21 Healthy And Easy Baking Recipes For Kids

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Holiday season and forever hungry kids!

Pretty common, right? If it is the holiday season, kids expect you to make cookies, cupcakes, and what not! As annoying as it may be, they are hungry for yummy treats and snacks all day. And, you end up spending more time than you’d like in the kitchen.

Well, you don’t have to. Kids love one thing more than eating cookies or cakes. And that is baking with you!

Children, young and small, love to cook, and want to be a part of something that their parents do. MomJunction has gathered some of the easiest baking recipes for kids that you can try during the holidays.

Note: Do not let children aged below ten years handle the oven or the stove on their own. If the use of cooking or electrical appliances is involved, adult supervision is recommended.

Chocolate Baking Recipes

Chocolate is like “manna” for kids (and adults too). So let us start with one of the special children baking recipes that have this magical ingredient in them.

1. Very Chocolatey Cake

Very Chocolatey Cake

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The very chocolatey cake is a simple chocolate cake recipe that you can make with your kids. Here’s a step by step baking recipe you can teach your kid, and guess what, you might just be in for a surprise on your birthday, or mothers’ day (hmm, high hopes?) !

You will need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 200g extra soft butter
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 100g chocolate drops
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the icing:

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 300g soft butter
  • 200g melted chocolate

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, break the three eggs and remove any pieces of shell.
  3. Put the sugar, butter, baking powder, and cocoa powder, and sift in the flour. Mix them well using a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir in the chocolate drops.
  5. Pour the mixture equally into two baking tins and smooth it using a wooden spoon.
  6. Set the oven for 20-25 minutes and let the cake bake.
  7. Meanwhile, in a smaller bowl, beat the soft butter and icing sugar. You can help your kid fold the chocolate into this mix.
  8. Take out the baked cakes and let it cool for five minutes.
  9. On one cake, apply the chocolate icing and place the other cake on it, making a sandwich.
  10. Dust it with some icing sugar, and the very chocolatey cake is ready!

Preparation time: 35min
Cooking time: 25min
Servings: 6
Nutritional value: Calories –235, carbohydrates –22g, protein –2g, fat –16g

[ Read: Chocolate Recipes For Kids ]

2. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

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The name makes it sound like a complicated cake to bake. But it is one of the simple baking recipes for kids, as we will be using a ready-to-use cake/bread mix in this recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 pack Quick Bread Mix Chocolate Chips (get one with a separate swirl mix)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups water

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the quick bread mix, water, peanut butter, and eggs. Use a wooden spoon to whisk the mixture. Let your kid take his or her time to do this, but don’t let them use the electric beater yet.
  3. Grease a 25cm tube pan and pour three cups of the batter into it.
  4. Sprinkle one pack of the swirl mix over the batter and pour the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle the remaining swirl mix on it.
  5. Set the timer to 65 to 70 minutes or until the cake is baked (test with a toothpick).
  6. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes, before serving it with tea or milk.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 70min
Servings: 24
Nutritional value: Calories –622, carbohydrates –75g, protein –11g, fat –31g, cholesterol –65mg

3. Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake

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Baking a zebra cake is fun, but needs effort too. Younger kids may find the complete process a bit overwhelming, which makes this a recipe to try with your preteen or teenager.

You will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups condensed or carnation milk

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, mix sugar and butter using an electric mixer. Add the eggs to this fluffy mixture (your kids can beat the eggs), vanilla extract, and almond extract. Let your child use a wooden spoon to beat or whisk this batter.
  3. In another bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Add half of this mixture into the butter mix, and stir it thoroughly.
  4. Add the condensed milk and the remaining flour and mix them well. Use a wooden spoon to beat it into a smooth batter, without lumps.
  5. Divide the batter in half. In one-half, stir in the cocoa and mix it well.
  6. Grease a tube pan (23cm) and put three tablespoons of the vanilla batter into it. Let it spread.
  7. Now drop three tablespoons of the mixed cocoa batter on top of the vanilla batter and let it spread.
  8. Continue alternating the vanilla and cocoa batter into the pan until there is no more batter left. You can let your kids try this step.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes in the oven and let it cool for ten minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 30min
Cooking time: 40min
Servings: 10
Nutritional value: Calories –307, carbohydrates –44.9g, protein –7.5g, fat –10.8g, cholesterol – 63mg

