If your little one likes spending time in the kitchen, there’s no better way to encourage them than by baking together. Start your budding Barefoot Contessa off with these easy recipes that don’t require much more than measuring and mixing. Keep reading for our kid-approved crash course in baking 101.
Banana Mini Muffins
If you’ve got a few bananas that are past their prime, these banana mini muffins are the perfect way to use them. Kids can help mash up the bananas and mix the batter, and you can bake them up in a mini muffin tin or a regular one. Click here to get the recipe.
Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Frank’s Apple Pie
If your kiddo’s ready to move on to more involved recipes, you’ve got to try this classic apple pie. They’ll get to roll out the crust, mix up the apple filling and ooh and ahh, as their creation bakes. Click here to get the recipe.
A quick bread is a great way to introduce kids to baking because it's so easy to make and hard to mess up. Zucchini makes this bread extra moist, and it’s a great way to get some extra veggies into your diet. Get the recipe by clicking here.
Candy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Give your chocolate chip cookies a colorful twist with this fun recipe. You can add peppermint bark during the holidays, Reese’s Pieces at Halloween and pastel M&Ms at Easter. To get the recipe, click here.
Simple & Moist Banana Bread
Hazelnut-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
If your mini sous chef is ready to move on from basic chocolate chip cookies, then this is the recipe for you. These gems are stuffed with hazelnut spread and topped off with a sprinkling of sea salt. Grab the recipe by clicking here.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
These tasty muffins will make a great breakfast, snack or even dessert. Since they’re made with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, applesauce and oats, they’re a great way to get your littles excited about eating well. Click here to get the recipe.
Quadruple Chocolate Cupcakes
What’s better than chocolate? More chocolate packed in a grain and gluten-free cupcake! This paleo recipe is super tasty and works great if you’ve got gluten sensitivities in your family. To get the recipe, click here.
Chunky Monkey Cookies
Easiest Blueberry Muffins
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Basic Sugar Cookies
Make sugar cookies a holiday tradition in your family with this fantastic recipe. Kids will get to help out from start to finish, including (of course) decorating the cookies with frosting and sprinkles. Click here to get the recipe.
Chunky Apple Muffins
These apple muffins are super delicious and easy to make, too. As long as you chop up the apples, the little ones should be able to take care of the rest of the steps (mainly just mixing everything together). To get the recipe, click here.
Snickerdoodles are a holiday classic, and they’re simple enough for the kids to make themselves. You don’t need a mixer, you don’t have to refrigerate the dough, and the end result is absolutely delicious with a chewy, soft inside. Click here to get the recipe.
Good news: you can enjoy all the delicious flavors of donuts without the hassle of deep frying (or driving to the donut shop). These muffins are dipped in butter after baking, then rolled in cinnamon sugar. Get all the details by clicking here.
Strawberry Apple Crisp
This strawberry apple crisp is as easy as pie! You’ll probably have to lend a hand with the chopping, but the kids can take the reins for mixing and spreading the crisp topping. To grab the recipe, click here.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Your little ones will love making these yummy chocolate crinkle cookies. Just mix up the dough, let it chill overnight, then roll the dough balls in plenty of powdered sugar. Click here to get the recipe.