Since we have followed the ‘cupcake cup’ in this house, there is no stopping it. My kids want to bake! Especially my youngest daughter goes crazy, she loves to bake so much. She kneads the dough for the cinnamon rolls as if she (finally) has slime in her hands, no mixer can match that. And the ideas for new recipes fly around my ears. Baking cookies, baking cakes, something needs to be baked every day. At some point I put a stop to it because the pounds just kept coming…
In any case, every now and then it’s nice to bake something together with the kids. Plus, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I don’t need to eat it all. The children can of course also hand it out to the nice neighbors or grandpa and grandma. Just let them grow out of it.
Now the big question is of course, what is fun to bake with children? Now we have baked enough of the latter to be able to share. Cupcakes are still a favorite here, but crackers and cheese sticks were also very popular.
Easy recipes to bake with children
Here are the easy recipes so you can also enjoy baking with your children.
Cookies (variations with chocolate, disco dip, nuts)
Cookies are one of the easiest things to bake with children. It is also often the first thing a parent thinks about baking with their child.
Here is the recipe you need for standard cakes. You can of course make all possible variations of it. For example, you can add chocolate, but you can also decorate them with disco dip after baking.
- 200 grams of unsalted butter
- 150 grams of white icing sugar
- bag of vanilla sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 250 grams of flour
- pinch of salt
Like I said, cupcakes are a favorite! My 10-year-old daughter now also bakes them completely independently. Here is a standard cupcake recipe.
150 grams of self-raising flour
150 grams of sugar
150 grams of butter (room temperature)
3 eggs (room temperature)
2 tablespoons of milk
Pinch of salt
And we always add a bag of vanilla sugar.
Oh apple pie, I love it! Especially when the apple pie is still warm and there’s a dollop of whipped cream on the side. You can’t make me happier. And in addition, it is also very pleasant to bake apple cake together with the children. One kneads the dough and the other peels the apples. And that’s how you make a delicious apple pie together!
You will need this for the dough:
- 150 grams of butter
- 350 grams of self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 200 grams of sugar
- Bag of vanilla sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
And this is what you need for the filling:
- 1.5 kg apples, e.g. Goudreinet or Jonagold
- 75 grams of sugar
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
So my daughter really loves kneading dough, she likens it a bit to kneading slime. She thought these Homemade Dough Cinnamon Rolls were amazing to make. The dough must be kneaded thoroughly.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- +- 350 grams of flour
- 150 grams of sugar
- 50 grams of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 bag of yeast
- 120 ml of water
- 120 ml of milk
- 120 grams of butter
- 1 small egg
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
For the topping:
- Powdered sugar
- Splash milk
Delicious pancakes, that’s the holiday breakfast at home. They are super easy to make together and also delicious to eat!
These are the ingredients for our American Pancakes:
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 packet of vanilla flavored sugar
- 400 ml buttermilk
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 260 grams of flour
- Butter or oil for frying
- Pouring syrup
Puff pastry snacks (cheese stick, sausage, apple turnover)
And finally, puff pastry snacks are recommended to bake with children. The puff pastry makes it wonderfully easy, although advanced people of course do this themselves… But you can also just buy a pack of puff pastry in the supermarket and make nice snacks with it.
For example, sausage rolls are great fun to bake with children. But apple turnover or cheese bars can also be made very easily with puff pastry.
In short, lots of fun things to bake with kids!