[ Read: Cake Pops Recipes For Kids ]

4. Banana Bread With Chocolate Chunks

Banana Bread With Chocolate Chunks

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A healthy and tasty bread that you and your kids can make at home, in just one hour. Try it!

You will need:

  • 1 ½ cups nutritional flour blend
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) canola oil
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped dark (70%) chocolate

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit.
  2. Ask your kids to peel and mash the bananas using a potato masher. You could also use a fork.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the bananas with the yogurt and baking soda. Set it aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract and mix well, using a wooden spoon.
  5. In another large bowl, sift the flour (kids can do this) and baking powder. Mix well.
  6. Add the mashed banana mix and the oil mix to the dry ingredients and stir well.
  7. Quickly stir in the chocolate to the mix. Make sure that the batter is smooth, without any pieces of chocolate or dry lumps.
  8. Grease a loaf pan and spoon the batter into it.
  9. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Let it cool for ten minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 50min
Servings: 16 Slices
Nutritional value: Calories –242, carbohydrates –35.8g, protein –3.4g, fat –10.4g, cholesterol – 51mg

5. Iced Fairy Cakes

Iced Fairy Cakes

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Kids love cupcakes: they are small, sweet, and have frosting too! So if you want to learn how to bake a cupcake for kids, with kids, then this recipe is for you.

You will need:

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For icing:

  • 200g soft butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • food coloring, marshmallows, and sprinkles for decoration

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar and butter and whisk it with a wooden spoon.
  3. Sift the flour into the butter mix.
  4. In another bowl, break the eggs and add the vanilla extract. Beat the egg mix and add the flour, sugar, and butter mix to it.
  5. Grease a cupcake tray, add cupcake liners to the bun holes and spoon equal amounts of the cupcake mix into them. Bake them for 20 minutes.
  6. For the icing, add sugar and butter in a bowl and whisk into a frothy mix. Put it in an icing bag.
  7. Decorate the baked cupcakes with the frosting, sprinkles, and marshmallows, and serve.

Preparation time: 40min
Cooking time: 20min
Servings: 12
Nutritional value: Calories –331, carbohydrates –39g, protein –2g, fat –22g

Easy Desserts That Kids Can Bake

How many times have you used the phrase “eat your greens or you won’t get dessert?” Kids love sweets, at least most of them do. And now, they can learn to bake themselves a sweet treat or two with a little help from you. Keep reading for mouth-watering yummy desserts for kids to bake.

[ Read: Dessert Recipes For Kids ]

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Chocolate and peanut butter is an awe-yummy combination! Chocolate peanut butter cups can be made easily by kids aged eight and above. However, there is not much baking to do here.

You will need:

  • 1 pack chocolate chips (11.5 oz)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
    ¼ teaspoon salt

How to make:

  1. Prepare the muffin tray by lining them with cupcake liners.
  2. Put half the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for two minutes.
  3. Spoon the melted chocolate into the muffin cups, filling them halfway.
  4. Put the muffin tray in the refrigerator and let the cups cool.
  5. In a bowl, add the peanut butter, sugar, and salt, and mix with a spoon.
  6. Remove the chocolate cups and top them with the peanut butter mix.
  7. Melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave and pour it over the peanut butter cups and let it cool before serving.

