Stuck for something fun for kids to do, away from the screen? Try one of these 10 easy bakes for kids at home. Creating something delicious that can be enjoyed afterwards by the whole family not only boosting morale up but also teaches children new kitchen skills.
So make sure everyone has thoroughly washed their hands, throw on some cute kid aprons and it’s ready, steady bake!
1. Chocolate Crispy Cakes
If you have toddlers and babies to entertain at home, this extremely easy recipe is just about melting, mixing then cooling off. And amazingly they taste delicious at the end of it.
2. Rock Cakes
An oldie, but a goodie. Rock Cakes were promoted by the Ministry of Food during the Second World War, since they require fewer eggs and less sugar than ordinary cakes, an important savings in a time of strict rationing. In these times, this easy and scrumptious easy bake seems all too relevant.
3. Iced Fairy Cakes
Do any of your kids have a birthday coming up? This simple iced fairy cake recipe from Mary Berry uses store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 30 minutes.
4. Rolo Cookie Cups
Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo? We fear there may be some family feuds with these little beauties. Make sure to make enough to go around twice.
5. Rainbow Pizza
Along with proving plenty of veg, this pizza also has a quinoa base, which is easier and healthier than normal dough. In South America they have been eating Quinoa for thousands of years. It is one of the few plant foods that contains all of the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein making up around 20% of the body, so a super ingredient to bake with!
Ideal for lunchboxes, the oats in this flapjack recipe are a slow release energy food and so they will keep kids going on busy days. Though be warned they contain a fair amount of sugar, so should be eaten in moderation, as a treat.
7. Vegetable Savoury Muffins
Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their ‘five a day’? Bake up these yummy savoury muffins, which are packed full of colourful vegetables and perfect for lunchboxes. You can also customise the recipe to suite your little ones’ tastes.
8. Jam and Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
If you have kids who need a dairy- & gluten-free bake, these jam and coconut thumbprint cookies are great. This recipe can easily be made by children from four years old, with a little help.
9. Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread men are not just for Christmas! Little hands will love to decorate them with raisins, sultanas, Smarties or chocolate buttons.
10. Peanut Butter Squares
Any little nut-lovers will adore this easy bake. Kids will also love pushing down the base in the pan and bashing the biscuits, if you don’t have a food mixer.
So there you have it – 10 easy bakes for kids at home. And if you need some inspiration, make sure to take your children to one of these afternoon teas in London.
The post may contain affiliate links, which means that we may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. More info: Disclosure.