My kids love getting involved when it comes to cooking meals and I find it also means they’ll try more things if they’ve actually made it themselves. It’s so important that children learn where their food comes from and how to cook from scratch. So many people don’t know how to cook basic meals its scary! Here are some fab easy recipes that kids can cook too.
Toad In The Hole
Beth from Twinderelmo has shared with me this fab recipe for a simple Toad In The Hole dish which I bet kids love, mine certainly do! The ingredients are very simple cupboard staples too so you don’t need to go off trying to find some fancy ingredients in the shop that no-ones ever heard of. Always a bonus. Here’s her recipe: https://twinderelmo.co.uk/simplerecipes-toadinthehole
Chunchy Cocoa Chia Brownies
Sarah who blogs at Arthur Wears has great fun making these crunchy cocoa chia brownies with her kids. You will need a food processor for this recipe but it doesn’t need to be a fancy one. Here’s her recipe: https://www.arthurwears.com/2016/11/crunchy-cocoa-chia-brownies-gluten-nut.html
Veggie Spaghetti Chilli
Victoria from Lylia Rose made a lovely veggie spaghetti chilli with her 4 year old daughter. You could also have this with a jacket potato. Here’s their recipe: https://www.lyliarose.com/blog/read_168969/cooking-with-a-four-year-old-veggie-spaghetti-chilli.html
One Pot Fruity Buns
Sarah from Boo, Roo and Tigger Too has suggested these fab one pot fruity buns. The recipe comes from the Mumsnet recipe book ‘Top Bananas!’. To me these are a type of cake rather than a bun but maybe it depends on what part of the country your from as to what you call them?! Anyhow, here’s the recipe: https://www.boorooandtiggertoo.com/top-bananas-the-best-ever-family-recipes-from-mumsnet
Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles
Kate from The Less-Refined Mind has a really simple recipe for these dairy-free chocolate truffles. They look delicious, in fact I can guarantee they wouldn’t last 5 minutes in my house! Luckily the recipe is for around 35-40 truffles. The kids will love making these and then decorating them with sprinkles. Here’s the recipe: https://www.refinedprose.com/dairy-free-chocolate-truffles
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
We love making our own chicken nuggets. In fact the kids have got so good at this now I don’t even need to help them. I just stand back and supervise (and deal with the oven of course). All you need to do is cut up a couple of chicken breasts into whatever size nuggets you want. Whisk up an egg in a bowl to dip them in, then dip them in a second bowl full of breadcrumbs. You can add some seasoning to the breadcrumbs too if you’d like a little flavour. Simple. Pop them on a baking tray in the oven and your done. Easy peasy. We have these in chicken wraps with salad and cheese.
Breakfast Cereal Cakes
Niki from Play & Learn Every Day has this brilliant recipe for breakfast cereal cakes. They are so simple to make and the kids will loves getting stuck in. The cakes are ideal snacks for on the go which is perfect for us! You can see the recipe here: http://www.playlearneveryday.com/2015/05/breakfast-cereal-cakes.html
Cody had cooking lessons with Mrs Bun The Baker as a toddler so we have a copy of her fab book which is full of brilliant recipes for kids (if you’re interested you can buy a copy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/636885603/baking-with-mrs-bun-the-baker-revised ). I do highly recommend her classes if you’re in Oxfordshire (I’m not in any way linked with Mrs Bun, this is just a genuine recommendation). She teaches tots all the way to teens so has something for everyone. During the current Corona virus pandemic she is doing online classes which you can take part in for a small fee. Check out her Facebook page for more details.
If you have any recipes you’d like to share that your kids enjoy making, let us know!