Preparation time: 2hr
Servings: 12
Nutritional value: Calories –290, carbohydrates –25.5g, protein –7.2g, fat –19.8g, cholesterol – 9mg

7. Toffee Apple Cake

Toffee Apple Cake

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Toffee apples are one thing. But toffee apple cake is yummy-licious! This is a cool baking experiment you can try with your pre-teens.

You will need:

  • 1 large apple
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 2 soft toffees
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit. Prepare a loaf tin by greasing it with some sunflower oil.
  2. Peel the apple and remove the core. Grate the apple into a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, break the egg and remove any broken shells that fall into it. Add the grated apple and vanilla extract and mix them well.
  4. Stir in the flour and sugar and mix them well to get a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the bread mix into the tin and push the three toffees into the mix, from the top.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until baked completely.
  7. Let it cool, and cut it into slices before serving.

[ Read: Egg Recipes For Kids ]

Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 40min
Servings: 8 slices
Nutritional value: Calories –145, carbohydrates –21g, protein –2g, fat –6g

8. Easy Iced Buns

Easy Iced Buns

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Iced buns are very easy to make. So much so, you can actually try this as one of the fun baking ideas for toddlers.

You will need:

  • 500g white bread mix
  • 1 egg
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 250g icing sugar
  • Sprinkles and food coloring, if you want

How to make:

  1. Mix the sugar and flour in a food processor or mixer. Add a quarter liter water and the egg to this and blend again until you get a soft dough.
  2. Knead the dough on a flat, clean surface (let your toddler do that) for five to ten minutes. Leave the kneaded dough in an oiled bowl, covered with foil, for one hour.
  3. Knock the dough hard with your fist and divide it into 20 pieces. Let the kids mold each piece like a sausage.
  4. Oil a baking tray and put the dough pieces in it. Bake for ten minutes at 350ºFahrenheit. Let them cool for five minutes.
  5. Prepare the icing: add the icing sugar in a bowl and add some lukewarm water, enough to make it stiff, but not separable. You can add food coloring if you like.
  6. Dip the buns in the icing and top with sprinkles.

Preparation time: 30min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 20
Nutritional value: Calories –183, carbohydrates –42g, protein –4g, fat –1g

Bake Cookies With Kids

Cookies are perhaps the easy things to bake at home. Our compilation of cookies will help you bake with your kids and keep them busy during the holidays.

9. Thumbprint Cookies with Fruit Jam

Thumbprint Cookies with Fruit Jam

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Thumbprint cookies are easy to make. Try making them with your younger kids – it’s one of the fun baking ideas for kids.

You will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cups fruit flavored jam

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300ºFahrenheit.
  2. Grease the cookie sheet and keep it aside.
  3. Break the eggs and separate the whites. Add the yolk to butter or margarine and sugar to make the cream.
  4. Add flour, salt, and vanilla to the butter mix and make a smooth dough.
  5. Make small balls of the dough, roll them in the egg white, and then in crushed/chopped walnuts.
  6. Line the dough balls on the cookie sheet and bake for around five minutes.
  7. Take the tray out, make a dent on top of each cookie using the thumb and fill it with the fruit jam.
  8. Bake for another eight minutes. The thumbprint cookies are ready.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 12
Nutritional value: Calories –195, carbohydrates –25g, protein –2.1g, fat –9.8g, cholesterol –36mg

10. Medal Cookies

Medal Cookies

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How can you make the reward system fun at home? With medal-cookies, of course!

You will need:

  • 350g all-purpose flour
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 140g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For icing:

  • 1kg ready to roll icing
  • Icing sugar
  • Food coloring, sprinkles, and ribbons (optional)

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Ask your kid to line up two baking trays with parchments.
  2. In the meantime, melt butter, golden syrup, and sugar in a saucepan. Stir in the vanilla extract before removing it from heat. Let this cool for at least ten minutes.
  3. In another bowl, sift the flour and add baking soda. To this, add the melted butter mix and egg and mix well, to get a smooth dough.
  4. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes, to firm it up.
  5. On a flat, hard surface, roll out the dough into a 5mm thick sheet. Use a cookie cutter to trim the sheet, to get around 15 cookies.
  6. Use a pencil or a pointed knife to make a hole at the top of each cookie. Place the cookies on the tray and bake for 12 minutes.
  7. For decorating the cookies, roll the icing and cut out circles, a little smaller than the cookies. Use a knife or a toothpick to decorate it with the rank, any emblems, etc.

