15 Fun & Easy Kids' Cooking Recipes
Cooking with kids is not only fun and cheap, it’s great for giving them some life-skills, boosting their confidence, and even practicing some fine-motor skills. Even better, helping in the kitchen can entice even the fussiest of eaters to try something new and maybe add a new veg or two to their limited repertoire. Get the kids stuck in with these fun cooking activities for kids.
1. Prickly but tasty Hedgehog Rolls
There’s something delightful about being able to bake your own bread, and these friendly hedgehog rolls make a wonderful cooking activity for kids.
2. Delicious and Simple Tomato Spaghetti
Cook up a storm with this simple tomato spaghetti dish for kids. Get the little ones involved and you have a guaranteed winner on your hands.
3. Sumptuous Fairy Cakes
Who better to teach the next generation how to make these divinely sweet fairy cakes than Queen of Cakes herself, Mary Berry.
4. Taste-Tastic “I Can Cook” Thai Green Turkey Balls
If your child is a fan of CBeebies ‘I Can Cook’ then this is a great first recipe to get them broadening their horizons on the taste front. With a helping hand, your little one will be serving up the family menu in no time.
5. Snaffle Some Lunchbox Muffins
The boredom of another round of sarnies can be banished by getting the kids on board whisking up some delicious Lunchbox Muffins made with carrots and oats.
6. Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups
Puff pastry is a great edible plaything for kids. It’s very forgiving and no matter how messy it looks going into the oven, these Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups taste and smell delicious when they come out!
7. Zoom Around the Galaxy for Planet Cookies
Kids will love the rolling and cutting involved in making these space-themed planet cookies.
8. Healthy Mini Pizza Quiches
Kids need to achieve something impressive quickly when it comes to cooking, and these mini pizza quiches that use tortillas as the case are the healthy solution.
9. Energy-Boosting Flapjacks
Great for after-school snacks, or keeping the kids fuelled on days out, these flapjacks are one of the easiest first recipes to master.
10. Easy Pizza
If you’ve got a reluctant chef on your hands, mention the word ‘pizza’ and they’ll be in the kitchen in no time. This holiday pizza recipe is great for getting the kids involved and they'll love making their very own dough.
11. Rocky Road Crunch Bars
Nigella is known for her indulgent recipes, and this twist on rocky road is a perfect no-cook bake which will result in wonderful spoons for licking.
12. Gluten Free Carrot Cake
If you’ve got a child who needs to avoid gluten, there’s no need for them to miss out on the baking fun with this divine gluten free carrot cake.
13. Jam Tarts
Even the smallest of kitchen helpers can get involved with making some scrumptious jam tarts. Just make sure you let them cool before tiny tongues get burned.
14. Easy 2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge
Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or simply to show someone you care, a homemade edible gift is priceless. Get your kids in on the giving by helping them make this simple fudge recipe.
15. Wolf-Them-Down Chicken Wraps
Annabel Karmel knows a thing or two about feeding small children, and these create-your-own chicken wraps will help your little one to make healthy choices.
Whether you’re after something satisfying and savoury, or wonderfully sweet, enjoy the culinary journey with your child.
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