7 Easy Recipes to Bake With Kids

Keeping kids entertained and engaged indoors can be a challenge. Luckily most enjoy getting messy in the kitchen, so why not embrace the chaos and enlist an apprentice baker with one of these easy recipes both you and your kids will love.  

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

A classic flavour combination that’s always a winner with kids, these Apple Cinnamon Muffins from baking genius Emma at Better With Cake are a great no-fail healthy snack to have on-hand. Slathered in a delicious maple almond butter icing, even big kids will want to sneak one after the littles have gone off to bed.

Berry Chia Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Baking thumbprint cookies is almost a right of passage as a child, and these healthy ones from Life of Goodness are just as fun and just as delicious as the traditional version. Made with an almond meal base and a homemade berry chia jam, they’re gluten free, vegan, and full of goodness.  

Almond Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mummy Mya Ana knows how to whip up a delectable recipe the kids are guaranteed to enjoy. These chunky cookies are perfect for letting those little hands do all (ok, most) of the work, with a throw-everything-in-and-roll-into-balls recipe, they’re fast, fun, and full of flavour. A winning combination when it comes to keeping brains engaged and tummies full. 


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Delicious Banana & Walnut Bread

With just 5 simple steps (including putting the tray in the oven) this nutrient dense banana bread from our favourite Healthy Hustler is great for letting the kids take charge. Be sure to throw in the crushed walnuts and chia seeds for an even healthier bread that’s packed with good fats and other key nutrients essential for brain development. 

Turkishly Delightful Chocolate Bark

This Turkishly ‘Delightful’ Chocolate Bark has to be the most enticing way to convince your minis to enjoy a healthier treat, especially when they have a hand in making it. The chocolate will keep them happy while the raw nuts and dried fruit will satisfy your desire to keep it nutritious. 

Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut Bars

These Healthy Chocolate, Almond and Coconut Bars from Well Nourished taste amazing, and most importantly, have a host of health benefits. Sub out the almonds for hazelnuts to create a ‘nutella’ like flavour no one will be able to resist. We love the ease of this decadent slice, making it super simple for kids to get involved.

Chocolate Hazelnut Scrolls

If the best part of baking for your child is getting elbow deep in whatever they’re creating, this recipe is for them. The dough is super simple to make and they’ll love kneading and rolling it out. The hard part will be keeping the chocolate spread in the scrolls and out of little mouths.

Sarah Vercoe

Article by Sarah Vercoe

Sarah is a freelance writer and award-winning photographer with a special interest in health, travel, and fitness. Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, she can be found hiking the trails of Noosa National Park, or, more likely, chasing after her one year old daughter, Illyana.

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