Preparation time: 35min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 15
Nutritional value: Calories –418, carbohydrates –82g, protein –3g, fat –8g

11. Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies

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Coconut cookies are one of the healthy baking recipes for kids and tasty too. Make them at home with your kids in less than an hour.

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, add the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until you make a smooth mixture. Add the vanilla extract and beat in the egg until the mixture becomes fluffy.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture and then the coconut. Mix them properly.
  5. Spoon the batter into 36 equal rounds on the cookie sheet, three inches apart.
  6. Bake for ten minutes.

Preparation time: 40min
Cooking time: 10min
Servings: 36
Nutritional value: Calories –75, carbohydrates –10.5g, protein –0.7g, fat –3.5g, cholesterol –12mg

12. M&M Cookies

M&M Cookies

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M&M cookies are one of the quick treats to bake and a great idea for a kid’s party. Get your child to help you, and you can make it in less than an hour.

You will need:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pack M&M
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How to make:

  1. Mix the eggs, shortening, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat the mixture thoroughly and stir in the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Add three-fourth of the M&Ms to the batter and mix again.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet and drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter in it, two inches apart.
  4. Push a few candies on top of the cookies, slowly.
  5. Bake for nine to 11 minutes at 350ºFahrenheit.

Preparation time: 30min
Cooking time: 11min
Servings: 72
Nutritional value: Calories –82, carbohydrates –10.8g, protein –0.8g, fat –3.9g, cholesterol – 6mg

13. Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

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Rainbow cookies are a variation of thumbprint cookies. These colorful cookies are one of the easy- to-bake recipes for kids with a few ingredients.

You will need:

  • 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g sprinkles
  • 250g softened butter
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit. Line up two baking trays with baking sheets.
  2. In a bowl, combine the butter, brown, and white sugars, and vanilla using an electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time while you whisk the mix.
  3. Stir in the flour to the butter mixture, add in the baking powder and mix using a wooden spoon. The mix should be stiff but not separable on its own.
  4. Make small dough balls, with a spoonful of dough, and place them on the baking sheet, two inches apart.
  5. Top with the sprinkles, generously.
  6. Bake for five minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown.

Preparation time: 25min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 48
Nutritional value: Calories –488, carbohydrates –16g, protein –1.40g, fat –5.3g, cholesterol –21mg

Breakfast And Teatime Snacks

You can bake more than just cookies and cakes. In fact, baking is a healthier option compared to cooking on a stove. So here are a few healthy breakfast and snacks you can bake with your kids.

[ Read: Cookie Recipes For Kids ]

14. Easy Fluffy Scones

Easy Fluffy Scones

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Scones go well with tea and coffee. Without either, they make excellent after-school snacks for kids. With a little help from your little ones, you can make these tasty, fluffy scones right at home.

You will need:

  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 85g cold butter cubes
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150g yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 420ºFahrenheit. Put a baking sheet in the tray.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a food processor jar and pulse once. Add in the butter and mix until the butter melts completely. Add the sugar and pulse once.
  3. Pour the batter into a large bowl and make a hole/well in the center.
  4. In a microwave-safe container, combine the milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Microwave for a minute.
  5. Pour the vanilla mix into the well and mix it into the flour mixture using a kitchen fork.
  6. Sprinkle some flour on a hard, flat surface and put the dough on it. Use floured hands to fold the dough a couple of times to make it smooth.
  7. Flatten the dough to a one-and-a-half inch thick sheet. Dip a 7cm cutter into the flour and cut out four rounds from the dough sheet. Mix up the remaining dough and spread it again like a sheet. Repeat the steps with the cutter to make rounds until the entire dough is used up.
  8. Brush the tops of the doughs with the egg and milk mixture.
  9. Sprinkle some flour (generously!) on the baking sheet and place the rounds.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes and serve warm.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 12min
Servings: 9
Nutritional value: Calories –233, carbohydrates –36g, protein –5g, fat –9g

15. Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

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Pizza for breakfast? Not a healthy option! Or is it? Find out with this recipe!

