realitic for them to slice a bunch of fruit into an ocean scene.
This list is a list of recipes that your child can actually cook with you or maybe even independently. The results may not be Pinterest perfect but they will be delicious.
Before you grab a few recipes to try with your kids, check out some of my favorite tips for having kids in the kitchen.
Baking with Kids Recipes
Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Rolls – This Bliss Life These are 100% kid friendly as they use pre-made canned cinnamon rolls.
Banana Pancakes – Kitchen Frau The griddle is a great way to introduce heat for the first time.
Oatmeal Cookies – Cooking Journey Blog These look like cookies, but the ingredients are definetly breakfast worthy.
Campfire Breadsticks – Vegan on Board Bread can be intimidating, but it is actually very simple. This can even be made while camping.
Naan Flatbread Pizza – XOXO Erin Smith DIY pizza is always a hit
Quesadillas – High Chair Chronicles Quesadillas are always a childhood favorite and kids are defintetly capable of assemblying them. Older kids can even try cooking them.
Chicken Salad – Babaganosh Chicken salad sounds ambitious but this one only requires mixing 3 ingredients.
Cheese Buns – Pomagranate Mom These cheese filled puffed pastries sound amazing. Store bough pastry dough is a favorite ingredient when baking with kids.
Pizza Muffins – Saving Talents Pizza bites can easily allow you to customized each bite with the toppings of their choice.
Cereal Bars – Kitchen Frau Cheerios and peanut butter are a garunteed win in my book. This recipe uses heat on stove top but you can easily put those ingredient in the microwave like you would for Rice Krispie Treats.
Strawberry Banana Bread – Fun Learning Life If you try this recipe with young kids or kids who are new to the kitchen, I recommend you practice mes in place. You can learn more about mes in place in this blog post.
Salsa – Simply Full of Delight Your kids can 100% make this delicious salsa
Monster Cookie Bites – Artsy Fartsy Mama This is a delicous twist on a protein bite that your kids will love. No baking involved just mixing and scooping.
Pretzels in a Bag – Housing a Forest Bread in a bag/Homemde bread is a favorite of mine so I am thrilled to try pretzels in a bag.
Chocolate Pretzel Bites – Sandbox Academy This is one of my favorite recipes for cooking with kids casue it hardly counts as cooking, this is a kid’s recipe that is mostly assembly.
Mini Reese’s Pie – Well If She Can Do It These no bake pies require mixing and pouring, even our youngest bakers can help.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – Well If She Can Do It While this recipe is “from scratch” it is definitely simple enough for your kids to make.
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies – Savor + Savy Cake mix cookies have always been a favorite of mine and I always love using boxed mixes as a starting point when baking with kids.
Ice Cream In a Bag – The Denver Housewife The kids always love the novelty of making ice cream in a bag.
Mini Cherry Pies – Life Begins with Dessert Holy freaking cuteness, these mini pies are adorable, your kids will love them and it uses all store-bought ingredients.
Chocolate Dipped Treats – Growing Play Your kids will love these chocolate dipped crackers and marshamallows.
White Chocolate Rice Cereal – Simplify Create Inspire This is a cross between Rice Krispie Treats and Muddy Buddies. Your kids will practice mixing, scooping, and pouring with this recipe.
Cupcake Puppy Chow – Artsy Fartsy Mama Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow is one of my favorites, this is a cake batter spin on that classic. This is a great recipe to introcuce your kids to cooking without a mix.
Chocolate Dipped Animal Crackers – The Art Kit Blog These are exactly what they sounds like and perfectly simple to make with very little effort.
Baking with kids is a fun way to connect and teach our kids valuable skills. Finding the right recipes to get started is a important step so that cooking with your kids is managable instead of making you sweat. Let me know in the comments any other recipes you have tried successfully with your kids.