You will need:

  • 1 pack frozen crescent rolls (8)
  • 1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • A pinch of black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºFahrenheit.
  2. Unroll the crescent roll dough into triangles. Grease a 10×15 inch baking pan and place the dough triangles in a circle, with the pointy ends in the center.
  3. Sprinkle the hash browns and mozzarella cheese on top of these triangles.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and black pepper. Pour this mixture over the hash brown and cheese mixture. Top it with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Roll the wider end of the rolls to make the crust. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the eggs cook and the cheese melts as expected.

Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 30min
Servings: 8
Nutritional value: Calories –216, carbohydrates –15.6g, protein –10.5g, fat –13.1g, cholesterol – 127mg

16. Berry Oven Pancakes

Berry Oven Pancakes

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Pancakes are easy to make but not as healthy as you’d want them to be for your kids. But what if we told you that pancakes could be healthy too?

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup condensed or carnation milk
  • 2 tablespoons granular sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 4 cups mixed berries
  • Ground nutmeg, a pinch

[ Read: High Protein Breakfast Ideas For Kids ]

How to make:

  1. Spread butter inside two pie plates that can be used inside the oven.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425ºFahrenheit.
  3. In an electric mixer, blend the condensed milk, lemon zest, and eggs. Pulse it once and add the flour, sugar, and salt. Blend it into a batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the pie plates and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Once done, top the pancakes with the berries, and sift the icing sugar on top.
  6. Sprinkle a little nutmeg and berry healthy pancakes are ready.

Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 20min
Servings: 8
Nutritional value: Calories –276, carbohydrates –25.3g, protein –8.3g, fat –16.4g, cholesterol – 192mg

Baking Pizzas and More

Want to try more of these baking recipes with your kids? Keep reading, and you’ll discover some really delicious baked savories you can make at home with kids.

17. Funny Face Pizzas

Funny Face Pizzas

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A great idea for a party with the kids – these pizzas are tasty and well, have a funny face!

You will need:

  • 2 whole wheat muffins (large)
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar
  • 2 large green olives, cut into 8 round slices
  • ½ carrot peeled, coarsely grated
  • ½ red capsicum cut into thin strips

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit.
  2. Split the muffin in half, horizontally. Spread the tomato paste on the cut sides.
  3. Sprinkle with cheddar. To decorate, use two olive slices as eyes. Above that, spread the grated carrot for hair.
  4. Use the thin, red capsicum slices for the mouth.
  5. Bake it for five to seven minutes.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 7min
Servings: 4
Nutritional value: Calories –575, carbohydrates –18g, protein –7g, fat –4.5g

[ Read: Bread Recipes For Kids ]

18. Easy Peasy Pizza Crust

Easy Peasy Pizza Crust

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We make baking pizza a child’s play. Really!

You will need:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • a teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven 450ºFahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, add sugar and dry yeast. Add warm water to it and mix till the ingredients dissolve. Reserve for ten minutes.
  3. Stir in the salt, flour, and oil into this creamy mix. Combine well and let it stay for five minutes.
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured flat surface and knead it into a soft ball. Roll the dough into a round pizza base.
  5. Grease a pan with some oil and place the pizza base on it. Add your choice of toppings, including mozzarella cheese, tomato puree, olives, onions, tomatoes, etc.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pizza is done – it should be golden brown.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 20min
Servings: 8
Nutritional value: Calories –189, carbohydrates –31.9g, protein –5.5g, fat –4.1g, cholesterol –0mg

19. Ham & Mushroom Pizza

Ham & Mushroom Pizza

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Now that your kids know How to make the pizza crust, here is a delicious pizza your kids can make in your absence. Bonus: this pizza does not have any fructose!

You will need:

Ingredients for pizza base – refer to recipe #18.

  • 100g mozzarella cheese, sliced into squares or rounds
  • 50g fresh brown mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 100g smoked ham, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, torn or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºFahrenheit.
  2. Make the pizza base as explained in recipe #18.
  3. Grease a round pizza pan and put the base in it.
  4. Top the base with ham, mushrooms, and torn basil. Spread the cheese rounds evenly over the toppings. Drizzle a little olive oil on it.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Or until the edges have turned golden brown and the cheese has melted into the toppings.
  6. Remove the pizza and drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  7. Garnish with basil leaves and serve.

Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 25min
Servings: 4
Nutritional value: Calories –1847, carbohydrates –50g, protein –12g, fat –21g, cholesterol – 31mg

20. Mince Pies

Mince Pies

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Who is going to get the mince pies ready for Santa dear during Christmas? Your kids, of course! Here is an easy baked mince pies recipe you can teach them during the holidays.

You will need:

  • 1 jar mincemeat
  • 2 satsuma (segmented)
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 apple, chopped finely
  • Icing sugar for dusting

For pastry:

  • 375g all-purpose flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 260g softened butter, unsalted
  • 2 eggs

How to make:

  1. In a bowl, add the mincemeat, apple, lemon zest, and satsumas.
  2. Heat the oven to 425ºFahrenheit.
  3. For the pastry, combine butter and flour in a bowl and mix until you get a crumb-like mixture. Add one egg and sugar to the buttered flour and mix again. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface and mix it well. Wrap it in a foil and let it chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes.
  4. Roll the dough into a 3mm sheet and use a 10cm cookie cutter to make rounds from it. Mark 15 such bases. With the remaining dough, cut 16 7cm rounds for covering the fillings.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the other egg for glazing the pies. Grease a pie tray and place the 10cm rounds in it.
  6. Take a spoonful of the minced meat mix and put in the center of each pie base. Brush the edges of the pie with the beaten egg.
  7. Roll the pastry into cups and place the 7cm rounds on top and seal the edges.
  8. Glaze the pastries with the remaining egg and sprinkle a little sugar on them.
  9. Make a small cut in the top round of the pies.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Preparation time: 45min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 16
Nutritional value: Calories –319, carbohydrates –44g, protein –4g, fat –16g

[ Read: Pizza Recipes For Kids ]

21. Mac & Cheese Muffins

Mac & Cheese Muffins

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Mac and Cheese for dinner is fun. But do you know what’s more fun? Mac n cheese muffins!

You will need:

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºFahrenheit. Grease a muffin tray and set aside.
  2. Boil the macaroni in a large pot of lightly salted water, for about eight minutes. It should be cooked, but firm. Drain the macaroni and put it in a pan.
  3. Add the butter and stir in the beaten egg and mix, until the pasta is evenly coated in egg and butter. Add half of the cheddar cheese and stir in the mozzarella and milk into it.
  4. Spoon the macaroni into the muffin tins and sprinkle the remaining cheddar on them.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, and let them cool before removing the muffins from the tins.

Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 40min
Servings: 12
Nutritional value: Calories –208, carbohydrates –18g, protein –11.1g, fat –10g, cholesterol – 44mg

These recipes are some of the simplest ones you can begin with to teach how to bake for kids. If you want to try these with younger kids, start by giving them little tasks in the kitchen, which are safe and do not include the use of any electrical appliances. If you have older kids, make sure you teach them how to use the oven first. Then pick an easy recipe, and bake away to glory!

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